Sometimes there are spills, dirt, and grime in your home that require the use of a vacuum to clean up, but sometimes you just don’t want to lug out your trusty upright vacuum.
It is heavy and awkward, when all you want is a simple and quick solution to your seemingly small dirty problem. You have decided that it is time to invest in a small handheld vacuum, but seriously, there are so many choices available.
When you place the term into your favorite Internet search engine, you receive a superabundance of results. There are cordless handheld vacuums, corded handheld vacuums, and every variation in between.
Why Am I Spending Money on My New Toy?
Let’s face it, you are going to spend a little bit of time playing with your new toy once you purchase it…don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. One consideration you need to make before you purchase a handheld vacuum is what you plan to use it for. Here are the top reasons consumers purchase the mini version of an actual vacuum:
- Cleaning cat litter that has spilled out of your furry friend’s box.
- Picking up the mess that your child has created…AKA, the cereal and cracker spills.
- Ridding your home of the dirt the kids brought in…it’s always the kids!
- Quick touch up cleaning of your vehicle.
- Cleaning up the ol’ RV and camper.
- Areas of your home in which the standard upright just can’t get to; those evil corners and crevices!
- Animal hair.
It’s All About the Brand…or is it?
Vacuums are not like purses, complete strangers do not look at you and say “ooh she is the Dirt Devil queen” like they would if you were carrying a brand new Luis Vuitton purse. A good handheld cleaner can be purchased for a reasonable price as long as it has the motor power and accessories you require.
If pet hair clean up is your duty of the day, there is a vacuum designed especially for that. If you only need it for quick clean ups…there is also a “vac” for that! When selecting your machine, there really is no need for brand loyalty, all you need to do is research.
Stick it to ‘Em
Stick vacuums are a good choice it you want something in between your favorite upright and handheld. A stick vacuum is essentially a handheld with an extremely long handle. Stick vacuums work well for small rooms or to get in the cracks and crevices of your home. The downfall of a stick vacuum is that they generally do not come with the small space and corner accessories like some handheld versions do. A stick model can be a good investment if you do not want to Cinderella style it and get on your hands and knees to clean up your mess; although there are some models you can purchase in which the handle detaches and Viola…you have a handheld!
No matter what kind of mess you find yourself combating in the home or RV, picking a good quality handheld vacuum will save you some time and energy. If you know what your vacuuming goal is, there is a vacuum out there waiting to come home with you.