Let’s face it: A vacuum isn’t exactly the sexiest purchase out there. But at some point, it just has to be done. While many of us would rather spend our time researching laptops and flat-screen TVs, these dust-sucking devices are crucial to a clean and happy home!

From upright to compact, vacuums come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and suction abilities. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the selection out there, don’t worry. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best vacuums under 200 bucks!

Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright (HV302)


This popular device boasts some of the best ratings on Amazon. Users love the Shark Rocket because it cleans just as well as a full-size vacuum without all the bulk. No doubt it will become your favourite household companion as it sucks the debris off bare floors and swallows up the dust entrenched in your carpets. Wanna get rid of those pesky spider webs congregating on your ceilings? No problem. Use the Rocket’s nifty wand to access those hard-to-reach spaces. Then, use the handheld vac accessory to clean the stairs and furniture!

Hoover UH70400 WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner


This vacuum is typically well over $200. But you’ll find it often goes on sale — allowing you to purchase it for under 200 bucks (before taxes). Hoover is well-known for its high-quality bagless technology, and the WindTunnel is no exception. The multi-cyclonic filtration system cleans the air as it moves through the filter. This process ensures that there’s no loss of suction, meaning that you’ll have no problem cleaning up around the house. Pet hair, crumbs and outdoor debris are no match for this powerful vacuum. And at just 12 pounds, it’s the lightest bagless upright that Hoover has to offer!

Bissell Homecare International 16N5F Healthy Home Vacuum


If you’re concerned about the air-quality in your home, then Bissell’s Healthy Home Vacuum is just for you. This device features a HEPA filtration system that purifies the air as you clean! The filter traps 99.9% of dust and debris, including pollen, ragweed and pet hair. Many vacuums release these particles back into the air. But not the Bissell. It actually seals everything in so that your family doesn’t breathe in these harmful allergens. And don’t worry — the Bissell is also an expert in suction. This vacuum comes equipped with 9X cyclonic power to meet all your cleaning needs in case if you are not able to call professional maids for residential cleaning services.

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Mark Clair is a 46 year old interior designer, decorator and planner. He is a prolific writer and enjoys putting his thoughts into words on pretty much anything around that evokes an interest in him. Happily married and the father of a new born girl, Mark is now exploring the many little joys and challenges of parenthood. For more information, follow him on twitter.