5 Vacuums That Will Pick Up Pet Hair Sticking to Every Surface of Your Home
You don’t have to live in a hellscape of pet fur.
Your pet wants you to read our newsletter. (Then give them a treat.)
If you’re still using your handheld vacuum, we have some good and bad news to share.
Let’s get the bad news over with: Vacuuming with a handheld is incredibly inefficient, and if you have pets, almost entirely ineffective (unless you have some secret magical vacuum that’s unbeknownst to us). The good news is that we’re about to offer you five alternatives that are tried, true, and hold up to even the most stubborn dander that your lovely pet blesses you with every day.
You may be wondering what qualifies a truly exceptional vacuum. Here’s what we’re looking for: corded versus cordless, ability to be cleaned, power of suction, ease of maneuvering, reputability, longevity, and type of vacuum. While a handheld vacuum may be ideal for hard-to-reach spaces (hello, area behind the microwave), and a wet vac might best suit the person who lives in a wet or rainy climate, vacuums are not a one-size-fits-all appliance. The vacuum that will address your needs and stand the test of time is worth examining from multiple angles. Read on.
Best Cordless Vacuum
Best Brand Name Vacuum
Best Robot Vacuum
Best Wet Vacuum
Best Handheld Vacuum
Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)
A new East Village self-serve grooming salon features high-tech automated wash pods that are designed to get your dog in and out of the bath without drama.
Package-free brushes, plant-based wipes, certified-organic shampoos, and more.
Heed all those cautionary tales about Q-Tips.
Fresh, flowing water will keep your pet hydrated, ward off UTIs, and reduce water waste.
Avery is a writer and producer. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her reading, practicing her Greek on Duolingo, and delving into the Sex and the City discourse. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their cat, Chicken, who rules with an iron fist.