How to store a vacuum cleaner

Are you looking for ways to save space in your house? Or simply to stay more organized? I got you, and you should listen to me because I’ve watched every organizing show on Netflix (I wish I were kidding). There are many ideas on how to store vacuum cleaner, but it’s all determined by certain factors.

In this article, I’ll discuss ways to store a vacuum cleaner and the factors to consider to choose your best option.

Let’s get to it.

Factors to Consider When Looking for Vacuum Storage Space 

Here are some things that determine the best storage place for your vacuum cleaner.

Vacuuming Frequency 

How often you vacuum highly determines where best to store it. For example, if you vacuum twice or thrice a week, storing your vacuum cleaner in the garage would be impractical. You want it to be at an accessible place like under your sink, the shoe closet, or the broom closet.

On the other hand, if you vacuum every two weeks, you can store your cleaner in the garage.

Your Apartment’s Layout

vacuum cleaner on wall hanger

Getting a place to store your cleaning gadgets can be very difficult, especially if you live in a small house. I’ve lived in a house with no laundry room or broom area, and it was incredibly stressful.

I got around it by creating wall hangers for my equipment. But again, this will depend on your apartment’s arrangement and the type of vacuum cleaner.


When storing your vacuum cleaner, you need to think about the vacuum’s safety and your safety. For example, creating a wall hanging for a canister may sound like a good idea, but if it fell on you, it would be tragic. Additionally, the vacuum cleaner may end up damaged.

Similarly, if you have a curious toddler, storing a vacuum cleaner behind the door may risk injury to them.

Size of Your Vacuum 

This is the other thing that determines how you store your vacuum cleaner. For example, portable vacuums are always easy to store because they don’t come with a lot of baggage. On the other hand, storing a bigger unity like canister vacuums will need a bit of creativity.

Read on to know how to store different kinds of vacuums.

Storage Ideas for Different Vacuum Cleaners  

Upright Vacuum 

Upright Vacuum Storage Idea

We all know that upright vacuums are among the best vacuum models in the market. That said, they’re bigger and bulkier. For this reason, they’re only convenient if you have room to store your cleaning supplies, such as a mudroom or a laundry room.

Robot Vacuum 

Robot Vacuum Storage Idea

The best feature of the robot vacuums is their size and portability. They also don’t have lengthy cords like traditional vacuum cleaners. Therefore, they’re easy to store, even in small spaces. You can fix them under your desk or your couch.

Some robot vacuum cleaners like Dreame D9 come with a very sleek charging option and a navigating technology that guides it to park itself once it’s done. How cool is that? It’s a great choice for overwhelmed mommies and people who are very busy or lazy (like me).

Another great feature of robot vacuums is that most of them come with durable packages that you can use to store them.

Canister Vacuum 

canister vacuum cleaner Storage Idea

Canister vacuums are bigger than handheld vacuums. However, they’re very practical for people who want to cover large spaces in a limited time. They also come with various attachments to make cleaning easier and more effective, making them even bulkier.

When looking for places to store a canister vacuum, you’re looking for a place that’s out of sight. While they’re great at cleaning, they definitely don’t fit in with any home décor.

You can store your canister vacuum behind the door or under your bed or sofa. Other great storage ideas include the garage or the laundry room. Luckily, the canister has wheels, so moving it around is easy. The wheels also make it easy to slide under the bed and easily access it when you want to vacuum.

Handheld Vacuum

Handheld Vacuum Storage Idea

Besides robot vacuums, handheld vacuums are among the most portable cleaners available in the market. They come in different designs and sizes, depending on what they’re meant to do.

Some handheld vacuums are so tiny they can fit in the palm of your hand – these are used for cleaning desktops, and you can fit them in one of your drawers.

The slightly big handheld vacuum cleaners are used for cleaning car seats and sofas. You can store them in a broom store, a coat store, or a cleaning closet for these vacuums.

Another spot you can store a handheld vacuum is under the sink, but you got to countercheck to ensure it’s dry to protect your vacuum. You can also create a wall hanger for them in your garage.

Cordless Vacuum

Cordless Vacuum Storage Idea

Cordless vacuums are somewhat similar to canister vacuums – we can say they’re an upgrade of the canister vacuums. The only difference is that they don’t have an electronic cord, but that doesn’t make them any less powerful.

The cordless vacuum really comes in handy, especially when you’re planning to vacuum different rooms. It makes the movement easier, and you don’t get to make unnecessary footprints when unplugging your vacuum.

Anyway, for storage, you’ll need a big space, similar to canister storage. You also want to store it at a place where it can’t be seen. This can be under the couch or your bed if you live in a studio apartment.

Storage will be much easier if you have a laundry or broom room, as the vacuum will be out of your way. Even though I vacuum often, I prefer storing my cordless vacuum in the garage.

Final Thoughts 

When buying vacuums, we normally forget where we need to store them. Also, a vacuum cleaner is a long-term investment, so you don’t need to buy one based on your current space.

The most common vacuum storage places are under the bed or the sofa, broom rooms, and laundry rooms. However, don’t be afraid to experiment. The most important part is to ensure that your vacuum cleaner isn’t placed in places where it can injure you or get damaged.

I hope you learned everything you needed to know on how to store vacuum cleaners. If you still have questions, let me know in the comment section.

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