I have two four year old twins as of present day that still make a disaster fast, especially with food and crumbs. When they used to do it in the car it would drive me crazy so I decided to get a handheld vacuum for in between cleanings and something easier on my back for the stairs. The first one I got was a nightmare so I ended up buying the shark handheld vacuum. It's not a terrible vacuum, but I expected more from the shark brand because I have seen good products from their line. The problem is the battery charger either isn't great or the vacuum itself has to be almost on the charger constantly and if you're trying to clean a lot at once, you kind of feel like you're rushing because after about forty minutes, it begins to lose suction and die off. It doesn't seem to pick up crumbs or some other things great, yet it picks up fuzz, lint, and hair. On one positive note, it is easier to clean it out because you just dump it and wipe it out which is easier than a bag. But honestly I don't use it anymore and I don't really think its worth the money.