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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.

Mr Clean Magic Eraser

1. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser are the best way to get those unknown stains off your surfaces. We’ve all used them in college when those mysterious stains accumulated because we decided to ignore them. The Magic Erasers replace both a sponge and cleaning agent and they are easy to find at local convenience stores however they can get pricy. Our recommendation to make the Magic Erasers last longer is to cut them to size depending on what you need to clean.

Clorox Wipes
2. Dorm rooms aren’t known to be spacious. The last item you want taking up space is probably cleaning products.¬†Clorox wipes are great because they are disinfectants, plus you can use them on several surfaces. We at Crucial Vacuum are in unison that these were and still are to date the only product we use daily to clean. They can clean and disinfect your microwave and clean dirt off of your sneakers.

3. The one product readily available at college can make the best cleaning agent just by mixing it with water. What product are we talking about? Vodka. By mixing 1 parts vodka with 2 parts of water makes a all purpose cleaner. It works great on glass surfaces and mirrors and the smell disappears as it dries, although in college you could just blame it on your roommate.

shout_wipes4. If you are messy or avoid doing your laundry, Shout wipes will be your best friend. Before you throw your dirty clothes into the basket, scrub the Shout Wipe against it to get rid of the stain. Then by the time you get around to doing your laundry, your clothes will be free from stains. You can also carry some around in your backpack to prepare for any accidents.

Swiffer Wet Jet

 

5. The last clean hack is with the product that should be in every home with bare floors even if it’s just the kitchen, a Swiffer Wet Jet. Although it is priced higher than the regular Swiffer, if you constantly find your socks dirty from your floors, invest in the Wet Jet version. It is so easy to clean with and it does a great job.

Of course we would recommend a vacuum however they’re just too bulky to have in a college dorm or apartment. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at support@crucialvacuum.com. We would love to hear about your experiences!

Jun 18 2013

Oreck goes Bankrupt – Get your Oreck Vacuum Bags Here!

Oreck vacuum bags may be getting difficult to find. Oreck declared bankruptcy recently, however the Oreck family recently made a proposed bid of about $22M(USA today) for Oreck Corporation, and are as of now, the only bidder. This is big news for Oreck jobs spread across the country (more than 96 retail stores and franchised stores), because under current ownership, jobs have gone offshore.

Tom Oreck, former CEO and the son of founder David Oreck, said that his family‚Äôs goal is to ‚Äúget the company back to its roots so it can be run based on family values, with a focus on U.S. manufacturing and a U.S. workforce.” Under current ownership, Oreck says emphasis has been removed from direct sales, which has been a company tradition for decades.

From our industry experience, the Oreck XL vacuum cleaner has been one of the best selling vacuum cleaners in the USA. So there’s a lot of saturation in the market, which means people are going to count on us to deliver them our branded oreck bags at a great price! We have a universal oreck bag which fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners ever made!

 8 Oreck Type CC Vacuum Bags;Fits ALL Oreck Vacuum XL Vacuum Cleaners; Compare to Oreck Vacuum Part # CCPK8, CCPK8DW ; Designed & Engineered by Crucial Vacuum

Oreck XL vacuum bags

Fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners

 

We support the Oreck family’s push for keeping American jobs here, manufacturing quality products and their commitment to their customers.  Although Oreck is in a transition phase, you can always count on Crucial Vacuum for less expensive Oreck  vacuum bags, oreck vacuum filters and oreck accessories, manufactured by us! And here’s the kicker; we offer free returns and shipping on every oreck vacuum bag along with oreck vacuum parts too!

Apr 24 2013

Crucial Vacuum REDESIGNED

Vroom! Crucial Vacuum Launches A Freshly Redesigned Website!

There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and beautifully designed website. Today we have officially launched our newly re-designed website designed to embody the our forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of our customers.¬†¬†Our homepage features a fresh design that offers better usability and navigation, allowing visitors to quickly find the information they are seeking.¬†The site has a few crucial new features, including search, custom replenishment…shopping for your vacuum has never been this fun!¬†

Our products remain the same.  High quality at a low price.  Our service remains the same.  Free shipping and free returns.

Nov 9 2012

Fast Company Magazine Features Crucial Vacuum – Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The true test of  character is how they stand during test of adversity РUnknown

After Hurricane Sandy broke our routine, we’re picking up business and going back to our normal work flow. The way we worked through Hurricane Sandy was a story to tell. Crucial Vacuum is featured in Fast Company magazine telling our story on how our team managed to work through the devastation.¬† The article speaks about the obstacles that Chad (our CEO) and the Crucial Vacuum team members joined at his home to fielding requests for our customers.¬† It also explains the uniqueness of our business model with our own brand vacuum parts and how Sandy disrupted it.

Without further ado, click the link below and scroll down to the Crucial Vacuum paragraph:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3002710/how-squarespace-grouper-and-east-coast-companies-worked-through-sandy

We’ve been very proactive with our customers through every step of the Sandy impact.

1. Facebook & Twitter have been updated throughout the process.

2. The header on our site was constantly updated and linked customers to more information on how the storm impacted our orders. www.crucialvacuum.com
The blog as you saw had been updated to further reach our customer audience.

3. We reached out to thousands of customers via email starting from 10/25 and continue to let them know about potential delays.

We are extremely proud of how the Crucial Vacuum team handled this crisis.  Our primary goal was to deliver the product our customers ordered and we did that by any means we had. Hurricane Sandy was a great test for Crucial Vacuum and the characteristics of the company truly shined in a time of a natural disaster.

Nov 6 2012

Post Hurricane Crucial Relief with Red Cross: You Save, We Give

We’ve all seen the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.¬† People continue to be displaced with no electricity, no gas and major flooding.¬† One of the towns that was severely impacted was Little Ferry, NJ, which happens to be where our headquarters is located.¬† Our business office and warehouse were closed for one week after the hurricane.

Our team here at Crucial Vacuum carried out business to take care of our customers, despite this natural disaster. We had employees joining us at home, those that could make it. For those that couldn’t join us to work, they worked from home. We conducted google “fire-side” chats. Our employee Josh, pictured below in the dark conference with Chad to help out in the best way he can even though he was a hostage in his own house. While Josh’s life was impacted, he is back to work, however we have an obligation to help others in need.

 

Now that electricity and internet are running in our HQ, we are back to work but people in across the tri-state area still need our help.

What We’re Doing at Crucial Vacuum

Crucial Vacuum has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help in recovering Hurricane Sandy Relief. ¬†We created a program where we can join hands in helping by donating the 5% you saved on your purchase in crucial relief. ¬†While you save, we give. Use the coupon code: crucialrelief at the checkout to save 5% on your purchase and we’ll donate to the American Red Cross for the month of November.

 

What Else You Can do to Help

We are donating as you shop on our website, so that alone is you helping.  If you would like to help more, we are working  with the American Red Cross and have seen the passion and integrity with which they pursue their mission. They are doing a great deal to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about their efforts at www.redcross.org

To find a shelter near you, we recommend the following tools: the shelter directory on PetFinder and the shelter finder from ASPCA. Also you can try VolunteerMatch It’s an easy way to find opportunities and contacts to help out in your area.

Give Blood

Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled because of Sandy, so blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most.¬†If you’re in New York or New Jersey, you can give¬†here.