A Quick Guide for Finding a Cheap Vacuum Under $100 dollars for College Dorm Living!
Oh the adventure of going away to college! Finally, away from mom and dad, free to explore the world and the adventure that awaits. Or maybe your star student is preparing to go back to college for another term.
After about 2 days of living in a college dorm the reality begins to set in that mom isn’t there to enforce her cleaning laws.
The thought of interrupting the noble quest for enlightenment seems like a pretty good excuse to put off cleaning indefinitely. But eventually your “seeker of knowledge” declares the dorm room a disaster area and realizes that a vacuum cleaner is not an optional gadget.
This revelation calls for an inexpensive vacuum cleaner that’s up to the challenge of removing layers of crumbs, dirt, and unidentified substances from the floor deposited while cramming or other nefarious activities!
It needs to be effective, inexpensive, rugged, small and easy to store, plus easy to use. You want a machine that can maneuver around books, shoes, and empty pizza boxes to remove all incriminating evidence. It should be easy to dispose of the dirt, and last but not least it should look really cool too!
A terrific advantage of the internet is you can order online and have it delivered to your kid’s college dorm or apartment address.
I have assembled a list of cheap vacuums priced under $100 that I believe are ideal for a student living in a college dorm or an apartment. It would be wise to check on any restrictions the college may have on vacuums or appliances to be used on dormitory premises.
I have created a COMPARISON Table to help you decide which vacuum would be best for your student’s dorm room situation. (SEE: Below Recommendations)
The Ovente ST2620O Bagless Canister is really loaded with cool features you wouldn’t expect to find on a vacuum priced under $100 dollars.
1400 Watts of power is more than enough suction to clean up anything typically found in a dorm room (almost.)
Premium attachments on the ST2600 are better than some found on vacs costing 3X more. A telescoping wand and a Milti-Floor brush make easy work of cleaning smooth hard floors or short pile carpeting.
Or use the other accessories like a pet/sofa brush for cleaning upholstery and a bendable multi-angle brush for getting in to those narrow areas where those unmentionables’ might be hiding.
And if your student suffers with allergies no worries, the Ovente ST2620O has HEPA Filtration that arrests air born particles 300X smaller than a hair.
Save your hard-earned money for tuition instead of buying bags; this dirt demon is BAGLESS!
This is a vacuum cleaner that your student will love almost as much partying. And if something goes wrong (with the vacuum) its covered by a 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Bissell Zing Canister Bagless Vacuum, 2156A, Green
This eye-catching little vacuum adorned in Florescent Green not only looks cool, it really works well also. I have owned one of these models for several years as my upstairs vac and it has stood up to my abuse and keeps on ticking!
One of the big advantages of this machine is it is bagless so you are not burdened with the expense of buying bags.
The floor brush that comes with it works very well on hard bare floors and also area rugs or short pile carpet. It has a good filter that’s easy to clean and the canister is easy to empty.
The Auto-Rewind Cord will let your college student get back to their studies sooner (really.)
Take a Look at this Brief Customer Review VIDEO!
Bissell backs up their 2156A with a 1 Year Warranty.
Dirt Devil Tattoo Crimson Bouquet Bagged Canister Vacuum, SD30040BB
This stylish vacuum uses bags to capture the dirt so your student won’t have to worry about emptying the mess in the dorm trash can. A Full Bag indicator lets you know when it’s time replace the bag.
Adorned in Crimson and a flower bouquet your student will be the envy of her pals.
10 amps of suction power is more than any dirt known to college life can survive (exaggeration@!) It has an Auto-Rewind cord so your student can hide the evidence quickly.
The combo floor brush works great on bare floors or low pile carpet and rugs.
Dirt Devil backs the SD30040BB with a 1 Year Warranty. Be sure and order some extra bags.
The Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick makes a whole lot of sense for dorm life. As an upright
bagless stick vac it cleans smooth floors and low pile carpet. Swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver around furniture, bunks, unconscious bodies and pizza boxes.
Use it for quick clean-ups as a powerful handheld vac. Or, attach the floor brush and use it for cleaning up the mess on the stairs.
An 18 foot power cord is plenty long enough for any dorm room, and maybe even the hallway.
One of the best features of this stick vac is it takes up so little space.
This model is backed by a One Year Manufactures Warranty and the price is so low!
Bissell Zing Lightweight, Bagged Canister Vacuum, Purple, 2154A
With the same motor as its Bagless cousin 2156A (see above) this smart looking little canister vacuum really does a great job of cleaning both smooth hard floors, as well as rugs and short pile carpet.
A metal Telescoping Wand, Automatic Cord Rewind, Variable Suction Control, and Full Bag Indicator are features you would expect to see on a vacuum costing twice as much.
The Bissell Zing Lightweight 2154A is one of my favorite bagged canister vacuums for under $100 dollars. This is an ideal machine for use in a college dorm room or any small living quarters.
Watch this Cool VIDEO!
Bissell Warranties the 2154A for 1 Year. Don’t forget to grab some extra bags and filter.
College Dorm Room Vacuum Side-by-Side Comparison
|Model||Ovente ST2620O Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum||Bissell Zing Canister Bagless Vacuum, 2156A, Green||Dirt Devil Tattoo Crimson Bouquet Bagged Canister Vacuum, SD30040BB||Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner, NES210||Bissell Zing Lightweight, Bagged Canister Vacuum, Purple, 2154A|
|Accessories||Hard Floor & Carpet Brush, Telescopic Wand, Combo Crevice Nozzle w/ Bristle brush, Pet/Sofa Brush, Upholstery Tool, and Bendable Multi-Angle Brush||Multi Surface Floor Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Air Flow Control||Extension Wand, 11 inch Floor Brush, Full bag indicator||Multi-Function Swivel Floor Brush, Crevice Tool||5 easy-to-remove Dust Bags, Washable Pre-Motor and Post-Motor Filters, Multi-Surface Floor Tool, Crevice Tool, and Dusting Brush|
|Recommended For||Smooth hard floors and short to medium pile carpet||Smooth hard floors and short to medium pile carpet||Smooth hard floors and short pile carpet||Smooth hard floors and short pile carpet||Smooth hard floors and short to medium pile carpet|
|Filtration||HEPA||Multi-Level Filtration, w/ cleanable filters||Bag & Sponge Motor Filter||Washable Sponge Filter||Washable Sponge Filter|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
|Auto Cord Rewind||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|