An upright or stick vacuumer provides more flexibility as it is battery powered and takes up less space than the usual floor vacuum cleaner. Some upright vacuumers can be separated or disassembled and become a handheld vacuum cleaner that is suitable for quick cleaning. Handheld vacuum cleaners are battery powered and with the compact design, they can stay out of the broom closet.
If a robotic vacuum cleaner is responsible for most of the vacuuming in your home, it would be smart to buy a battery powered vacuum cleaner. Since a robotic vacuum cleaner cannot vacuum clean the baseboards or clean furniture, you can easily handle the remaining vacuum cleaning with a handheld model. That way you can save space and spend time on things other than vacuuming.
If you have pets, it is a good idea to have a handheld vacuum cleaner out and ready for use. You can easily vacuum hair or feathers from the floor or furniture to avoid it being all over your house.