While my kids were growing up, I would dread having to air up and air mattresses necessary for overnighters and dread MORE THAT EVER having to wrestle deflating them because it was an uncomfortable on-your-knees-crawl-around and try to fold or roll them up so they could be stored in a small closet. This airbed pump inflates faster than ever, it is small and light weight, and a real easy thing to do.....plug it in, blow it up. First time I deflated the bed using the pump (sort of in reverse) it was a miracle. Completely deflated flat on the floor and ready to fold up very neatly and slip into a tote bag with no wrestling in a matter of a minute. One issue is it must be assembled absolutely correctly before it will work and for me that was a little difficult....but finally got it and it worked beautifully. Quick, easy.