Tips on how to vacuum, who would possibly need that – you plug the thing in and push right? You’d be amazed how much dirt and allergens get left behind, even with the most high-end device, when you don’t vacuum properly. Here are ten vacuuming tips to keep your home cleaner than ever in the New Year.
1 – Less dirt means less mess. Put mats in the entrances of your home and enforce a no-shoe policy to prevent further debris from getting into your home. The less dirt there is the easier it is for you to vacuum.
2 – Have a schedule when it comes to vacuuming. Depending on the amount of traffic in your home, usually once a week will do. If you have a pet that sheds, two times a week should do it.
3 – Get rid of impacted debris by vacuuming your carpet from different angles. If you normally start vacuuming on a particular side of the room approach it from the opposite side.
4 – Don’t ignore corners and crevices. Those overlooked places are going to have the most buildup of dust and debris. Put those attachment tools to work!
5 – Vacuum with slow overlapping strokes. This will help remove up to 85% more dust and allergens.
6 – Replace/Empty your vacuum bag or canister when it’s two-thirds full. This will help avoid clogs and improve your vacuums overall suction.
7 – Be sure to dust first then vacuum. The allergens that are spread after dusting will end up on your floor and carpet. By vacuuming second you ensure a more thorough cleaning!
8 – Don’t vacuum objects that will cause clogs. Items such as pennies, paperclips, marbles and more can put a strain on your vacuum and cause serious issues. A broken hose, loss of suction, or even motor failure are just some of the many things that can happen.
9– Want fresher smelling carpets? Spread baking soda over your carpet and let it sit for a half an hour, then vacuum normally. Your carpet will smell fresh and your vacuum will get a good cleaning as well.
10 – Maintain your vacuum. The more TLC you give your vacuum the longer it’ll last and more optimally it will perform. Regularly clean and change your filters every 3 -6 months, remove hair from your brush roll and replace your belt every 3 months.
Hope these tips can help you in the New Year! If you have any other vacuuming hacks you wish to share feel free to comment!