Ridgid makes some of the best all around vacuums on the market.  They not only have full size vacuums, but they also have compact vacuums like the 4500rv.  The 4500rv is a 4.5 gallon vacuum that is in the shape of a tool box, so it is easy to store and also easy to carry around.  Don’t let the size full you, this small size vacuum has a 5 peak horsepower motor, which makes it perfect for a variety of different messes.  The one thing we really like about this vacuum is the storage.