vacation rental vacuum cleaner

People are constantly coming in and out of vacation rentals and you or your housekeeper might have limited time to make your home sparkling in between guests. It’s important to invest in a powerful, reliable vacuum cleaner, which can save time and increase the longevity of your carpets, rugs, wood floors, upholstery, and furniture.

We’ve compiled a few pointers to help you find a vacuum that will make cleaning your vacation rental an easy sweep!

Start with your home’s floor type

If you have hardwood, tile, or laminate floors, you may want to consider a canister vacuum cleaner like the Kenmore Bagged Canister Vacuum, which is less likely to disperse dust before sucking it up. For mostly carpeted homes or those that have a lot of rugs, upright vacuum cleaners such as this Bissell CleanView Bagless Upright will serve you well due to their rotating brushes which help pick up dirt. If you have an equal ratio of bare floors to carpet, try the Shark Rocket Upright.

Don’t forget about pets     

If you don’t allow pets in your vacation rental, you should! If you do, make sure you have a vacuum cleaner with powerful suction that can pick up pet hair and dander from floors and furniture. This Shark Rotator Vacuum has a special brush made for picking up pet hair. For a slightly less-pricey option, try the Bissel CleanView.

Consider your home’s layout

If your home is filled with nooks and crannies, stairs, or hard-to-reach spots, you may want to consider a vacuum that is lightweight and pivots easily, or one that’s cordless, like the Hoover Air Cordless which meets all of this criteria. If you have a less maneuverable vacuum you trust or would prefer an upright vacuum, make sure to get all of the attachments necessary to reach those tricky spots. The DC65 Animal Vacuum Cleaner has a number of attachments to help get into any small spaces. Another less expensive option is the Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum which boasts 3-in-1 capabilities with its various accessories.    

Stay stocked up on supplies

Be sure to have extra bags or filters on hand depending on the type of vacuum cleaner you own. These extra supplies will ensure you or your housekeeping service can efficiently clean your rental in time for the next guests!

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Author: Katie Dobbs

Katie is the Marketing Analyst Intern at Vacasa in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in using data to write informative content for homeowners. Outside of work, Katie is an expert dog-petter who loves adventuring, cooking, record store hopping, and pugs.