Canister or robot vacuum? Upright or stick vacuum?

    These days, vacuums can clean anything from carpets to hardwood, cozy apartments to family homes. Some adept multi-taskers switch effortlessly from deep-cleaning area rugs to touching up kitchen tile.

    Which vacuum is the best? Read on!

    Classic Canister and Upright Vacuums
    Traditionalists prefer canister vacuums. They’re typically quieter and easier to maneuver because you can operate the power head without moving the canister’s weight. Canister vacuums tend to perform better on hard surfaces, too. Fans of traditional upright vacuums like the easy storage. Uprights often are better at cleaning high-pile carpet and usually come with an array of on-board tools for added versatility.

    Stick vacuums are gaining popularity, particularly among those in smaller living spaces. Often super-lightweight and compact, these models slip easily into crevices and under furniture. A cordless vacuum offers ultimate maneuverability. Many portable vacuum models feature detachable hand-held vacuums for above-floor work on harder to clean areas like draperies and fans.

    Vacuums That Help Clear the Air
    Love your furry friends but not their fluffy messes? Upgrade to a model with a self-cleaning brush roll, such as a Shark vacuum specifically designed for homes with pets.

    For allergy sufferers, HEPA filtration is a must. Pair the vacuum with air purifiers to remove more irritating particles and pollutants from your home.

    The Robot Vacuum Revolution
    It’s the ultimate in easy cleaning. A robotic model such as a Roomba vacuum lets you set it and then kick back and forget it. Some advanced systems offer remote operations via an app and smart capabilities with voice commands. Automatic dirt disposal and docking are becoming common, too.

    Small Vacuums

    Lugging around that big vacuum is hard work, and while it may do a great job of cleaning the larger areas of the carpet, when it comes time to clean in those hard-to-reach parts of the floor, it can be very frustrating. Do you really want to move all of your living room furniture every time you clean the floor, just to get at that spot in between the couch and the end table? You need a small vacuum for those tough spots. You will be amazed at how easy it is to clean once you have the right vacuum.

    A slim stick vacuum is as easy to push around as a full size vacuum, but is much more lightweight and easy to use and store. A Dyson cordless slim vacuum has amazing suction with incredible ease. A 2-in-1 stick vacuum from Bissell or Electrolux is affordable and effective, and best of all, you have the option of pushing it around the floor or popping off the attached handheld vacuum for precise cleaning.

    Have a pet? A small vacuum can do the job with precision on your pet's favorite spots on the carpet. Just because they are small doesn't mean they are not powerful enough for pet hair. After all, small pets can make a big mess. For everyday pet hair buildup, a handheld pet vacuum with an extra-large motorized brush or an ergonomically designed Hoover cordless hand vacuum can make pet hair removal seem easy. For deeper cleaning, an easy 2-in-1 vacuum and carpet cleaner from Bissell can easily clean up your pet's messes and hair at the same time.

    Want to actually be excited about doing chores? Shop for a fancy new vacuum, right here at Macy’s!

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