Why does vacuuming the house always feel like the worst possible chore? Is it the ritualist fight with the electric cord? The struggle to free the mammoth of a machine from the dusty storage closet? Or maybe it’s because most traditional vacuums seem to weigh as much as a car after an hour of cleaning the floors. That’s where a good lightweight vacuum comes in. Here are four models of lightweight vacuums to consider next time you upgrade your home cleaning gear.
If you own pets, you know what a chore it can be keeping the hair and allergens off the floor. Finally there’s another “animal” that can help. Dyson’s Animal is designed for homes with pets and features hygienic dust bin emptying so there’s no need to touch the vacuumed-up dirt. It can also transform quickly for handheld use – perfect for cleaning sofas, stairs and car seats.
Sure, we get a chuckle from Eureka’s tagline: “We want cleaning to suck less for you.” Thankfully, this cleaner sucks very well. And unlike many competing handheld models, a slew of accessories come along in the package, including an extra-large dust cup, a washable filter and a wide nozzle.
When you think of “cyclonic technology,” try not to envision the movie Twister. This type of circulating action creates a powerful suction, which is Bissell’s signature feature in this model. It also has 15 feet of cord so you should be able to reach the corner of most rooms without having to change outlets.
Advanced filtration is what sets this vacuum from APOSEN apart. It has a 12-degree HEPA filter that captures 99.99 percent of the dust and particles that irritate allergy sufferers. The battery is detachable so purchase a spare so you can switch power sources for long cleaning tasks.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.