|John McTighe-Cleaning Expert|
These tips will make the chore of replacing your vacuum much more enjoyable since you will be able to make a better decision based on your needs.
You will see I am BIASED toward Dyson vacuums, but that is because in the world of bagless vacuums, I find Dyson to be the top of the bunch. With that being said, I do understand not everyone likes bagless vacuums, and the price for Dyson vacuums is on the higher end.
In the end it is personal preference, but the following tips will help you make that decision.
Tip #1 What Are Your Physical Abilities?
Can you handle a average sized upright, which is between 15 to 20 pounds, or do you require something lighter such as a canister vacuum or a light weight upright?
A vacuum is like any other tool, and the wrong tool will become a source of pain (literally) for you to use. Make sure your physical abilities match the vacuum cleaner you are buying.
Tip #2 What Are You Vacuuming?
Do you have a lot of carpet? Bare floor? Do you have pets? Area rugs? The answers to these questions will help you decide which vacuum is the best choice for you.
Some vacuums have the option to choose between carpet to bare floor when vacuuming. Other vacuums have a better ability to handle pet hair. Your vacuum will help you make your specific house chores easier. The wrong pick could make your chores harder.
Tip #3 What Is Your Budget?
This is where some people get caught up. You have to be honest about what you want to spend on a vacuum. You have a wide range of prices to choose from. At the very low end are $50 vacuums, often called "throw-aways", since they are cheaply made, and not usually worth fixing if they break. At the top end you have vacuums at $1000 or more. These are much higher quality and might last for years or even a lifetime.
Figure out how much you want to spend on a vacuum and match the vacuum as much as possible to your cleaning needs from the questions above. Consider a used or refurbished vacuum if you are looking for a better quality vacuum on a limited budget.
If you would like assistance in picking out your next vacuum, without the pressure of getting "sold" something, leave a comment below or use the form at the right of this page, we would be glad to assist you with your next purchase. You can also call us at 701-532-0801.