Don’t know how to choose a vacuum cleaner? Read my advice

Keeping your home clean and dirt free can be daunting as well as a thankless job. Nobody will appreciate the efforts that go into this seemingly routine task. But with the right set of appliances you can relax and even enjoy the cleaning chores. Among the essential appliances, a vacuum cleaner leads the race with the flexible cleaning options and quick and long lasting results in keeping your home spick and span.


If you still haven’t still got this essential tool in your home cleaning kit, then read along here to make a wise first choice among the countless options available.

Corded or cordless


The vacuum cleaners come in two varieties corded or cordless. You can get a corded in case you have a large house to live in since it works on electricity and need to be plugged to use for long duration. You will definitely need a cordless one if you have a limited space to clean that works fine when the appliance runs on the battery.

Suction adjustability


The cleaning tasks that you do are not same in nature so they can be done by applying different levels of suction and save the battery or electricity. You must purchase a vacuum cleaner that provides you the ability to set the suction levels according to the cleaning you are going to do.

Kind of cleaning


The vacuum cleaner you need depends on the kind of cleaning work your house has. If you don’t have the babies or pets at home a standard vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. It will do the regular cleaning of carpets, upholstery, and other regular suction tasks. For a home with kids or pets get a turbo powered vacuum cleaner which is capable of cleaning the heavy mess.

Additional attachments


You will need a number of attachments and heads suiting the cleaning task in hand. To capture dust collected on shelves and niches near roof you will need a long and pointed nozzle. To clean the curtains you have to attach the long brush shaped head. To clean floor a wider nozzle will be the best bet. Check the number of attachments and their use. Don’t pay for anything fancy and appealing which is not needed by you.



A bulky and heavy vacuum cleaner will be difficult to operate, but you have to trade-off between the power and the weight. A powerful vacuum cleaner is heavy in weight but if you get a lightweight vacuum cleaner it will be good for a limited set of light vacuuming jobs.