Nothing jazzes me more than spring cleaning. I love to dust, clean the windows, wipe down the walls, and clean the carpets so it feels as though I’m ushering in spring and saying goodbye to winter. Everyone has a different place to start when deep cleaning the house, but if you’re like me, you start by pulling out your vacuum cleaner.
The best vacuums will spring clean your floors, but they’ll also help you reach up to your cobwebs, get under the couch for those dust bunnies, and in some cases they’ll roll out on their own spring cleaning schedule.
Here’s a look at my picks for the best vacuums for spring cleaning. I’ve organized them into categories: upright vacuums, canister vacuums, robot vacuums, and stick vacuums and choose two in low to high price points, so no matter what type of home or budget you have, you can find a vacuum cleaner to suit you.
Best vacuums in the canister category
Canister vacuums are a great choice because they are easy to maneuver around furniture or walls and have long hoses that stretch to let you clean other areas without plugging back in again.
Bissell Multi-Surface Expert Canister Vacuum
There’s a lot to love about the Bissell Multi-Surface Expert canister vacuum. With powerful suction it spring cleans all of the dust and debris off your floor, it goes straight to surface dusting with a click of a button, and it does all of this cleaning without releasing allergens into the air.
It’s great for spring cleaning because it’s a canister vacuum so you can easily cruise around the corners in your home, and it also has the added benefit of a crush resistant 70-foot hose to give you the reach to stretch up into every dusty spot.
Miele Compact C1 Celebration canister vacuum
Whether you have hard floors or low pile carpet, the Miele Compact C1 Celebration canister vacuum will be your cleaning companion. It has a 1200W motor and an AirClean System that filters out 99.9% of the fine dust and allergens that fly through your air when you’re cleaning.
The Miele Compact C1 will be extra handy during spring cleaning because it has a bonus mini hand turbo tool to deep clean your couch, chairs, or even your car.
Best vacuums in the upright category
Upright vacuums are all-in-one machines with powerful suction, and they easily clean any surface. You may want to consider an upright vacuum cleaner if you don’t like the idea of pulling a canister vacuum behind you while you clean.
Fuller Brush Spiffy Maid broom vacuum
It’s thin, light, and easy to use: the Fuller Brush Spiffy Maid broom vacuum will clean your home and keep your air clean too thanks to the HEPA filter that keeps allergens safely in the vacuum.
The dust bin on the Fuller Brush Spiffy Maid has a 1.4L capacity, and the 9-amp motor gives you all the power you need to clean your floors and carpets. With something this thin and light, you just need to slide it into a small spot in your closet when you’re done.
Dyson DC77 Animals Cinetic Upright Vacuum
When you have a Dyson in your home, spring cleaning because fast and easy. The Dyson Cinetic has ball technology to lower the machine’s center of gravity and Dyson Cinetic technology to suck up even the smallest dust particles.
It’s easy to empty the hygienic bin. All you have to do is push a button and it will open up and deposit the dust straight into your can so there’s no dust flying into the air. It also has an instant release wand that lets you reach up into the rafters and clean out any dust on your ceiling.
Best vacuums in the stick category
Don’t have a lot of storage space for your vacuum? One of the best vacuums you can find is a stick vacuum. It makes spring cleaning and daily cleaning simple, and if you don’t want a vacuum cleaner that’s as large as a canister or an upright, this is one type of vacuum that lets you easily put it away in a closet or small storage space.
Hoover Stick Vacuum
Spring cleaning means tackling every surface, and the Hoover Stick Vacuum glides from room to room and surface to surface. It can pick up dust bunnies on your hardwood or get right up into the corners with edge-cleaning bristles.
You’ll love the one-hand swivel steering and the extra-wide head to cover more surface area, and the Extreme Recline handle means you can get right under your couch to clean there too.
Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum
It weighs in at only 5 lbs, but don’t think that means the Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless stick vacuum is a lightweight in the power department. This is one of the best vacuums available and has Dyson-engineered suction power with 15 Radical cyclones across 2 tiers. That means it works to enhance the airflow so every spec of dust heads straight into the bin.
The Lithium-ion battery gives you 40 minutes of solid cleaning time, and to preserve battery power the vacuum has a trigger grip you can pull or let go of when you’re cleaning. There’s also the fact that the whole machine is a HEPA filtration system that will capture every allergen and releases air from the vacuum that’s actually cleaner than the air you breathe.
Best Vacuums in the robot vacuum category
You may wonder why a robot vacuum would be good for spring cleaning, but after using one myself I can tell you that it’s like having an extra set of helping hands around the house. While I’m dusting or cleaning windows, the robot vacuum is thoroughly cleaning the floors.
iRobot Roomba 650
Cleaning, whether it’s spring deep cleaning or every day, becomes really simple when all you have to do is hit the ‘Clean’ button and someone does that chore for you. That’s what you get with the iRobot Roomba 650, and it thoroughly cleans the dirt, dust, and fuzz off all types of floors. Plus, the iRobot Roomba 650 has a spinning side brush to source out dirt that sits along your wall line, and that’s one of the hot spots you need to deep clean in the spring.
The iRobot Roomba 650 has on-board scheduling, so if you think you may forget to set it up to clean when you’re not home and you want the flexibility to turn it on from wherever you are, you may want to check out the iRobot Roomba 980.
iRobot Roomba 980
With 2 full hours of continuous cleaning, it’s hard to imagine a more helpful cleaning companion than the iRobot Roomba 980. This highly rated robot does everything the 650 does, but it also the AeroForce Cleaning System with Carpet Boost to deep clean your carpets and the AeroForce high-efficiency filter to keep 99.9% of allergens out of your air.
If you’re in one part of your house and you’re cleaning, or you’d like to head out but you want your cleaning to continue, all you have to do is open up the iRobot HOME app and you can tell your iRobot to keep up the work while you’re out.
For a look at all of the vacuum cleaners Best Buy offers, head over to the Vacuums and Floor care. It’s full of the best vacuums for spring cleaning and beyond.