This is the most compact, easy to use vacuum for quick clean ups. That is the key, easy. It mounts on the wall with the charger, so it is always ready when you are. The hand vac comes off easily and is just as powerful. It is great for wood floors and bends completely flat for under beds, cabinets and couches. Clean up is a breeze too. The dust filter has a spring that you pull and it expels the dust easily. I recommend this part deep into your trash can or outside. So awesome, I bought one for my Mom and weekend home.