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Old 09-24-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Where do you store the vacuum cleaner, especially if you don't have a utility room or utility closet?

Right now, mine is taking up space in my bedroom closet, and it's making me tempted to switch to a Roomba.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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One is in the coat closet on the first floor and the second one is located in the guest bedroom closet.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't put it away unless I'm getting company; that way I'm more inclined to actually use it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Because my wife has big-time OCD, we have multiple vacuum cleaners. She thinks that using the vacuum cleaner on the carpet in our family room where the dog spends most of her time, or in the guestroom/office where our cats seem to hang out the most - and then using the same vacuum cleaner in another part of the house will somehow make the other part of the house dirtier. I have given up.

So, that being said, I can't go anywhere without seeing one. When I mention putting them in closets (we have an abundance of closets in this house), I am rebuffed and told they are used too often to justify that.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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In the mud room. It's right off my kitchen.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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One of the several odd things about our current house is the dedicated vacuum closet on the first floor. I can't think of another single thing it could be used for. It's small, and tall, and the vacuum fits perfectly inside.

We have a 2nd vacuum on the second floor, and keep that in the master closet, which is huge.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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... it's making me tempted to switch to a Roomba.

Warning: One Roomba is too many and a dozen Roombas wouldnt be enough I have 8 Roombas, one for each room and the garage. I love, love, love them. I've bought almost all of mine on eBay (new in box). The older models are better, IMO, than the newer ones.

I used to have a Scooba (floor-washing robot) too and, while it was good, it didnt compare, in terms of efficiency, to the Roomba.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I live in Southern Arizona, so we don't have too many coats. The ones we keep can easily fit in our clothes closets. So I outfitted the coat closet in the front hall of my house for various items that don't have an obvious home, including the vacuum cleaner and the steam cleaner I use on my porcelain tile floors.

Here's how I organized that closet. I took a couple of those hanging canvas units you can buy for sweaters and hung them on the rod, creating shelves. I use one for stuff we need to grab when going outside: hats, totes, sun screen, folding umbrellas, etc. The second one is used to store items for my table. Napkins, placemats. runners, etc. I roll them and keep them on the shelves. I have a couple of tablecloths ironed and draped on big hangers. On the rod I also have two other hangers, each with a big shopping bag hooked to it. In one I keep folded up brown grocery bags, in the other I keep shopping bags that I recycle. In other words, bags of bags. I find it very convenient to always be able to access an appropriate bag. And bags seem to be needed most often as someone is walking out the door, so the coat closet is a good place. As I mentioned before, I keep my floor cleaners, as well as one of those big plastic units designed to contain gift wrap on the floor of that closet. On the upper shelf, I keep my "good" dishes — the china and glassware I use for special occasions — in the fabric storage boxes sold for that purpose.

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Quilted Cotton Stemware Storage Chest - BedBathandBeyond.com
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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One of the several odd things about our current house is the dedicated vacuum closet on the first floor. I can't think of another single thing it could be used for. It's small, and tall, and the vacuum fits perfectly inside.
It's a broom closet, so you're using it for its intended purpose.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Coat closet in the hall.
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