Where To Store Your Vacuum Cleaner?

A common question we get asked here at the store is “Where should I store my vacuum cleaner?”

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question, there are some things you should avoid doing when it comes to storing your vacuum. 

Check out this guide on where to store your vacuum cleaner so you can keep your home tidy and organized. We’ll go over some of the best places to keep your vacuum, as well as a few things you should avoid doing with it.

By the end of this post, you’ll have a good idea of how to store your vacuum cleaner so it’s out of the way but still easy to access when you need it. Let’s get started!

Here Are A Few Ideas For Where To Store Your Vacuum Cleaner

where to store vacuum cleaner

In The Garage

If you have a dedicated space for all of your cleaning supplies, then the garage is a great place to store your vacuum cleaner.

This way, it will be out of the way and easy to grab when you need it. Plus, if you have any extra space in the garage, you can use it to store other cleaning supplies as well.

On A Shelf

Another option is to store your vacuum cleaner on a shelf. This way, it will be off the ground and out of the way. Just make sure that the shelf is strong enough to support the weight of the vacuum cleaner.

You may also want to consider putting some castors on the bottom of the shelves so that you can easily move them around when needed.

In A Closet

If you don’t have much space in your home, then storing your vacuum cleaner in a closet might be your best option. Just be sure to keep it towards the back so that it’s out of sight and out of mind.

And if possible, try to find a spot where there’s some airflow so that your vacuum doesn’t get too hot while stored away.

7 Tips For Maintaining Your Vacuum Cleaner 

A vacuum cleaner is an appliance that many homes have. It is a household necessity, especially if you have carpets.

Not only is it important to vacuum regularly to keep your carpets clean, but it is also important to vacuum properly. To keep your vacuum working well and lasting a long time, there are a few tips you should follow. 

1. Read The Manual 

This seems like a no-brainer, but so many people do not take the time to read their vacuum manual.

Every vacuum is different and has specific instructions on how to use it properly and maintain it. 

2. Empty The Canister Or Bag After Each Use

 One of the worst things you can do for your vacuum is not empty it after each use.

The canister or bag fills up with dirt, dust, and debris and if not emptied, can cause your vacuum to work less efficiently or even break. 

3. Clean The Filters

Over time, vacuums’ filters get clogged with all the dirt and dust they have sucked up.

If the filters are not cleaned regularly, they will not work as well. Some filters are even washable! Check your manual to see if yours is one of them. 

4. Don’t Wait Until It’s Broken To Get It Fixed

 If something doesn’t seem right with your vacuum or you notice it isn’t working as well as it used to, don’t wait until it completely stops working to get it looked at or fixed.

The sooner you take action, the better chance you have of getting an easy fix.  

5. Keep Cords Untangled And In Good Condition

Take the time every once in a while to untangle your cord and make sure no frayed spots or wires are showing.

If you catch it early enough, untangling and/or replacing a cord is a cheap and easy fix! 

6. Never Lose Suction 

If your vacuum loses suction power, there are a few things you can check before taking it in for service, such as whether the bag or canister needs to be emptied or replaced; something is blocking the hose; whether the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced or something is caught in the brush roll. 

7. Store Vacuum Properly 

When you’re not using your vacuum, store it in an upright position and in an area that is dry and out of direct sunlight such as a closet or utility room.

This will help prevent any mould or mildew from growing on or inside of it while keeping all the parts together and functional.

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Do: Store Your Vacuum in a Dry Place

One of the worst things you can do to your vacuum is to store it in a humid or damp area. Not only will this cause the vacuum itself to rust and break down faster, but it will also foster the growth of mould and mildew.

If you live in an area with high humidity, we recommend storing your vacuum in a closet or other dry area. The best way to do this is to keep it in a closet or cupboard that is away from any windows or doors.

You can also put a dehumidifier in the room to help keep the air dry. By taking these simple steps, you can help prolong the life of your vacuum and keep it working properly.

Don’t: Store Your Vacuum in an Airtight Container

Another mistake people make when it comes to storage is keeping their vacuum sealed up in an airtight container like a garbage can or plastic storage bin.

While this may seem like a good way to keep your vacuum cleaner, it does more harm than good. Storing your vacuum in an airtight container can cause the motor to overheat, which will shorten its lifespan.

Do: Empty the Bag or Canister Before Storing

If you have a bagged vacuum, you must empty the bag before storing it away. Otherwise, the dust and debris inside the bag will just end up clogging up your vacuum’s filter and ruining its suction power.

For canister vacuums, be sure to empty the dustbin before storing away. Moreover, if you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, the dirt and debris can damage the motor if it’s not emptied regularly. 

Don’t: Put Away Wet

This should go without saying but never put away a wet vacuum. Not only is this hard on the vacuum itself, but it can also lead to mould and mildew growth inside the machine.

If you need to clean up liquid spills, we recommend using a different type of cleaning machine such as a mop or wet/dry vac.


So, now that you know where to store your vacuum cleaner, make sure it’s in an easily accessible place so you can clean up any messes quickly and efficiently.

Hopefully, this article has helped clear up any confusion about where to put your vacuum and how to keep it organized for optimal cleaning performance.

About Mosabbir

As the Executive Director of Houzhold's Home Care and Cleaning department, Mosabbir brings over 12 years of experience as a consumer products expert to the table. He utilises his advanced analytical skills and writing expertise in appliances, cleaning, and housekeeping products to provide valuable cleaning and home care advice for Houzhold. Mosabbir also holds a Masters degree in business management, which enables him to oversee the department efficiently while producing insightful content for the company.

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