You made it through January. Outside, the sun is shining. You wipe your bleary eyes and open the curtains. Immediately, you shut them again. There’s enough dust in the corners of your room to build a disgusting quasi-sandcastle.

Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered.

Looking for a versatile cordless? The Shark cordless stick vacuum cleaner is on sale on Amazon for £178.98, down from an RRP of £359.99 – that’s £181.01 or over 50% off. This vacuum cleaner can go from carpets to hard wood floors without the need to switch heads. It also has a flexible wand, so it can get right under furniture, without you having to crawl on the floor yourself.

It comes with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee and a two-year guarantee on the battery.    

If you’re after something more powerful, AO.com has an excellent deal on the Shark Powered Lift Away True Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Pet Hair Removal. It's currently on sale for £199, down from £299, so that's £100 or a third off. This is a good option for people with dust sensitivity, as it has a HEPA filter.

Back on Amazon, Shark’s 750W upright cleaner is down to £184.99 from £269.99 – that’s over 30% or £84 off. It’s a corded upright cleaner, with the added advantage of a pet power brush attachment to get fur from sofas and carpets.

So, um, no excuses then?