Tips to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner

Tips to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner


Mummy says…. A vacuum cleaner is one of the most essential appliances for your home, as it helps you to create a clean, hygienic home environment. It can also be one of the most expensive. There are plenty of different vacuum cleaners to choose from these days, so finding the right one for your circumstances, needs, and budget shouldn’t be a problem. However, you need to make sure you avoid a costly mistake when purchasing a vacuum. I have some tips to help you…

Tips to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum cleaner could be too noisy, not powerful enough, or too big or small for your home. Here are some mistakes that people make while buying a vacuum cleaner and how you can avoid making the same mistakes. You can then look forward to keeping your home really clean with the right appliance.

Top 3 Mistakes:

If you are looking for a new vacuum cleaner, it is important that you choose the right one for your home, needs, living environment and budget. The right vacuum cleaner for someone with pets will be different to the right vacuum cleaner for someone with allergies. So, let’s take a look at three of the most common mistakes that people make when purchasing a vacuum cleaner:

1. Failing to consider the size of the home: Taking the size of your home into consideration is an important part of making the right decision when it comes to vacuum cleaners. If you have a small home such as an apartment, a corded vacuum cleaner will be fine to go from room to room. However, if you live in a large home, vacuuming the whole house will be a nightmare as you will have to keep unplugging and then plugging the appliance back in so that it will reach. For a larger home, you can choose one of the range of best cordless vacuum cleaner options, which will enable you to get around the whole house easily.

2. Not taking pets into consideration: If you have cats or dogs at home, you will already know how they can leave hair all over the carpets and furniture. Pet dander can also be released into the air which can settle on your furniture and carpets. As such, you need to invest in a vacuum cleaner that is designed for households with pets. These cleaners come with special features and specifications that make them ideal. They even have special attachments so that you can easily pick up pet hair, which can be a real challenge with a standard vacuum.

3. Failing to consider allergies: Many people these days suffer from allergies, and your choice of vacuum cleaner should take this into consideration. Even if you don’t suffer from them there may be others in your household with them. For example, if you have children you will already know that they can experience a range of problems such as lactose intolerance.
They can also be prone to allergies, so make sure you consider this when choosing a vacuum. Choose a cleaner that has a HEPA filter, which is able to remove more of the particles in the air to leave you with a cleaner home.

The key to getting the right vacuum cleaner is to ensure you assess your needs before you make your purchase. By choosing the right one, you can enjoy maximum benefit from the appliance as well as a healthier home. So, before you rush out and purchase the first vacuum cleaner you come across, take some time to think about your household, your personal needs, and your lifestyle so that you can make the best choice.

Are you looking for a new vacuum cleaner? If so, I hope these tips help you.

Ickle Pickles lIfe


  1. You must have read my mind!!
    I’m after a new one
    Thanks for the advice

  2. Choosing a vacuum cleaner is such a pain. Ours is a few years old now and it’s so noisy. We moved home in Feb and most of our flooring is lino; the vacuum is useless now and just takes up space! Best keep it anyway though, eh? 😉

  3. I just got a new vacuum cleaner this week! We have a dog so I knew it was important to get one that specialised in dog dander, I also have lots of allergies too!
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  4. Taking pets into consideration is so important. We’ve had loads of vacuum cleaners that were rubbish
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  5. We have 2 cats which leave hair everywhere plus 6 kids who leave a trail of destruction crumb wise lol we picked a Henry the last time but we definitely need something much more powerful for our next hoover

  6. Is it sad that I love things like this? I do all sorts of research before investing in big household appliances! xo

  7. We really need a new vacuum cleaner. I swear by Dyson, but my hubby thinks they’re way too expensive! I had one years before I met him and it was such a good cleaner!

  8. We’ve just got a Dyson & I can’t believe we didn’t get one sooner, so fab for when you have pets & kids. Kind of wish I had of gone for a cordless one though, these tips would’ve come in handy!

  9. God, cat hair is the worst isn’t it – you’re so right about getting a vacuum that can cope with animal hair. My last cat died many moons ago but we were finding his fur was years afterwards. That might just mean I’m rubbish at housework though 😉

  10. I really hadn’t thought about these points before, which is probably why on some occasions my vacuum cleaners haven’t been up to scratch
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  11. We have 2 vacuum cleaners. One for upstairs and one for downstairs. Upstairs is all carpet and downstairs is all wooden flooring

  12. I have a pet German shepherd so this is definitely something to consider when shopping for a new vacuum. I’ve seen the cordless ones too and I’m not convinced they would quite do the trick.
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  13. Some great tips here. I’ve always wanted to get a Henry

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