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Aug 20 2015

How to Vacuum Efficiently While Avoiding Common Mistakes

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There are two types of people in this world: those who love to vacuum and those who don’t.

While we at Crucial Vacuum shake our heads to those who don’t (nah, we still like you), undoubtedly both groups make critical vacuuming mistakes that may end up breaking the device faster than its normal lifespan. Read on to learn how to vacuum properly!

We will be outlining the most common vacuuming mistakes and how to avoid them to help your vacuum live a long fruitful life.

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Aug 18 2015

Shark vs. Dyson Upright Vacuum Comparison

Shark vs. Dyson comparison

Are you in the market for an exceptional vacuum? Look no further because we here at Crucial Vacuum aim to give you the essential information to provide insight on the age-old feud of Shark vs. Dyson.

Before you make your final choice, we will provide the essential information such as: suction, filtration attachments, durability, usability, and price.

We are basing these statistics on the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NV652) and Dyson DC65. So the brands will undoubtedly differ based on models. These two vacuums are the most popular in the upright vacuum category of their brands.

Keep in mind, both brands are absolutely amazing in their technological prowess, just select your brand based on your personal preference!

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Aug 13 2015

TBT: Grandma’s Old School Cleaning Tips Pt. 2

Old School Cleaning Tips Woman sweeping

Throwback Thursday is back again, and we’ve got more Old School Cleaning Tips that your grandmother would be proud of. Our elders have devised amazing concoctions and obscure cleaning methods to do the best job while saving a buck from buying commercialized products.

So we at Crucial Vacuum will be sharing some of the tips our grandparents have taught us.

Freshen Your Shoes by Using Household Herbs

Old School Cleaning Tips Shoes

Having funky smelling shoes is inevitable. We all sweat, and we all like wearing our favorite pairs of shoes, but it becomes a real issue once you become too embarrassed to remove your shoes when entering someone’s home. Don’t worry though, there’s an easy way to deodorize your shoes with some common fresh-smelling herbs!

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Aug 6 2015

TBT: Grandma’s Old School Cleaning Tips Pt. 1

old school cleaning

Whether it was World War II or the Vietnam era, our grandparents learned valuable lessons on staying frugal. They learned how to clean, preserve and repair without having to buy commercialized brands that we’ve grown accustomed to.

This Throwback Thursday, we’re bringing old school cleaning tips that your grandparents innovated in their time without breaking the bank.

Cleaning Your Oven without the Foul Smell

Hate that powerful oven-cleaner smell? Here’s a great alternative: Mix one box of baking soda (about 500g) with 1/4 cup of washing soda. Wet the floor and walls of the oven with a wet rag and sprinkle the mixture on the surface. Repeat and leave overnight. In the morning, wipe the mixture and grease away. Rinse well to remove the residue. Any remaining baked-on stains? Use salt on an abrasive pad to get it out. Continue reading »

Aug 4 2015

13 Uses for your Old Coffee Grounds

coffee grounds Toss out old coffee grounds? We’re all guilty of the after-use, dispose everything method. When we buy something, it’s obvious that we should toss it out once we got our use out of it, right? Coffee grounds can do so much more than fill us with caffeine. This is a habit a lot of us are guilty of, and Crucial Vacuum is here to show you alternative uses for your old coffee grounds that will probably make you slap your forehead in shame for tossing out your old grounds all this time.

 

Keep your used coffee grounds in the kitchen

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  1. As the grounds still give off a pleasant smell, you can use your grounds to deodorize your fridge.
  2. Grab a rag and scrub your grounds against your pots, pans and tools to get rid of that tough grime. (Do not use on ceramic or easily stained dishes)
  3. Rub on your hands after cutting onions or other strong odor food products to get rid of the odor.
  4. Mix with boiling water and dish soap; you can use it to unclog your drains.

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