Your vacuum has been all over your house — cleaning up the dirt, dust and bacteria that threatens your happy, healthy home! It does a great job of handling the pet hair clumped to furniture, the kids’ dirt tracks on the carpet and the dust lingering around your bed, but has your vacuum cleaner been everywhere it could go to get things clean?
There are plenty of unexpected places where your vacuum can come in handy that you may not have thought of before. We think these 5 places could be the cherry-on-top that creates a perfectly clean and healthy home. Check it out and see just all the places you—and your vacuum, of course—will go!
Bending and crouching down to clean the impossible-to-reach baseboards can be a pain — literally! Not to mention the time and effort you spend, only to get a semi-clean look. Instead, try using your vacuum to do all the work.
Your hose is long enough to be able to reach the baseboards and remove lingering, stubborn dust . Be careful not to apply pressure and pull the hose along the baseboards, which could cause scratching or black marks. Turn the vacuum on, grab the hose and get to dusting those baseboards clean with a lot less pain. The brush attachment can be great to use for this task, as well.
Perhaps your fireplace is a constant: always turned on in your home, or maybe you’ve never even touched it, much less turned it on. Whether you use your fireplace or not, it’s still a collecting pit for dust and dirt—a place that definitely needs cleaning! This is where your vacuum cleaner comes in handy. Don’t use it to suck up all the ash, soot and burned logs from inside the fireplace; instead, use your vacuum to dust and clean up the brick, wood, or tile on the outside and around your fireplace. You may be surprised at the amount of particles and dust that’s accumulated, but no matter what it amounts to, it will be no match for the hose of your awesome vacuum cleaner!
You’ve probably thought to use your vacuum to clean your kitchen floors, but have you utilized the machine in very possible way you can in your kitchen? Perhaps not! Besides cleaning the floors, your vacuum, the hose and its attachments can really get your space looking fresh. Deep clean your cupboards, cabinets and drawers with the hose of the vacuum, especially if you haven’t in a while, because dust can easily accumulate in those spaces.
Use the crevice attachment to suck crumbs from areas such as under cabinets, in the cooled-off oven, or under the grates of the stove. You can also use it to “sweep” around the areas under, to the side of and behind your fridge and other appliances (if possible to remove them slightly against the wall).
Your windows can get really dusty and dirty, and simply using a cloth to clean won’t always give you the best, most efficient clean. Instead, use your vacuum to clean the windows, sills, screens and other spaces in between!
First thing, if you have bad allergies due to pollen or dust, you may want to wear a mask while cleaning the window because it’ll be open to the outside. You can use the hose to easily suck up and remove all the dust, dirt, pollen and other allergens from the crevices along the window sill. Also, the area between the screen and sill can get dirtied and filled with dead bugs, pollen, and dirt. Using the hose function in the area between the sill and screen will help you to get an efficient and effective clean of your windows!
All over your home, décor is creating great design in the room…and collecting dust from you, your pets, your family and everyday living! Things like lamps, books, tables, shelves and other decorations can be big traps for dirt and dust. You’ll have to be a little careful around anything breakable, but your vacuum can help reach those hard-to-get places of the décor and clean them.
For example, you can use the hose or the brush attachment to dust lampshades and the bases of lamps. Using the hose is much easier to clean the tops of books than using a cloth over the top of every single one. Shelves, tables, and small pieces you store on these surfaces can be dusted using the hose on your vacuum as well.