vacuum cleaner

There are plenty of vacuum cleaners around that can be quite confusing when it comes to buying one.

So, what do you need to look out for when purchasing a vacuum cleaner in general? Lets get right into it.

Vacuum Price?

Before going head first and buying the first vacuum cleaner you find online, do yourself a favour and set a budget, by doing this, you will not go over the top and spend hundreds of pounds on a vacuum cleaner with extra fancy bits when all you needed was a basic hoover… So set yourself a maximum price you would like to spend.

Which vacuum manufacturer should you go for?

Like any product, there are quite a few manufacturers that will make them, you could opt in for going with the higher priced variety such as a Dyson or possibly an expensive Miele, there are plenty out there, Vax, Numatic (yes they make the Henry and Hetty vacuums we all know and love), Shark and even a more newer manufacture such as Gtech who build the famed AirRam model. Ultimately, the question comes down to what do you need your vacuum for? Your home, your work? Does it need to be lightweight so you can bring it with you on the go… or does it need to suck the hell out of everything? Each manufacturer excels in its’ own field but by knowing what you need it for in your circumstance, can in fact narrow down your choices which would be a god-send, trust me, you don’t want to have a selection of fifteen different brands and 50 different models.

Corded? Stick? Upright? Cylinder?

Next, to narrow down your search, you could think of a use case for the vacuum, does it need to be corded for ultimate power? Will it be used for light dust on hardwood flooring? Perhaps you want a traditional upright vacuum cleaner.. this all may sound obvious but trust me, you’ll end up wanting a £50 Argos own brand vacuum and come out with a £500 Dyson stick vacuum instead, there is a method to my madness so pick a type of vacuum cleaner.

Remember to read online reviews!

Once you’ve made your decision, don’t just pull the debit card out of your purse/wallet! It’s very helpful to read up on the vacuum cleaner you are wanting to buy, there are plenty vacuum cleaner review websites that will go through many vacuum cleaners to help guide you, so you are better informed to make sure you’re making the right choice. Either way, I say its better to prepare to fail than to fail to prepare and I take this into any situation so make sure you always do your due diligence!