It's a weekly, if not daily, task to keep your apartment clean. Vacuuming is part of that equation. Some people love vacuuming (like us), while others find it a huge, noisy chore. But the fact remains that it has to be done. But just because you have a vacuum cleaner doesn't mean it works the way you want, so it might be time to replace it. Not all vacuum cleaners are created equal. The good news is that vacuum cleaner technology has changed a lot since you were a kid, and a good one doesn't have to cost a ton. We've selected three of the best vacuum cleaners on Amazon that will ensure clean floors and carpeting (as long as you actually use it).


NEQUARE Multi-Tasker

You don't have to spend a lot to get a great vacuum, as evidenced by this sub-$100 stick vacuum cleaner with 600w of sucking power. Not only does it have enough to handle pet hair, but it's also very portable with its thin profile and free-standing structure that doesn't need to dock into a cradle or lean against a wall. It's also quiet, has dual HEPA filtration for reducing allergens and dust, and a 180-degree rotatable head with LED lights for those dark areas. You can also convert it quickly to a portable handheld for small areas, stairs, sofas, cars, etc. It's so easy to use, you just might find yourself vacuuming more than ever before, and that's a good thing.

Buy: $85


Hoover Whole House Rewind Wind Tunnel 2

The new Whole House Rewind Wind Tunnel 2 is a long name for a truly capable vacuum cleaner that can take on the biggest of jobs. It uses WindTunnel 2 Technology that creates 2 channels of suction for tremendous sucking power. It also has an advanced allergen blocking technology and odor-absorbing carbon to handle dust, pet dander, pollen, and all that nasty stuff that makes its way into your apartment. The reach is an impressive 16 feet, and there's an arsenal of attachments for just about any vacuuming job you can think of. The 25-foot cord also automatically retracts, so there's no hassle when you're done.

Buy: $120


Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Ok, so the Dyson V11 Torque Drive isn't cheap, but it's worth the investment. It's one of the brand's most powerful vacuums with twice the sucking power of conventional versions. It automatically optimizes suction and run time based on the surface it's on, and it can run up to 60 minutes on its lowest setting. The high torque cleaner head adapts suction and power to deep clean different floor types without changing heads. The V11's advanced filtration system can also trap bacteria, allergens, and dust down to a dinky 0.3 microns. It's also completely cordless, easy to clean, and extremely light. You may never want to stop vacuuming with this bad boy.

Buy: $630