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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.

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Aug 25 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Kristin, Operations & Design

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Meet Kristin:

Kristin wears the most hats at Crucial Vacuum, taking on designs and operations. All the designs and images that you see for Crucial Vacuum whether it be on our website, Facebook, or Twitter has been designed by Kristin. She makes us look good!

What TV show are you currently watching?

​One Tree Hill – I know it’s old but it’s pretty addicting.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Daria Morgendorffer from Daria.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

I would probably pick being able to fly, because who doesn’t want to fly?

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Fly to Costa Rica and visit the Sloth Sanctuary.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Vacuuming – Ironic right?
What do you like most about working at Crucial Vacuum?
The atmosphere here is really exciting! It’s a small company with very dynamic people working here.
Aug 18 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Amyr, Purchasing & Business Development Expert

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Meet Amyr:

Starting out as our customer care manager, Amyr has taken on the responsibilities of an entire purchasing and inventory control department. We can say for sure that he is the one you want around when your vacuum breaks down.

What is your favorite thing to do on your free time?

​I enjoy making vision boards, going to the beach, laying on the grass watching the clouds and watching history documentaries.

What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

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

My choice would have to be ​​Iyanla Vanzant. I feel she inspires me to do my own soul searching versus leaving my teachings in the hands of others.

What is a vacuum maintenance tip that you are guilty of forgetting to do?

Cleaning the hair and strings from the brush roller.

What cleaning task do you absolutely hate doing?
Cleaning walls.
What do you like most about working at Crucial Vacuum?
The fun, vibrant, energetic work environment ​and family like team of co-workers that surround me. How our boss sees the potentials in us to entrust us with taking on new tasks and avenues we’ve never ventured into. Stepping outside of normal and outdated websites for vacuum parts and providing the customers with an enjoyable ​​way of purchasing cleaning items.
Aug 11 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Cindy, Marketing & Business Development Undertaker

cindy1Meet Cindy:

Our team is known to wear a lot of hats. After being promoted to the marketing and business development position, Cindy has taken on the challenge of restructuring and further developing the marketing aspect for Crucial Vacuum.

What song are you currently listening to?

I’m currently listening to Sam Smith’s entire album on loop.

If you could have any type of superpower, what would it be?

I used to want the power of telepathy but after watching True Blood, I could see how that would get annoying so I would want the power of telekinesis!

What is one item that you could not live without?

Coffee! I drink several cups every day. It’s both tasty and helps me power through the day.

What is your favorite day to clean?

I always clean on Sundays. It’s a pattern that I was brought up on as a family chore day.

What is your favorite clean hack?

I have a dog at home and so to get rid of any smells, I sprinkle baking soda on my carpet before vacuuming.

What is one thing that you did not know before working at Crucial Vacuum?

I honestly didn’t know I had to change my roller or filters. The photos used for dirty filter are sadly of my dirty replaced parts.

Aug 4 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Alejandra, Customer Care Extraordinaire

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Meet Alejandra a.k.a. Allie:

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Allie started at Crucial Vacuum in June and has already grown beyond her role. As our incredible multi-tasking customer care and marketing associate, Allie deserves the spotlight.

1. What was your favorite food when you were a child?

Spaghetti with meat sauce! I remember asking for seconds at my school’s cafeteria ONLY on spaghetti day! And now, it is one of my daughter’s favorite foods and it is still mine. I have to have it at least once a week. It is such a great comfort food!

2. What is the top played song on your iPod?

It all depends on my mood. But I have to say (after checking my iPod because I have no idea) my entire folder of BitterSweet songs. I just love them! They relax me at times but pump me up at others!

3. What chore do you hate doing and why?

Ironing! I am TERRIBLE at it! I can take an entire morning to iron a shirt and it still ends up wrinkly.

4. If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you meet?

This is a tough one. It’s between Frank Sinatra or the Dalai Lama. I LOVE Frank Sinatra but I admire the Dalai Lama so much. I would love to learn from his life experiences and philosophies.

5. If you were reincarnated as a vacuum, what kind would you be?

I would definitely be a multi-tasking vacuum cleaner. One that is as versatile as they come so probably an upright vacuum with a lot of suction and lots of attachment tools. I am very strict and OCD at home when it comes to cleanliness.

6. What is one thing that you didn’t know before working at Crucial Vacuum?

I did not know that my vacuum had filters that needed periodical changes. I almost had a heart attack when I got called into my first interview, went into Crucial Vacuum’s website and saw all these filters. I had never changed the filter in our vacuum even though I vacuum daily.