You may have spent a lot of money on your vacuum cleaner. However, this does not mean you have to use it for every type of cleaning job around the house. While many of these vacuums are great at cleaning carpeted areas and rugs in your home they are not always the best option when it comes to certain jobs. The following are a few areas of the home which may be better served by using a small vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning furniture with a traditional size vacuum can be a real challenge. The hose attachments usually provided with most vacuums are not always the easiest to use. You will often notice a great deal of resistance while trying to use the hose. Many of these hoses are collapsible to save space, but it makes using them even that much more difficult. Also, trying to move around quickly cleaning several pieces of furniture often ends with tripping over the cord and tipping the vacuum over and possibly damaging items.
Small vacuum cleaners are also great for small jobs. If you have just a small area to clean, such as a tipped over plant, it is much easier to grab a handheld vacuum and clean the area instead of getting out the regular vacuum and unwinding a long cord, plugging it in, cleaning, and winding it back up. These little vacuums can be a huge timesaver for these types of jobs.
Stairs are always challenging to clean with a regular sized vacuum. Just like the furniture, you will encounter resistance while trying to clean up a flight of stairs. Also, the longer the section of those you are using the less suction you will have. A small vacuum with a brush attachment may be your best option when cleaning stairs.
There are a number of highly rated inexpensive handheld vacuums which can accomplish many of these jobs. Thoroughly research any vacuum you are going to buy and read as many reviews as possible. If you vacuum often you may want to spend a little more money to get a higher quality vacuum which may last longer and save you money in the long run.