I used to own a regular-sized vacuum, but after moving into a smaller apartment (600 squared feet), I realized that plugging it in and stowing it away after each usage is too cumbersome. My decision to switch to a rechargeable, sizable vacuum was an excellent one; not only do I get to conveniently vacuum away little particles whenever I please without having to plug/unplug, it also saves so much room! For an apartment dweller/student, the power this little vacuum offers is more than enough to suck up whatever little dust, dirt, and hair the apartment accumulates. As a bonus, you no longer have to rely on purchasing bags. All you need to do is open the casing, dump out the particles, and wash/rinse the filter about twice a month. Ditch the cumbersome vacuums and embrace the smaller ones. I haven't looked back since, and neither would you!