Advantages of Handheld Vacuums

Handheld vacuums are little machines that can be used to clean small spaces. But, they offer so much more.

Once you get your first handheld vacuum, you will begin to wonder how you went so long without one in your life. And, when you use it so much that it eventually dies, you will quickly go out and buy another one.

There are so many advantages to handheld vacuums. Here are a few:

Small and Lighweight

Handheld vacuums are small and lightweight. This makes them easy to use to pick up little messes, like spilled cereal or an accidental dumping of pencil shavings.

Because of their size, they are much easier to quickly use to pick up those little messes. Their size means that they can be used in small spaces that a big vacuum wouldn’t work. So, many people keep them in their RVs, small apartments, and college dorms.

They can get into tight spaces like traditional vacuums cannot. Some people even keep them in their cars for those occasional accidents.


Kids can use them.

Since they are so lightweight and small, kids actually enjoy using them. As parents struggle to get their children to help with chores, handheld vacuums can make chores fun. And, if kids can use them, so can the elderly who might have trouble pushing around a big, bulky vacuum. If you do let your children use a handheld vac, be sure that you help them empty it, so they do not make another big mess.


Little vacuums are not complicated. In fact, they are quite simple.

Most of them do not have more than one or two attachments; most of those attachments are easy to add and remove. They are durable and they are easy to store.

In most cases, you simply put them on a base so they are charged and ready to go when a little mess appears. The most surprising thing about these little, uncomplicated vacuums is that are quite powerful so they will pick up plenty of stuff – even with attachments in place.

Priced Right

They are affordable. A little handheld vacuum will not break the bank.

For a few bucks, you can add one of the most useful cleaning tools. They last for years and require very little energy to power them. A handheld vacuum is often just a fraction of the cost of a traditional, upright vacuum – most are around $50 or less, even with a few attachments included. It’s also rather easy to find one on sale at various times throughout the year.

Easy to Use

Cordless handheld vacs are easy to carry. Instead of lugging around a big, upright vacuum, a cordless handheld vac will feel like nothing.

You don’t have to drag cords around and make sure that you do not pull the cord out of the outlet if you go too far. You can carry a cordless vac anywhere in the house, the garage, the RV, etc. without breaking a sweat.

And think of how much easier it is to carry a cordless handheld up and down the steps…

Quick to Clean

Quick cleanups are a snap.

Getting a traditional upright vacuum out for small mess is no small task. You have to get it out of the closet, drag it to mess, attach an attachment, plug in the cord, and turn it on to clean up a small mess.

With a handheld, you simply get the vac, turn it on, and clean up. It doesn’t get much easier than that. In some cases, if you buy the right type of handheld, you can even clean up wet messes or hard-to-clean pet hair.

Perfect for Cars

Handheld vacuums are perfect for cleaning cars.

A handheld vac with the right attachments can get into the crevices that big vacuums cannot. With a shop vac, you run the risk of damaging the outside of the car if the vac bangs into the door as you clean the inside. This is not the case with a handheld. Large shop vac hoses have difficulty getting into the tight spaces between the seats and under the seats, too.

A handheld has no problems in those space. And, once you are finished cleaning the upholstery in your car, you simply empty out the little canister, put it back in place, and charge the vac. With a shop vac, you have to empty out the big canister without trying to make another mess and put everything away – this is not easy work!

Every living space should have handheld vacuum. They are small, but they are extremely versatile and many of them are quite powerful. They can clean nearly anywhere. They make it easy to clean upstairs and downstairs. They are even fun for children to use. They are quick to start and quick to put away. If you do not have one, you are certainly missing out on one useful little household tool.

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