The 5 Best Cleaners for Small Spaces Monday, September 22, 2014 9:13:00 AM Looking for a compact vacuum, carpet cleaner or 2-in-1 for your apartment, condo or small home? Find the option that fits your needs best. We don’t use the word “lightweight” … lightly. The heaviest cleaner on this list tips the scales at under 15 pounds. If you live in a small space, you don’t want a big cleaner. These choices can all be tucked into a closet or even left out in the open. What are you looking for? I want a … hand vac and a stick vac. Try the … Presto 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vac The lightest cleaner we make at just six pounds, we call it the perfect college companion – you’ll use it to clean everything. It comes standard with cyclonic technology, motorized brushroll, easy-empty dirt cup and 14.4 volts of cordless power. The soft-grip handle even folds down so you can store it under shelves or hanging clothes. I want to … ditch my broom – and maybe even my vacuum. Try the … Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Stick Vac The LiNX is our best cleaner for quick pick-ups – and our only stick vacuum with both WindTunnel Technology and cyclonic filtration. We gave it perks like edge-cleaning bristles, an extreme recline handle to get under furniture and a fade-free Lithium-ion battery. It weighs just 7.3 pounds, and works so well for homes with bare floors and area rugs, you might not even need a full-size vacuum. The dirt cup sits behind the cleaner, which means you can leave it in the corner and not see the dirt you just picked up. I want … an everyday vacuum that fits my busy, compact lifestyle. Try the … Air Cordless We designed this vac with the best features of our Air line of vacuums: It’s a full-size, full-power vacuum that’s got steerable technology, exclusive WindTunnel 3 Technology, multi-floor cleaning with the touch of a button, and great power – even though it’s incredibly lightweight (less than 10 pounds). We just took away the one thing you don’t want: the cord. Once you experience it, there’s no going back. I want a … budget option with Hoover quality. Try the … Sprint QuickVac Bagless Upright It’s a top-rated vacuum – and a budget-friendly option that comes with the features you’d expect from Hoover: three-position height adjust, cyclonic technology, even a Performance Check Indicator and rinsable filter with HEPA media. The 23-foot cord means that in compact spaces, you may never need to unplug and replug! And weighing in at under 13 pounds, it’s lightweight enough to go wherever you need to. I want … to deep-clean my carpets and area rugs whenever I need to. Try the … Dual Power Rent a carpet-cleaner one time, and it may not be too pricey. But what happens the next time a stain happens? We designed the Dual Power to be lightweight and compact, without breaking the bank. It weighs just 13.2 pounds, so take it upstairs or down, and pull it out for spot cleaning or to clean the whole room. With our Exclusive Dual Tank Technology and Dual Spin brushes, it’s the ideal carpet cleaner for everyday life.