A vacuum is a quick and easy way to clean. For most people.
When purchasing a new vacuum, do pay attention to the weight. I think it would be helpful to shop for a new one when you are flaring. That way, you won't over-estimate your abilities.
I find that dragging around a canister vacuum can be hard on my back, whereas an upright vacuum puts more strain on my arm and shoulder. A stick vacuum, which is light in weight, often doesn't have the same amount of suction power as the aforementioned types.
The other problem is that many vacuums require a vice-like grip in order to change attachments or open compartments. Then there's the noise, but that's an entirely different issue.
We have one of each. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend any of them. Dependent upon what needs to be done and how I'm feeling, Glinda will put one of them into service.
Does anyone have one of those robot-type vacuums? Would you put your RA Stamp of Approval on it?