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A cordless vacuum might not change your life, but it can make the housework easier. Not being tethered to the wall is freedom you didn’t know you needed, letting you move from room to room without having to unplug and find a closer outlet. They’re also generally lighter and take up less space than upright vacs, and they’re great for getting under couches or coffee tables.
However, they aren’t for everyone or every situation. If you have a big house, you may need to recharge the battery just to finish the job. Also most of them can’t stand up on their own, and they require a base or somewhere they can lean against a wall.
We’ve tested a handful of cordless vacuums, and these are our favorites so far. We’re continuing to test more, so check back for more recommendations if none of these picks catch your eye. And be sure to check out our other buying guides, like the Best Dyson Vacuums, Best Robot Vacuums, and Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products.
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