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I’ve done quite a lot of housework over the last three weeks, which is fine, but it’s made me think quite a lot about vacuum cleaners. And if you are looking for a new, light vacuum cleaner then our new one, this Bosch Athlet that I bought a few months ago, as an alternative to the barely-concealed psychosis of our Henry, is really good. It is light, cordless (you charge it up and it gives you an hour of vacuuming time) and bag-less and it genuinely makes vacuuming less of a chore.

This is ideal for a 3-bed house, or flat, or as a second vacuum cleaner if your house is massive.