Things You Will Need
Step 1Begin by deciding on the style of vacuum cleaner you would like. Canister style vacuums consist of a long hose and canister with a bag and motor. The long canister makes it easy to clean curtains, stairs, fans and hardwood floors. Electrolux is one of the most popular canister cleaners and Sears Kenmore is another. Upright models are easier to move around and work very well on carpeting. Some offer a bare floor settings. Most uprights come with a variety of attachments to vacuum other surfaces. Oreck,
Next consider your budget. Vacuums come in a wide range of prices ranging from a low of around $40.00 to over a $1,000. Price depends on materials and features of the cleaner. More expensive models may have dirt sensors, be self propelled, offer better filtration etc. Do not feel you have to buy a vacuum cleaner that is the most expensive. Often a less expensive model can do the job just as well.