A How-To on Vacuuming Your Home
Vacuuming (verb): to clean with or use a vacuum cleaner. We all do it, whether we like it or not, but are we doing it correctly? Here is a guide on how to properly vacuum your home to minimize time and energy while maximizing cleanliness.
Rule #1 is to keep your vacuum cleaner in tip-top shape. Cleaning with a machine that’s on its last leg may be more detrimental to your carpets than you think. Before each cleaning, check both the bag and filter, making sure the bag is not full and the filter is in good condition. If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner such as the Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum or Electrolux Ultraactive Deepclean EL4300B Vacuum, be sure to check the dust cup and empty it. If the bag and filter are in working order, then congratulations! You’re ready to move onto the next step.
Many people believe that a quick glide over the surface is enough for the vacuum to pick up all the crumbs in your life. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. The best way to get the most out of each vacuuming session is to slowly move the machine over the carpeting to create a longer-lasting suction level.
Another common mistake is skipping the corners and crevices. Just because your SEBO Automatic X4 Vacuum Cleaner’s powerhead can’t reach, it doesn't mean you don’t have to clean it. Most cleaners come with vacuum attachments for a reason. Use the crevice tool for tight spots around furniture and along your walls to remove lingering dust bunnies and hairballs.
Clean smarter, not harder. Dust off your furniture, blinds, tables, etc., before vacuuming. That way, you can vacuum the dust that falls on the floor instead of dirtying your floors immediately after vacuuming them. Another good tip is to use a dusting brush on your surfaces. That way, there will be considerably less fallen dust, as it will already be in the vacuum cleaner.
Now that you’re an expert at cleaning your home now, you’ll be cleaning at record pace. Just in case you need more motivation though, vacuuming for one hour burns the amount of calories found in three glasses of wine!