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Oct 17 2014

Animal & Baby Safe Homemade Cleaning Products

Natural Cleaning for Your Baby and Dog

I treat my dog like a newborn baby, so I am always conscious about the cleaning products I use around the house.

Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner was one that I love because it is all natural, and baby and animal safe. However consistently purchasing specialty products, although worth it to keep my loved one safe, was like an itch that kept coming back. I could deal with it but after reading the label on the cleaning products, it seemed like products I could find at my local grocery store. After testing and mixing different solutions, I found mixtures to clean almost every surface of my house and keep it safe for my dog to roam everywhere she wants.

Most of the ingredients include baking soda, and vinegar. I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about these two ingredient, but I honestly can’t begin to rave about how safe and effective they are. Both ingredients have antibacterials  properties that allow them to clean many areas.

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Sep 26 2014

What Are Your Dust Bunnies Doing in Your Vacuum Bag?

Dustbunnies in Your Vacuum Bag

Talking about dust bunnies is like a taboo.

You don’t want to think about them, speak about them or acknowledge their presence. However if you haven’t change your vacuum bag in a while, the dust bunnies you’ve collected have been multiplying and growing. Although they may look like harmless hair and dust, studies show that bacteria, mold, and other organism are lurking.

Hair and dust are great sources for bacteria and other organism to leach onto. Remember in 8th grade science class when you collected samples from everywhere and swabbed it on a petri dish and the next day, it was infected with bacteria growth? The dark environment within your vacuum bag is also the perfect home for organism to multiply. On top of that especially with older vacuum cleaners, the suction from the vacuum could potentially return all the bacteria back into the air you breathe.

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Sep 12 2014

Which vacuum attachment tool for which surface?

Crucial Vacuum - Attachment

Vacuum cleaners usually come with several different kinds of attachments. But if you’re like me, you usually stick to one or two attachments and the rest get stored away. However learning what each attachment does can maximize your vacuum’s efficiency and get you the deepest clean.

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Sep 1 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Chad, CEO

Meet Our Team Monday - Chad

Meet Chad:

Chad started Crucial Vacuum in 2008 on his couch. When most people were telling him how impossible his dreams were, Chad was determined to grow Crucial Vacuum to what it is today. Chad has become a serial entrepreneur allowing all of us to join in his journey to further and improve ourselves.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

​So many to choose from. Here’s what been on my mind lately. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” -Wayne Gretzky

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Tony Hsieh / Tim Ferris.

What is one item that you could not live without?

Exceptionally good coffee.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

There’s a lot more I’d like to learn but the Harmonium instrument has interested me lately. I own one, but have not yet been able to deeply dive in head first.

If you knew the world was ending in 2015, what would you do differently?
I’d drop everything and travel the world.
What is your favorite clean hack?
By changing your vacuum belt, you make your vacuum cleaner like brand new. Have you ever noticed how ineffective, and useless your vacuum cleaner is after sometimes only a month of use? The motor turns the belt, and the belt turns the vacuum’s roller. Over time, that belt (it’s like a rubber band) stretches and looses its tension. This affects your vacuum’s ability to pick up dirt and dust on your carpeting and floors. So if you notice your vacuum just doesn’t suck the way it should; Take your vacuum apart, notice any broken or missing parts. If it’s all clear, check your belt!
Aug 29 2014

5 Clean Hack Tips: Back to College Edition

5 Cleaning Tips for College Students

If you haven’t already checked into college, it’s crunch time to figure out how to survive without your parents. Habits formed in college foreshadow habits for your future, at least that’s true for all of us here at Crucial Vacuum. Although cleaning is the last item on your mind when going off to college, it is a necessary chore that is now solely reliant on you. Our Crucial team has compiled clean hacking tips and tricks from our experiences in college to help you easily transition into a independent college student.

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