Clean Better: Three Things to Look for in a Stick Vacuum

Stick vacuums aren’t just lightweight and easy to use, they really get the job done.

Vacuuming confetti off of carpet with stick vacuum
You’ll celebrate how much you love your new stick vacuum—and then use it to clean the confetti!Unsplash

Gone are the days of lugging giant vacuums all over your house. Stick vacuums have gained popularity in recent years, and if you’ve ever tried using one, you immediately understand the hype. Not only have these sweepers revolutionized the way you clean your home, car, and covered spaces, they also save space. Stick vacuums are sleekly designed to be stashed in corners, closets, utility and laundry rooms without taking up square footage. While some are operated by a rechargeable battery, others employ cords to maintain a continuous power supply. Keep reading and find out what to look for in a stick vacuum.

Eureka NES215 Blaze 3-in-1, Swivel-Blue
Registering just 4 pounds, this corded cleaner is super portable.EUREKA

Let’s face it—sometimes we overlook couch crevices filled with crumbs and dust bunnies because hauling out the big vacuum is annoying and time-consuming. Stick cleaners offer tremendous cleaning versatility, making it easy to deeply and thoroughly clean spots that might otherwise be neglected. Look for easy to use attachments so you can transform your stick vacuum into a smaller, precise hand tool that catches every bit of dirt you can and cannot see.

MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum 4 in 1 Powerful Suction Stick Handheld Vacuum Cleaner for Home Hard Floor Carpet Car Pet - XL-618A, Lightweight
Features a quick-release canister, plenty of detachable tools and a docking station to recharge the built-in battery.MOOSOO M

Have you ever tried to vacuum your stairs or clear cobwebs with a traditional vacuum? It can be frustrating to clean tight or out of reach spaces, and you have probably been hindered by your vac’s electrical cords and suction tubing. Choosing a thin, cordless stick cleaner is a game changer—tough-to-clean areas like under couch spaces and even cars are easy to neaten up when you ditch the cord and go rogue.

Bissell Featherweight Stick Lightweight Bagless Vacuum, 2033, One Size Fits All, Blue
Bust dust, abolish dirt, and get down to the nitty gritty with this sweet little stick vac. Works on carpet and hard surfaces and comes in a variety of fun hues.Bissell

If you’ve ever vacuumed a whole house, you know how cumbersome pushing—or dragging—a traditional vacuum can be. One of the benefits of stick vacuums is how lightweight they typically are, which means just about anyone can use them without much effort.