I’m a vacuum fanatic. Yes, I enjoy cleaning my house and looking for the next perfect vacuum cleaner. And you should too. Getting the right vacuum doesn’t only save you time, it also makes all the chores that much easier. So the purpose of the post today is to outline the checklist that you should go through if you intend to get a new vacuum cleaner:
#1 upright or canister: I have both, but it really depends on which one you prefer. Some prefer the canister vacuum as it’s more intuitive to move around the house, especially on stair case. Some prefer the upright with the bagless set up so you don’t have to worry about purchasing more bags for your vacuum.
#2 know your floor type: whether you have hardwood, tile, rug, carpet? You need to take this into account when getting a new vacuum.
#3 cord or cordless: there are more and more cordless vacuum in the market. If you decide to go with the cordless setup, make sure you do your research on what type of battery it uses. Whether it’s easy to replace and what is the charging time? If you prefer the corded vacuum, make sure it’s long enough so you can clean one room in one sweep without having to plug in and out.
#4 is allergy a problem? If it is, then HEPA filter is a must. It generally costs more but more and more vacuums are equipped with this type of filter.
#5 Do you have a pet? Pet hair should also be considered as some vacuums are equipped to deal with pet hair effectively and some aren’t.
#6 Know your home. Whether you live in a small apartment or in a bigger house really matters. Smaller area to clean means you don’t have to purchase those super powerful vacuum.
Alright those are 6 things you need to consider when purchasing a vacuum. Want more info, check out this video: