OK, we have a HUGE HEAVY vacuum for when we had all carpeting, but now the only carpets we have are upstairs and on the stairs. Otherwise middle level is laminate and tile in the kitchen and vinyl tile in the lower level. For around the middle level and kitchen, I use the Swiffer quick vac and it works GREAT. BUT... I have a big carpet in our entryway and it always looks like crap because it picks up EVERY piece of cat fur, dust, lint, etc in the ENTIRE middle floor. I really should vacuum it daily, but carrying a big a$$ vacuum and and down the stairs is not my idea of fun and we have nowhere to store a big vacuum in the middle level either. So, I'm wanting to get a lightweight yet GOOD vacuum for the front carpet and perhaps to be used on the playroom area carpet too. Do Bissell carpet cleaners (you know the ones you see restaurants using) work good enough for day to day cleaning? Or what? I am tired of it looking I'm super untidy because I skip a day of vacuuming this darn thing!!!