We all know how the vacuum cleaner has made cleaning a whole lot easier. But then, we must admit that when it comes to everyday spills, we don’t really use the bulky machine. We tend to rely instead on traditional cleaning up tools such as lukewarm water, soap and good old rag. Didn’t it just defeat the purpose of having a vacuum machine for convenience?

This is why most households, aside from buying a full sized vacuum cleaner, also invest in a small hand-held one. Some may view this as a waste of money but many others will look at it as a necessity. Small hand-held vacuums, especially the cordless ones, are so convenient to use that you can immediately clean up spills before they do greater damage to your furniture.

Still not convinced? Well aside from what I have mentioned in the paragraph above, a hand-held vacuum cleaner also comes with more advantages and certainly, you will not regret buying one. Here are some of the best advantages you can have when you buy your own hand-held vacuum machine.


Just like what I said above, many people prefer to buy a hand held vacuum cleaner because these are very portable. They are easy to use especially for emergency spillage and can be used to clean even the narrower areas of the house. It would be better if you invest in a portable hand held vacuum machine that has a wet-dry function so that you can easily clean both dry dirt and liquid spills.

These are also very easy to carry because they are lightweight. Because of this, you can carry them around even upstairs and downstairs without breaking a sweat (unless of course the weather is warm). A cordless hand held vacuum cleaner is better because you do not have to plug it in; you can work with it as long as it is charged. You can even use them in the car.

Because most hand held vacuums do not have to be plugged into sockets, you can easily navigate them. You can go forward and sweep off every dust particle you see without worrying of pulling the plug off its socket. Also, you can easily clean very small spaces, even the insides of your drawers and closets.

Powerful features

Some people think buying a hand held vacuum cleaner is not worth it because they are just that, vacuum appliances. However, what these people may not know is that the market for hand held vacuum cleaners is constantly improving and more and more features are added to them. The first one is the wet-dry function which is present in almost all hand held models.

Because of this wet-dry function, hand held vacuum appliances are designed with a higher suction power. They need that kind of suction power because liquid spillage is harder to pick up and requires greater power and strength. They also have an improved filtration system, filtering dirt particles as the vacuum cleaner sucks them off the floor or any surface.

Another feature which is included in many models of hand held vacuums is its ability to pick up dander or pet hair with their motorized brushes. If they have enough suction power to pick up liquid, then it is even easier for them to suck pet hair. Hand held vacuum cleaners are also ideal for furniture and almost all kinds of surfaces including carpeted floors.

Convenient use

It may be hard to admit but after some time, cleaning the house with your bulky (but yes, efficient) vacuum becomes too tedious of a task. There are vacuum cleaner models which are designed to be of easier use to the owner because it is made lighter but still, these are no match to the convenience offered by the small hand held vacuums.

If possible, invest in a cordless hand held vacuum cleaner. You don’t even have to plug the thing in; you only have to keep its battery charged. Just pick up the device, position it on top of the dirt or spill and then turn it on. It’s that easy. You can even use it on your shoes, on your computer (just be careful) or virtually any appliance or furniture that needs some cleaning.

You can also use the hand held vacuum anytime you wish, unlike the full sized vacuum where you have to schedule Saturday morning especially for its purpose. Hand held vacuum cleaners do not come with bags so you do not have to worry about running out of disposable dirt bags. You just have to open the compartments and dump the dirt into the trash can. Doing this is easier as compared to regular full sized, bagless vacuums.