January 18, 2023
Can a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Make Daily Cleaning Easier?
Have you wondered if a cordless vacuum cleaner can make daily cleaning easier? Have you seen a vacuum cleaner and wondered if it could be the answer to your dust bunny woes? Or the crumbs under the kitchen table? A cordless vacuum isn’t going to solve all your vacuuming issues but they sure are convenient and handy!
If you are new here, you might not know that Wednesday is Vacuuming Day for the Clean Mama Routine – it’s a day that we do a deep vacuuming of our homes. Every day CHECK FLOORS is a Daily Task – so we check and sweep or vacuum as necessary. See more about the Clean Mama Routine here. Want to see my Favorites for Washing Floors? Head to this post.
My recommendations are based on my own experience, testing and research, recommendations from readers, and ratings from retailers and Amazon. I purchased this vacuum myself – this post is NOT sponsored in any way.
If you are in the market for a cordless vacuum cleaner or have wondered if one might make things a little easier, this post is for you. Let’s chat about if one might help you with your daily cleaning.
Why would you want a cordless vacuum cleaner?
- Small size, easy to store
- No cord
Why wouldn’t you want a cordless vacuum cleaner?
- Another vacuum cleaner to store
- Needs to be charged
- Smaller dirt container
If you use a vacuum cleaner daily for touch ups, a cordless vacuum cleaner is a great solution! It’ll save you time and energy and help to keep this task quick and easy.
I have owned other cordless vacuum cleaners that have broken down and/or haven’t worked well – I love the Miele Triflex – it’s great for daily cleaning but would also be great for an apartment. I also love that you can use it 3 different ways:
Why I chose the Mieie Triflex
- We needed a quick and easy vacuum to use on the first floor
- It’s easy for the kids to use
- One touch button stays on with a switch (some other cordless vacuums have an on button that you have to hold
- Long battery life
- Medium sized dust bin
- On board tools and different functions
Want to see all my floor care favorites? Head to my Amazon shop!
Curious about my vacuum cleaner favorites? I have a post that shares my favorite canister vacuums, uprights, cordless, and robot vacuums.
Actually, the best gadget we have is the “new” Dustbuster type vacuum! I use it all the time to do a quick crumb pickup, get crumbs off the counters, dust off thee baseboards, dog fur along the baseboards, and a quick car clean-up. I had a Dyson cordless purchased at Costco for a “good” price but it only lasted a year. For the cheaper price, the hand vacuum is the better deal.
Hi Becky etal,
I have 3 vacs in my house and one in my motorhome. The oldest is a Kenmore with all the tools, a very long cord and a very sturdy extension wand. It’s probably 25 yrs old. I use it sporadically for the sort of continuous cleaning in a single room I do quarterly. . I hate dragging it around behind me. So I do the entire room top to bottom including the mattress, and I I use it to vacuum tops of ceiling fans (not the blades, you have to chase those around). I vacuum the blinds and draperies, the closet door track, the window track and it goes nicely under the bed and some furniture in bedrooms. One bedroom takes about 1 hr. The next vac I got was a small upright that my mom bought for $600. Yikes. It’s an Oreck. It’s perfect for both the weekly hall runners, area rugs, and the odds and ends lint and small scraps of stuff that seem to materialize out of nowhere. It’s part of my weekly routine on Wednesday. I use my crosswave in the kitchen and bathrooms although I do need a pad type for around the toilet and other narrow places. I damp mop the bath and kitchen daily so they get a weekly cleaning plus the daily maintenance. So….this takes me to my Dyson Animal 10 cordless. I like it better as a handheld for small jobs like crumbs in the pantry, thread and fabric scraps in my sewing / quilting room, stairs and a quick someone’s coming cleanup. It cannot go the entire distance on one tank of gas, so it gets used for detailed monthly jobs. Like the crumbs in the silverware drawer or the cobwebs in the corners along the crown molding and it’s my go to tool for baseboards, closets in general, my car, my motorhome which is why I bought it in the first place. I like to clean up the floor in my motorhome- it’s a magnet for all sorts of crumbs and dog hair and weed seeds stuck to the dog and bits of straw and to use a vacuum I need 110 which means running the generator which annoys people and can violate early morning noise regulations. We do a far amount of dry camping meaning no power water or sewer. So I take the fully charged Dyson and use it daily instead of a broom. The entire rig is carpeted except a tiny patch in the bathroom and in front of the sink. The other vacuum in there is a plug in dirt Devil. I use it on trips where we have hookups.
I think that an upright is great for rooms with carpets and a cannister is good as an all around tool. But we got rid of carpet except three bedrooms and it’s not contiguous — each room is a 120 to 200 sq ft patch. It’s not conveniently vacuumed with a tool that cannot do both types. The cordless is awesome, but it’s a pain charging and waiting. That’s why I bought a corded Crosswave. It has its own limitations— taking it apart to clean it is a pain so it gets used weekly. I bought it on your recommendation but a family member got one first and that sealed the deal. We are moving to a house with more carpet than wood so I may just put the Dyson in the motorhome permanently. There are no ceiling fans and there are 10 ft ceilings which are really hard to clean. The Dyson is way too heavy to hold the whole thing overhead. I am toying with getting a monthly cleaning service for the stuff that 5’3” me can’t reach.
I hope by sharing all of this it may spark some ideas in readers. But to sum up, I don’t think a cordless is enough to handle a 2400 sq ft house.