prime day 2023

Roombas, Dysons, Mieles — They’re All on Sale Here

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Amazon Prime Day, the retailer’s twice-annual two-day sale, tends to have especially good sales in certain categories: electronics, appliances, and — for some reason — tooth-care-related products. It is a really good time to buy a vacuum cleaner with some great deals on our best-in-class picks. In addition to curating a list of very good vacuums, I’ve also combed through a monster document of sales to find the best cleaning and organization deals for Prime Day, cross-referenced with the products and brands our editors swear by — from air purifiers and humidifiers to closet organizers and an ingenious German vacuum squeegee. We’ve also compared today’s sales with price history to make sure you’re getting an actually good deal versus 5 percent off something that’s always on sale. (And if something on your list wasn’t on sale today, turn on email alerts at the price-tracking site Camelcamelcamel to get notified when it drops.)

Everything on this list is still in stock and prices are current as of Wednesday night, and the sale continues until midnight PT or 3 a.m. ET. But if you see something you like, act fast — prices have been swingy, and things often go out of stock before Prime Day ends. (And if you want more great deals, sign up for our newsletter.)


Shark Navigator Lift-Away

“If you’re looking for a lightweight, versatile vacuum cleaner that can tackle both hardwood floors and carpet, the Lift-Away is for you,” says Strategist writer Dominique Pariso. It can detach into a handheld vacuum, which is useful for cleaning stairs or getting into nooks and crannies.

If you’re dealing with pets, the Lift-Away TruePet is designed to suck up fur. It’s the model used at New York cat café Koneko, where 15 to 20 cats roam at any given time.

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is another model beloved by pet owners (including the owner of a ten-pound Chihuahua and a 12-pound tabby cat) at the best price we’ve seen since 2021.

iRobot Roomba j7+

The Roomba j7+ is our best-in-class robot vacuum for its sturdy brushes, easy repairs, and superior mapping. Strategist tech writer Jordan McMahon calls it “one of the smartest vacuums you can get.”

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

This highly rated Roomba has fewer bells and whistles than than the j7+ — it doesn’t empty automatically, for example — but it is still a very worthwhile purchase at the lowest price we’ve ever seen it on Amazon.

One of our favorite simple robot vacuums. Strategist writer Liza Corsillo credits the Eufy 11S as the relationship-saving appliance she bought instead of couples therapy.

Get an incredibly good deal on our best-in-class affordable robot vacuum, which has smart object recognition and mapping. McMahon says it’s also “just as repairable” as similar Roomba models.

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The Vertex cordless vacuum is a favorite among cleaning experts — it even comes with a HEPA filter to trap small particles that may trigger allergies. Strategist associate editor Jenna Milliner-Waddell likes its MultiFlex feature, which allows it to bend at an angle (up to 90 degrees) with the press of a button. “This vacuum means I never have to move furniture, and every clean is a deep clean,” she says.

The Hoover WindTunnel is a powerful vacuum on the heavier side, ideal for carpets and rugs. “I was thoroughly impressed, if not a little disgusted, at how much dirt the vacuum picked up the first time I used it,” says Strategist managing editor Kelsie Schrader.


Miele is a favorite brand among cleaning experts for its vacuums’ simple, powerful engineering and incredibly long life span. A Miele canister vacuum “does a great job at vacuuming and is very quiet,” says Kadi Dulude, the owner of Wizard of Homes NYC. “It’s expensive, but it lasts a long time doing the same great job year after year.”

Another canister vacuum recommended by Anna Harasim, owner of Anna’s Cleaning Service NY. She especially likes that all the attachments are stored in the cleaner, so you don’t lose track of them in the back of a closet.

For an even less expensive option, cleaning blogger Sarah McAlister likes the Bissell Zing, which she recommends for hard floors and small spaces. “It’s lightweight, so you can carry it around to get in tight or high-up spaces,” she says.

Trish Horton, executive chef at the Pensacola Beach Resort, says this cordless handheld vacuum is great at cleaning up messes in commercial kitchens. “It’s durable and capable of handling dust, debris, and heavy particles,” Horton says. “It has powerful suction and doesn’t throw dust and other irritants into the air.”

This 16-gallon model meets Disaster Kleenup Specialists business-development director Brent Calvin’s criteria for a good wet-dry vacuum: high capacity, suction around 100 cubic feet per minute, and built-in HEPA filtration.

Carpet cleaners and steam mops

Dulude also recommends this steam cleaner from Pure Enrichment, which can be used to spot clean carpets or hard surfaces such as tile or porcelain fixtures. “When cleaning your carpets or couches for the first time, you’ll likely smell awful odors coming up with the steam. Don’t worry: These are not coming from your steamer but from the surface you’re steaming,” she says.

Air purifiers and humidifiers

This Canopy model, our best-in-class humidifier, is “extremely low hassle and very easy to use,” says Strategist senior editor Chelsea Peng. (It’s also former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s family favorite.)

The Levoit 300S is our favorite humidifier for larger rooms, with a built-in humidity monitor and an easy-to-change filter that prevents gritty buildup from minerals in tap water.

Strategist senior editor Jen Trolio uses this compact ultrasonic humidifier in her child’s room. “It has a small footprint, so it can work on bedside tables,” she says.

This joy-sparking air filter comes recommended by The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up author Marie Kondo. It’s quiet, effective, and well designed: “What I like about it is not just its filtering capability but how the design integrates into our home and life,” Kondo says.

This Levoit air purifier is our favorite affordable model, praised by Camilla Cho, SVP of e-commerce at Vox Media, for mitigating her pet-dander-related allergies.

The Dyson HP01 is an all-in-one appliance: It acts as a fan, space heater, and air filter, and does all three well.


Experts say having a separate hygrometer (a device that measures humidity) will give you more accurate readings than one built into your humidifier. I use this one, which is just $9 today.

Kitchen organization

These classic Rubbermaid food containers have a flip-down locking lid to create an airtight seal, and they stack for easy storage.


A heavy-duty dish rack with an angled drainage tray and plenty of space for utensils, mugs, and cups …

Seropy Roll Up Dish Rack

… Or for extra-small spaces, a simple and inexpensive rack that can be rolled up and stowed away when not in use.

Whether you’re getting into sous vide or just hate food waste, FoodSaver makes our best-in-class vacuum sealer, a product Anthony Accardi, owner of Brooklyn’s Transmitter Brewing, says he uses “probably as much as my stove.” The V4400 has an automatic moisture sensor and a retractable handheld sealer for smaller jobs.


An expert-recommended water pitcher with long-lasting, easy-to-change filters, now 35 percent off.

A modular, 60-liter kitchen trash can with removable sections for compost and sorting recyclables.

Friends and family “always ask about my kitchen trash can,” says Strategist kitchen and dining writer Emma Wartzman. She uses this Kohler model, which has a stainless-steel body and a sleek, small-kitchen-friendly design.

Other organization and storage

Zober Premium Velvet Hangers
$30 for 50
$30 for 50

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler loves these velvet hangers: “Everything actually stays on the hanger with these. If you have a delicate, feminine blouse or something with a thin strap, it stays put!”

Goodpick Cotton Rope Basket
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This cute rope basket could serve as a hamper or as storage for toys or blankets.

This XL Songmics armoire is one of our favorite organizers for jewelry maximalists. It has a mirrored front and can house up to 84 rings, 32 necklaces, and over 100 pairs of earrings. Jill Martinelli, co-founder of Lady Grey, says it’s “like an Excel spreadsheet” for jewelry.

This cute dachshund-shaped ceramic dish would be the perfect landing zone for rings or small jewelry.

FYY Daily Pill Organizer

Strategist contributor Alyse Whitney calls this compact, expandable pill organizer her “medicine cabinet on the go.”

Blogger and travel TikToker Brittany Allyn is a fan of these Kitsch toiletry bottles: The set includes pouches, bottles, and mini-jars, plus a funnel, spatula, and pipette to help fill them up with your shampoos and serums.

For compulsive overpackers, a good deal on compressive packing cubes that will allow you to squeeze a few extra shirts into your suitcase.


Strategist contributor Jinnie Lee learned about this safe from her accountant, who uses it himself: It’s fireproof, waterproof, and large enough to fit “a Social Security card, passport, gold jewelry I never wear, loose diamonds, old coins, my dad’s childhood journal, and irreplaceable family photographs,” she says.

Cleaning supplies

Three-packs of dish soap and hand soap at some of the lowest prices we’ve seen all year.

Goth icon Elvira (government name Cassandra Peterson) loves these ecofriendly Blueland toilet-cleaner tabs. “They do a fantastic job; they smell amazing, like lemon and cedar; and they come in a cute metal canister,” she says.

Get an almost two-pound tub of a cult-favorite U.K. cleaning paste at a great price.

“As long as you don’t throw away a bag of bricks, you should have no trouble carrying these trash bags outside without any leaks or breaks,” says Raul Mercado, founder of Camping Helper.

Kärcher Window Vac WV 2

Former Strategist U.K. writer Chris Mandle’s family all own this German shower squeegee. “Because it’s motor-powered, it sucks all the moisture off any given surface, which is better for preventing limescale buildup,” he says, unlike analog squeegees that “just push the water and/or soap marks around.”

ChomChom Pet-Hair Remover
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This pet-hair remover is like an XL lint roller for your furniture — it picks up fluff with nylon bristles without the need for sticky single-use sheets.

Shinery’s wash is designed to be used while wearing your jewelry: It’s “as easy as washing your hands,” according to Madison Snider, founder and lead designer of Fewer Finer. It’s “great for a quick fix before heading out.”

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

The Best Prime Day Cleaning and Organization Deals