What if vacuuming your home could be easier? What if you could use your vacuum in ways you hadn’t thought of?
Whether it’s getting into tight spaces or getting rid of dents in carpet, you can use your vacuum to do more around your home. Let’s look at some vacuuming hacks.
Use a Cardboard Tube to Reach Tight Spaces
No one wants to move heavy furniture to vacuum behind or under it. Thankfully, you don’t have to.
Take a cardboard tube and attach to the end of your vacuum hose with some tape. Squish the other end to flatten it out.
This will allow you to get in tighter spaces than your vacuum’s attachments. You can use a toilet paper, paper towel, or even a gift wrap tube.
Place Pantyhose or Tights Over the Nozzle to Find Lost Jewelry
Did you drop an earring in your high-pile carpet? Place pantyhose over the nozzle of your vacuum and vacuum the area. The vacuum will pick up the jewelry without sucking it into the canister. You can use this tip with any small items. Beads, screws, etc.
Add a Dryer Sheet to the Cylinder
Vacuuming your home doesn’t always smell good. The dust and dog hair heating up in the vacuum can smell horrible. One way to combat this smell is to place a dryer sheet in the canister of your vacuum. This way, the dryer sheet heats up and helps mask the odors.
Remove Odors from Furniture and Carpets
Speaking of odors, you can remove odors from furniture and carpets by sprinkling them with baking soda (or Downy Unstopables) and allowing it to set for around 15 minutes.
The baking soda will absorb the odors. Once you vacuum, you’ll notice that everything smells fresher. You can even buy scented baking soda if you want your carpets and furniture to smell really good.
Use a Seam Ripper to Clean the Vacuum Brushroll
You need to clean the hair and string that gets wrapped around your vacuum brush roller so it performs at its best, but it can be a real pain to get rid of it.
Use the Brush Attachment to Dust your Blinds
Blinds tend to collect tons of dust. Use your brush attachment for your vacuum cleaner to run over your blinds and easily vacuum up all the built up dust.
Get Rid of Dents in Carpet
Last, but not least, you can use your vacuum to remove dents in your carpet. This vacuuming hack is great if you’re moving furniture around in your home.
Once you move your furniture, you may notice that there are deep dents in the carpet. Place an ice cube on the dent and allow to melt. The carpet fibers will soak up the water and enlarge. You can then use your vacuum hose attachment to pull the fibers into place.
These vacuuming hacks are simple to use, but can make cleaning your home easier and more enjoyable.