As a homeowner there is always something going on in the house from small chores to renovations, big and small. With these chores and renovations messes are made and they need to be cleaned up. Regular household vacuums aren't always able to handle these tasks and they tend to be big and bulky. This is where the Shop Vac Hangup Mini comes in. It's relatively small size makes it easy to lug around the house to clean up the small messes made on a daily basis. It's small size makes it easy to hold in one hand while aiming the suction hose to clean up the mess. I've used ours for a variety of things ranging from cleaning up cobwebs in the back rooms of the basement to picking up the mess made when installing new exterior doors throughout the house. The Shop Vac Hangup Mini was able to easily handle each and every one of these tasks making the work area clean. One thing of note though is that this vacuum is primarily used for dry cleanup so it is not recommended for wet cleanup which will ruin the filter and possibly the vacuum.