by Karen Bates
(last updated May 19, 2014)
If you have carpet or rugs in your home, you know that one of your most important cleaning tools is a vacuum cleaner. These machines can suck up dirt, debris, and dust in an instant and are usually quite convenient to use. Although you might think that any vacuum will do the job fine, you may actually need to do a little research to find the best fit for your situation.
When looking at vacuums, you first consideration should be how much carpeted space there is in your home. Do you have large areas with carpet, or just a few rugs? There is no need to get a vacuum that is way too large for your needs, nor should you use a tiny vacuum to clean large areas of carpet. You should also take into account the different features the vacuums can offer. Some of these include attachments, filters, bagged or bagless varieties, and so on.
Most of all, the type of vacuum cleaner you select will have the largest impact on how quickly and easily you can get the job done. Upright, canister, cordless, robotic, and stick vacuums all have their own characteristics that make them ideal for certain situations. Handheld vacuum cleaners are no different.
Handheld vacuum cleaners offer the convenience of a vacuum with a small, easy to handle size. These vacuums are not meant to clean large spaces, but to deal with quick clean-up tasks and to get at hard to reach spots on the floor. Handheld vacuums are available with the same features that other vacuums have. Many of these vacuum cleaners are cordless for hassle-free cleaning. They also tend to be bagless and easy to empty when full, making your cleaning tasks go by even faster.
There are some situations where a handheld vacuum would be an ideal cleaning tool. For instance, the interior of your car is easy to clean with this type of vacuum, especially if the vacuum happens to be cordless. Sucking up dirt and crumbs under car seats or cleaning car upholstery is simple with a handheld vacuum. These cleaners are also great for an office area, homes with very little carpeting, and for areas with crevices that are difficult to clean.
A handheld vacuum is the perfect tool for cleaning up small messes and doing detail cleaning. Although they aren't ideal for all homes, handheld vacuums can be quite helpful in many situations.
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