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Dec 27 2011

How Often do You Change Your Vacuum’s Bag?

So, how often do you change your vacuum’s bag? If you’re like me, and millions of other housekeepers who mean well, the answer is probably not often enough. Vacuum bags fill up much quicker than most people realize. Once the bag is full your vacuum is unable to perform to it’s full potential and is left struggling to pick up. You’re left angry with your vacuum for not working right, and let’s face it, your vacuum is probably not too happy with you either.

But this is a problem that is easily avoided; you simply need to know when to change your vacuum’s bag. I bet a quick check of most people’s vacuum bags would uncover a bag that is too full. I can’t promise that my own vacuum’s bag isn’t ready to be changed again. But how full is too full? How do you know?

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Dec 14 2011

The Holiday Host: Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests

Ah, the holidays… ‘Tis the season, the season of giving, a time of love and laughter, family gatherings, holiday meals, warm cookies, chestnuts roasting on an open fire… What’s not to love? It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Unless of course, you are the one who is expected to make it all happen. Are you the host or hostess with the “mostest”? Are you expecting dozens of hungry visitors at your house this holiday season? Has the shopping, gift-wrapping, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning been left to you? If so, chances are that at this point you aren’t feeling quite as festive as your guests who are eagerly waiting to show up at your house for the holidays.

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Dec 7 2011

To Vacuum First, or to Dust First ? That is the Question!

Cleaning… It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. After cleaning our homes over and over we develop a routine that we could complete in our sleep. It probably goes a little something like this: pick up, dust, vacuum… or is it vacuum and then dust?It’s an age-old debate, to dust first, or to vacuum first. There is no middle of the road here folks, you’re either on one side or the other. It’s a debate that divides households, pits mother against daughter, tears apart friendships…

Ok so it’s not that big of a deal, but seriously who is right?

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Nov 29 2011

Have You Washed Your Vacuum’s Filter Lately?

We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep a clean filter in your vacuum. It’s simple math, a clean filter = a happy vacuum and a healthy home. If your vacuum came with a filter, you need to take care of it and it will take care of you. Just like the air filter in your car keeps your engine running smooth, a clean filter on your vacuum makes it easier for your vacuum to do its job.

Crucial Vacuum makes it easy to find the filter you need at the lowest prices on the Internet, plus we offer free shipping.

But it gets even better! We are just full of ways to save you money at Crucial Vacuum. Bet you didn’t know that many of our filters are washable and reusable! That’s right, you can purchase one of our replacement filters and use it over and over again. That is something that can’t be said most vacuum’s original filters. That’s just another reason why we are so awesome!
Ideally, your filter should be washed every 3-4 uses. Loss of suction is a good sign that it is time to wash your filter. But remember, you can only wash washable filters!

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Mar 4 2010

Recycle: It’s Crucial!

Crucial Vacuum is proud to offer our customers vacuum filters and bags that are recyclable!  Not only do our products make your home cleaner and help you stay healthier, but when you recycle our products you help our world stay clean and healthy.  But we don’t stop there, our products are packaged in recyclable material!  Our filters and bags can be recycled, and so can all of the materials in which we ship our high quality products to you!

The following is some facts from Headwater Cooperative Recycling—a non-profit organization and the largest recycling cooperative in the United States:

Product packaging accounts for 1/3 of our trash

Plastics require 100-400 years to break down in a landfill

Producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from raw materials

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