Now that the holidays are over, I am back into cleaning and organization mode. Of course I am finding an accumulation of dust in certain areas and wanting to refresh my home.
However before I even begin, there are certain steps I like to take to ensure that I am getting an optimal result.
Today I am sharing ideas of how I prepare to vacuum.
Check out these Tips To Vacuuming A Home
- Dust Furniture and Blinds Before You Vacuum– If you want to avoid a new mess, complete dusting before you vacuum. This way loose pieces of dirt are picked up. Check out these DIY T-Shirt Cloths for Multipurpose Cleaning!
- Turn On Lights or Open Curtains/ Blinds To Let In Light – This is a great way to make sure you can see the floors better and aren’t missing items as you clean your floors.
- Clean or Replace Filters Regularly and Empty Out the Canister– If your filters are dirty or the canister is full, your vacuum probably isn’t working efficiently. Refer to your user manual for how often you should clean your filter.
- Remove Wrapped Hairs or Threads from the Vacuum Undercarriage – Do you remember the last time you looked under your vacuum cleaner? For optimal performance, if you see a bunch of items wrapped around the brush, carefully use a pair of scissors to cut the hair and threads free and pull away from the undercarriage. (Just make sure it is unplugged.)
- Use Attachments to Dust Along the Walls– A regular vacuum is not able to reach down into certain gaps at the wall or effectively grab debris in the corners of carpet. This is when attachments come in handy to completely vacuum a room.
- Open Closet Doors and Vacuum – I moved into a home where the previous owner never opened the closets when they vacuumed. Because of that, they had a line of dirt and dust on the carpet along the edge of the closet.
- Move Furniture When Possible – If it is a light weight chair or table, move the item over when you vacuum to avoid dirt build up around the base. If you can’t move it, be sure to utilize the attachments to go around the legs and to vacuum underneath. This is especially important under beds where a lot of dust can accumulate.
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I hope you find these Tips To Vacuuming A Home helpful the next time you start your cleaning adventure.
Carlee @ FLL