If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching a powerful vacuum revive a rug. It’s easy to overlook the amount of dirt your apartment can collect over time, but a good vacuum will make that crystal clear. At times like these, while we’re stuck indoors, it’s more important than ever to keep our homes looking and feeling good. Some might even say that vacuuming can have a meditative effect. These are four of the best vacuums that will—yes, we’ll say it—quickly become your new favorite toy.
This Dyson icon is cordless, which means you can walk all over your house without being chained to an outlet. Don’t worry about it running out of battery too quickly—the charge lasts up to 60 minutes at a time. You can use this vacuum in a variety of ways; it easily transforms to a handheld vacuum and isn’t too heavy if you want to reach something higher up. The vacuum head is small enough that you’ll be able to reach under your furniture too.
If vacuuming is your least favorite chore, consider getting a Roomba. This little guy works all by itself. All it takes is a gentle tap and it’ll turn on and get to work. The multi-purpose sensors help the Roomba navigate around and under furniture, and it’s able to detect extra dusty areas so it spends more time there. Its round shape won’t stop it from getting into corners either; it has a special edge sweeping brush for that. Best of all, it’ll run for 90 full minutes before automatically docking itself so it can recharge.
This small, mighty vacuum comes with specific tools that are great if one of your main concerns is pet hair. The motorized brush is great at sucking up layers of pet hair from that spot on the rug where your feline friend likes to sunbathe. There’s also a “crevice tool”, which helps get crumbs out of your couch seam that got lodged there during the last family movie night. At only 4.25 pounds, this vacuum is easy to carry around. The dirt bin is large so you don’t have to empty it all the time, but when you do it’s also easy to remove.
This is an excellent vacuum cleaner for a shockingly good price. If you’re looking for something as effective as a Dyson without dropping the cash, this Bissell vacuum is a great option. It has a low profile head that is easy to get under the sofa, and the suction is quite strong. It can hold a lot of dirt, but when it’s time to empty the tank all you have to do is press a button. No need to buy vacuum bags, and the filters are washable so you can use them for longer. For a full-sized vacuum, it’s also quite light at only 17.4 pounds.