How to Store Your Vacuum Cleaner

Having a vacuum is a necessity, but not always a good looking one.

They are big, awkward in shape and size and they need a bit of storage space in order to hide out of sight. Some vacuums even need a base to return to in order to charge, so storage needs to be near an electrical outlet, which most likely won’t be inside a pantry or other convenient spaces.

If you’re in need of some inspiration before deciding on a spot to store your vacuum, we’ve put together a list of useful accessories and equipment, that will help you store your vacuum in a more organized way.

Vacuum Storage Ideas

We’ve gone through the most popular rooms for vacuum storage, and gathered some of the best ideas underneath.

Kitchen

A hose hanger is a great way to organize your vacuum hose, so it won’t be all over the place!

If you have a big pantry or extra closet space inside your kitchen, storing your vacuum here would be super convenient, as lots of messes often happen inside your kitchen. There are many handy options for hanging your vacuum, depending on what kind of vacuum you have. If your vacuum comes with a hose, there are hose hangers you can attach to the side of a cabinet or the walls inside your pantry, to avoid stumbling over a long awkward hose laying around.

Under the stairs

If you have a two story house, it could be a good idea to clear out your old clutter in the space under your stairs, and store your vacuum. Again, attaching some sort of hanging system to the wall of the storage space will give you the best use of space!

Garage

This might not be convenient if your garage isn’t attached to your house. But if it is, the garage will make a perfect place to store your vacuum. If your vacuum comes with a charging base, simply attach it to the wall inside your garage. Since it’s not hanging inside your house, it won’t look out of place.

A garage is often considered a messy area per standard, so it won’t make much of a difference if you put your vacuum there. At least it doesn’t take up a large chunk of space inside your house.

Laundry Room

If your laundry room space allows for it, storing your vacuum here might be a great idea. Sometimes having all the things used for cleaning in one place, makes more sense than spreading it around your house.

Again, this is a great place to set up a hanger for the hose, and perhaps a mount for the wand as well. That way your vacuum is always easily accessible, and it looks nice and organized.

Closet

There’s a ton of options, when it comes to hanging storage inside a closet.

Now this can be anywhere inside your house. So it’s pretty general. If you’ve run out of any of the above mentioned options, find whatever spare closet you may have and use that for storing that awkwardly shaped appliance.

Hanging shelves

If your vacuum comes with multiple accessories it might be nice to have them all together in a box, in the same closet as your actual vacuum. Some people use a hanging shelve to store the accessories in, which is actually a very good idea for a closet.

Pull out racks

Pull out racks are another great idea for closets, as it gives you a practical storage space for your vacuum cleaner. Pull out racks can be installed inside a closet, so you don’t have to reach in to get your vacuum out.

If your storage space is limited to a closet, you could also consider replacing your regular vacuum with a compact stick vacuum.

In the walls

You heard it! Getting a central vacuum system, means no more dragging a big vacuum cleaner after you and no more having to store it in inconvenient places. Simply hidden inside your walls and baseboards, the central vacuum system is super convenient. You can vacuum using the attachable hose or simply sweep your dirt to the nearest VacPan.

Under the bed

Some vacuums allow horizontal storing. This includes most stick vacuums, but also some of the upright vacuums.

This makes the space under your bed a great storage space for your vacuum, as it is easy to put back in place after use, and just as easy to grab and go.