The Best Cordless Vacuums That Won’t Take Up Much Space

Keep dust bunnies and your vacuum out of sight.

byPam Collins|
The Best Cordless Vacuums That Won’t Take Up Much Space
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Many compact vacuums can tackle big clean-up jobs while taking up just a fraction of the storage space of a full-size machine. The first step is deciding what type you want. A thin, stick vacuum is lightweight, looks cool and you can hang it behind a closet door or on the wall in your mudroom. Or perhaps you’d prefer one that folds up into a more compact version of itself at storage time. Then again, maybe a remote-controllable vacuum is more your style. Let’s assess.

The Dyson digital motor V10 spins at up to 125,000 rpm, giving it the suction power of a full-size vacuum; the battery gives up to 1 hour of cleaning time.

Stick vacuums can do pretty much anything their bulkier counterparts can do to a carpet, a hardwood floor or a tile one. Plus they’re lightweight and easy to store. At full charge, they can keep running for between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the model and which attachments you use.

Orfeld’s cordless two-in-one also has a foldable handle for easy storage and up to 40 minutes of run time.

A two-in-one vacuum will give you the versatility of an upright cordless stick vacuum and a smaller handheld to use for little spills and cleanups.

This robot vac automatically seeks out its charging station when the battery is low and can also be used as a mop with an add-on water tank.

Although automatic vacuums aren’t as precise as traditional models powered by you, you literally don’t have to lift a finger to get rid of dust bunnies, pet hair and other dirt and dust—unless it’s to touch the remote control. Robot vacuums glide over carpets, hard surfaces and area rugs and automatically turn when they approach obstacles like table legs and walls. They’re also extremely compact. Once your vac has finished sucking up dust from under the bed, you can just store it there!