Clever Spots for Vacuum Cleaner Storage

The vacuum cleaner is one of those home appliances. You know the type: absolutely necessary, totally unattractive, and awkward to store. Vacuum cleaner storage can be a toughie due to its shape and size – do you keep it in the broom closet? In the laundry room? Where can you put it so as not to cause a tripping hazard or an unsightly decorating hazard?

While there’s no magic solution, there are certainly plenty of ideas that make stashing away the vacuum easier (and prettier). First consider your vacuuming habits: where’s your carpet? Do you have an upright of a canister? How often do you vacuum?

Based on your answers to those questions, decide where it’s most convenient for you. If you don’t vacuum frequently, you may not mind keeping it out of the way and dragging it out when necessary; if all of your carpet is upstairs, you’ll want to find a spot for the vacuum there rather than downstairs.

Once you have the vicinity determined, check out these great vacuum cleaner storage ideas to see which may work for you!


Pantry space? Extra or weird-shaped cabinet? Vacuums don’t take up that much space, so there’s a chance you can make it fit into a tall cabinet. Bonus points for mounted hooks for hose and attachment pieces!

Kitchen by LEICHT New York / LEICHT Westchester
Kitchen by Door Factory by EVAA
Kitchen by Moneyhill Interiors
It’s the place where everything that doesn’t fit finds a place; as long as it’s close to the house, you can stash your vacuum cleaner in the garage. Just be sure to give it its own designated space or it’ll get lost in the clutter.
Garage by Flow Wall System
Garage by Custom Storage Solutions LLC
Laundry room
…or mudroom. It’s where all the dirty things go; keep the tools for cleaning up in there, too!
Laundry Room by PB Kitchen Design
Laundry Room by Rencraft Ltd
Laundry Rom by Closet Organizing Systems
Broom, utility, or otherwise; there’s probably an underused closet somewhere in your home. Use it!
Closet by Belle-House
Laundry Room Closet by Closets & Blinds
In the walls
That’s right! Use your walls or baseboards and do away with the traditional vacuum cleaner. Install a central vacuum system, which uses ports throughout the home with detachable or retractable hoses, or a baseboard VacPan – just sweep the dirt over to it and it will clean it right up.
Kitchen by Divine Design+Build
Kitcneh by stilesquinn

Where do you keep your vacuum? Share your ideas for convenient or clever vacuum cleaner storage!


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