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Aug 13 2015

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

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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

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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

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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 »

Apr 22 2015

10 Tips for Going Green in your Home for Earth Day

Going green in your home for earth day is easier than ever with these simple tips

Being eco-friendly is the cool thing to do nowadays especially on earth day. Since you’re going to be like the cool kids and go green this means a few things. First, you’ll be doing your part to save the planet, and second you’ll be saving money. Saving the planet and saving money – what’s not to like?

We here at Crucial Vacuum are happy to share our top 10 tips for going green in your home for earth day. These eco-friendly tips are easy to implement in your daily routine and will make all the difference.

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1) Don’t use disposable bags when grocery shopping. Instead order some reusable bags. You’ll be able to carry a lot more groceries in these and you won’t be wasteful.

2) Purchase a reusable water bottle and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every day!

3) Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot. This will help cut down on your energy bill throughout the year.

4) Here’s a simple one. When you’re not using a light be sure to turn it off. Its that easy.

5) Fix leaky faucets. A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year! Continue reading »

Oct 17 2014

Animal & Baby Safe Homemade Cleaning Products

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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Aug 7 2013

How to Wash Your Vacuum Cleaner Filter

Washing your reusable filter is an integral part of the upkeep of a well running, happy vacuum cleaner. And if your vacuum is healthy, you will be happy with the results you see!

One of the best aspects about being part of a company like Crucial Vacuum is our constant quest to further Crucial’s success while doing our part to help the environment. When purchasing from Crucial Vacuum, our customers can see that many of our vacuum filters from a wide variety of brands are both washable and reusable. Unfortunately, sometimes our customers do not know how to properly wash and clean their filters to ready them for reuse. Today, we will give step-by-step instructions on how to properly clean your filter to insure that your air stays fresh and clean!

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