If you are considering purchasing a portable vacuum cleaner at this time, you may have a specific purpose in mind for it. Many people will opt for a smaller, rechargeable machine that has a general purpose to keep on-hand in their home for those small clean-up jobs and even to take out to the car from time to time to keep their vehicle spic and span.
Others may simply want to keep a car model stored in their vehicle’s trunk so they can clean up messes anywhere they may travel. If you work in your garage a lot with do-it-yourself projects, crafts, and more, you may want a garage model. How you intend to use your machine will play a big factor in which models you are considering purchasing.
However, even when you look at only the models designed for automotive use, for in-home use, or for some other purpose, you will find that you may still have a dozen or more different portable vacuum cleaner models to choose from. This selection is fabulous for you as a consumer, but it can also be tedious. Here are a few factors to consider to help you narrow down your choices a bit further, and many of these factors boil down to user preference:
- Price range
- Cordless or plug-in
- Weight of the cleaner
- Bagless or bagged model
- Attachments included
- Length of warranty, if any
Another key consideration to factor in as you select the right portable vacuum cleaner for your needs is how often you plan on using it. If you just plan to use a machine in your car from time to time, you may only use it for five minutes with each use, and only once every few weeks. If you have kids and pets and are looking for a general use machine for your home, you may use your machine every day or two! This consideration can factor into how much you are willing to spend, the amount of time the machine takes to recharge, and other such features.
Before you pull the trigger and purchase your portable vacuum cleaner, you should know that buying these machines online is often a great benefit to you. When you shop online, you can quickly and easily compare features and other important purchasing information like warranty details. When you have the model picked out that you want to purchase, you can then do a quick price comparison between various e-retailers. While you certainly want to compare the base price of the machine, you don’t want to overlook the impact that shipping fees will have on your purchase. Some e-retailers offer free shipping, whiles others may charge you $10, $20, or more for shipping charges! Obviously, this should play a factor in where you purchase your portable vacuum cleaner!
Also, a quick tip for all the housewives is that you can use the mop or steam mop to clean your house first before using the vacuum cleaner to clean it. This is especially important if you have something that stick on the floors like liquids that are nearly unable removed by the vacuum.
That being said, however, you should always make online purchases from a trusted online retailer i.e. Amazon, Walmart, or the vacuum cleaner manufacturer’s website. If you run into any issues with your shipment of your machine, you will be happy that you purchased your portable vacuum cleaner from a trusted e-retailer who can work with you on an exchange.