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Bag vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Posted by admin on November 1, 2018


When it comes to cleaning your home, using the best tools will make your job easier. Your vacuum is used for cleaning multiple areas in your home. But what’s the best type of vacuum for getting the job done right? Bagged vacuum cleaners or bagless vacuum cleaners?

Below are pros and cons that can help you settle the debate between bag vs. bagless vacuum cleaners.

Bagged vacuums are a more traditional vacuum that uses a bag to hold the dirt.


  • Dirt, debris and allergens are trapped within the bag.
  • The contents of the bag stay put when it is removed or replaced.
  • Depending on the model, vacuum cleaner bags can hold a couple of pounds of dust and dirt.
  • In most cases, the filter is part of the bag, so it never needs to be cleaned.
  • Most vacuum cleaner bags are easy to replace.


  • Most vacuum cleaner bags are not reusable and need to be replaced.
  • The vacuum is less effective when the bag is full.
  • If brands or models are discontinued, you might not be able to find replacement bags.
  • You may need to change vacuum bags monthly or each time you tidy up in an especially dusty area.
  • Changing bags in the middle of cleaning can be time-consuming and may disrupt your housekeeping flow.

 Bagless vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes that hold dirt in a canister that can be easily emptied into a trash can.


  • You don’t have to worry about changing a bag mid-clean or shopping for replacement bags.
  • Bagless vacuum cleaners can be more affordable since there are no bags to replace regularly
  • A single high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can last up to six months.
  • Bagless models can have less of an environmental impact since you don’t need to dispose of used vacuum cleaner bags.
  • These vacuums are easy to empty and can be put back into use immediately.


  • Bagless vacuum cleaners have filters that need to be brushed, washed, and dried.
  • Some models have HEPA filters, which need to be replaced occasionally.
  • Dust, debris, and dirt can get kicked back into the air when emptying a bagless vacuum cleaner.
  • The kickback of debris when emptying means you may have to re-vacuum some areas that you’ve already cleaned.

What vacuum is the best for you and your family? When it comes to the battle of bag vs. bagless vacuum, there’s no right or wrong answer. The model that works best for you will depend on your lifestyle, your cleaning habits, your floors, and whether you’re cleaning for allergy sufferers. If you’re so busy you barely have time to run the vacuum, give Two Ladies and a Mop a call. We’ll take care of your housekeeping, so you can sit back and relax.