Best Cheap Vacuum for Apartment

Best Cheap Vacuum for Apartment – If you live in an apartment, you’re aware of some of the considerations you need to make when choosing a vacuum. Space is at a premium, so having an appliance that’s maneuverable and easy to store is crucial. Cleaning performance is important since you may need to deal with various kinds of messes.

Of course, those aren’t the only criteria when selecting a vacuum for this environment. Affordability can also be a concern, but today’s product landscape offers no shortage of budget-friendly options that sacrifice little in terms of features or capability.


1.Eureka Blaze

With the Eureka Blaze, you’re essentially paying for three cleaning tools in one—at a price that can’t be beat. This top-rated budget pick weighs less than 4 pounds and functions as an upright stick vacuum with an 18-foot cord, a handheld vacuum, and a stair vacuum.

Wherever you take it around the house, it handily picks up pet hair, dust, and small debris. Our reviewer noted that it may struggle to suck up larger debris without clogging while in the upright mode, but the wider mouth on the dust buster insert should solve that issue.

This model comes with a crevice tool and steers on a swivel, allowing it to access nooks and crannies high and low. It works exceedingly well on hardwood, tile, linoleum, and low-pile rugs, but may need multiple passes to remove dirt from fluffy, high-pile carpeting.

2.Hoover Linx

When it comes to vacuum cleaners, Hoover is a name we all know and trust. Unlike many other trusted vacuum brands, Hoover is not all that expensive. The Hoover Linx stick vacuum might not be in the in the same class as the Dyson V8 or any of the Shark vacuums in this review, but it certainly offers great quality and comes with the Hoover reputation for excellence at an affordable price.

I would say that this vacuum offers the best bang for your buck out of the all the machines in this review. I say this because it’s priced under a hundred bucks and still offers some outstanding features and the durability that we’ve come to expect from the brand.

3.Shark Rocket

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light is the best vacuum we’ve tested for apartments with carpets. This corded stick vacuum delivers great performance on low-pile carpet and clears a good amount of debris on high-pile carpet, though it might take an extra pass to fully clear fine material from this surface type. There’s no suction power adjustment feature, but you can adjust the speed of the brushroll to better clean either bare floors or carpets.

This vacuum is also quite maneuverable, thanks to its lightweight plastic construction. You can reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum and attach any of the included tools and accessories, including a combination hard bristle brush/upholstery tool.

4.Wyze Lightweight

The best cordless vacuum for apartments that we’ve tested is the Wyze Cordless Vacuum. This budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum has a lightweight plastic construction that makes it easy to maneuver, even in cluttered areas.

You can quickly reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum for spot-cleaning tight areas and also comes with a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean. It also features an LED display at the back of the vacuum that shows the current suction power mode and remaining battery life.

This vacuum clears pet hair without an issue, delivers impressive performance on low-pile carpet, and does a fantastic job of sucking up debris on high-pile carpet.


The BISSELL Featherweight Stick 2033 is the best budget vacuum for apartments that we’ve tested. This cheap, lightweight vacuum has a simple design that’s very easy to maintain. It doesn’t use a dirtbag and has a washable dust cup filter and pre-motor mesh filter, so recurring costs are practically nonexistent.

You can reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum to clean areas like shelves and furniture with ease, and it comes with a crevice tool to tackle messes in tight corners. Performance on bare floors is great, as it easily cleans pet hair and small debris. However, while it also has no trouble sucking up bulky material with an empty dirt compartment, it can struggle to clear this kind of debris as it fills up.


If you thought the Bissel Bolt was cheap for a cordless vacuum, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by the price tag on the Eufy HomeVac – it’s even cheaper. Though, I must point out that this is a very basic vacuum. While it has a reasonable amount of power for a cordless vacuum, it’s not as versatile as the others and isn’t particularly good for cleaning up pet hair.

I have a complaint about their advertising jargon, though, and this kind of thing really gets to me.


Miele has built their reputation around building powerful and indestructible canister vacuums. In true Miele fashion, the C2 hard floor canister vacuum combines Miele’s classic elegant styling with durability and an incredible 1200 watts of suction power.

Although designed for the best cleaning on hard floors (with a specialized parquet floor brush), the Miele C2 performs very well on light to medium pile carpets. It transitions effortlessly from hard floors to carpet floors for easy cleaning.


Best Cheap Vacuum for Apartment – We’ve tested over 100 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best vacuums for small apartments.

We selected these picks for their performance on different surfaces, their design, and their price. For more options, check out our lists of the best lightweight vacuums, the best handheld vacuums, and the best multi-surface vacuums.