Vacuums, if not using a central vac, should be stored somewhere in the middle of your home. Store it in a way that is easy to take out and put back. For 15 years I would unplug the vacuum and move to another outlet to be able to reach the other rooms. Then I got the bright idea to plug that cord into a small extension cord. I now vacuum my entire house with the vacuum plugged into one centrally located outlet.