These 3 robot vacuums make the most sense for small spaces

Robot vacuums make sense in small apartments as long as they're compact, safe around furniture, and quiet enough not to disturb neighbors.

These 3 robot vacuums make the most sense for small spaces
Illustrative graphic featuring home decor and sepia Roomba j7+ robot vacuum

UPDATE: Feb. 24, 2024, 5:00 a.m. EST Roborock, Ecovacs, Eufy, and Samsung debuted new mopping robot vacuums at CES 2024. We're awaiting their release for hands-on testing and will update our top picks in this story accordingly.

Living modestly square footage-wise doesn't rule out the convenience of a robot vacuum — you might even find that the floors of small spaces get dirty faster because every spot is a high-traffic spot. The best robot vacuums for small spaces not only cross manual vacuuming off of your chore list, but they also save the breath it takes to curse your upright vacuum for hogging your scarce storage space.

While not every robot vacuum design is optimal for a tight squeeze, we've hands-on tested the top contenders in our own modest abodes. Read on for the best robot vacuums for apartments, studios, and other one-story homes:

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