I was talking with a friend and was told that the children wanted to help with vacuuming, but they were too to small to handle the regular vacuum. I showed her my little stick vac and demonstrated how light it was. They are great for small jobs like touch-ups in the kitchen. There are always crumbs, You can get them for under 25 dollars. Mine is by Bissell and looks like a dust buster with a handle, but there are other brands out there. Well now the little ones can help and not get hurt from a heavy appliance and they feel a sense of accomplishment that they helped mom!