The bar vacuum cleaner has surprised many of us.

Many of us have been using the same upright vacuum for most of our adult lives. We bought a vacuum cleaner in our twenties and many of us still use the same machine. Obviously, we replace the bag when you need it. But we also replace brushes, belts, hoses, and wands. If it breaks, we have it repaired. and it has been

Today, many of us move into a house that has two floors and a central void. The center Cordless Vacuum has a twenty foot hose with wands and accessories. It works well, and every time we commit to vacuuming around the house, dragging all of our equipment and moving it from one outlet to another doesn't seem so bad. But in-between for quick cleanings or to revamp a rug in a guest room, it's too much. And carrying the old, heavy stairs up and down isn't exactly a joy, either.

After a few years of that, we finally decided to buy a new solution.

At first we found the new lightweight upright vacuums, but they still have many of the upright's problems - a large tank, a power cord, and discomfort when used on the stairs. Then we discovered the bar vacuum cleaner. At first, we may be attracted to corded vacuums. They have many of the features we are looking for, they are very light, easy to move and work easily on stairs. But they still have a cable, and that prevents them from being truly portable.

Then we discovered cordless rechargeable battery va cleaners, this is like a dream come true. Now we finally have a truly portable system. They come with great features. For example, the Electrolux Ergorapido has a detachable hand function. It works on stairs, in the car, behind and under furniture, and in all kinds of nooks and crannies. Best of all, bar vacuums are inexpensive enough to afford one for each floor or at each end of the house. Many are priced well below one hundred dollars.

You probably still use the other vacuums. The central vacuum still works for heavy duty cleaning and so does the old upright. You may want to assign one or the other to a particular floor to save by moving it between floors. In the meantime, for quick pickups, just grab the stick vacuum and let it do the work.

A bar vacuum is not for every situation. If you have heavy duty requirements such as a large floor space, plush rugs, or pet fur, you will likely need to use a heavy duty vacuum system. But you won't beat a bar vacuum for convenience and portability when you don't want to commit to cleaning the whole house.

Author's Bio: 

Many of us have been using the same upright vacuum for most of our adult lives.