When you havent got the time to get the vacuum out this is a great alternative. This carpet sweeper from Rubbermaid is really robust, has no expensive batteries to replace & can be used wherever & whenever you like. Instead of a bristles roller this has 2 rollers with rubber blades which work fantastically on hard floors & carpets. This sweeper is ideal for use in hotels, large office or large homes. Ideal for spot cleaning when you want to keep noise & fuss to a minimum.