9 Amazing Vacuum Hacks You Will Wish You Knew Sooner
Do you enjoy vacuuming? Or it's something you often dread doing? What if I tell you I have some tips that will make it easier to clean with a vacuum cleaner?
Here is a list of 9 helpful vacuuming hacks that will transform your cleaning routines.
You can never too many tips to make it easier to clean around the house.Is there a funky smell when you vacuum? There are solutions for that! Got hair stuck in the beater bar? You will learn how to clean it.Continue reading to find out how to make vacuuming a breeze.
1. Stinky vacuum? Use Unstopables to make it smell better!
Tutorial and image found at The Krazy Coupon LadyDo you smell something funky while vacuuming? If you have Dawn Unstoppable at home, try vacuuming a small handful of them to make it smell better.Don't need to run out and get the Unstopables if you don't already have it. You can simply substitute it with ground cinnamon.
2. Or use a fabric-softener dryer sheet to get rid of the smell
Tutorial and image found at Apartment TherapyIf you don't have either Unstoppable or cinnamon for the method listed above, then try using a dryer sheet.Place the sheet inside your vacuum bag where it attaches to the vacuum. You can use an used dryer sheet so you don't have to waste a new one. So next time remember to save it when you take it out of the dryer!
3. Place pantyhose over the head of the vacuum hose to pick up small items
Tutorial and image found at InstructablesInstead of spending hours looking for that tiny bead or earring that you drop on the floor, simply follow this tip to save you time.Place pantyhose over the head of the vacuum hose then secure it with a rubber band. Turn on the vacuum and sweep it around the area you dropped your item. Make sure you vacuum under the furniture and carpet as it's hard to see if your item is in those places.
4. Use a toilet paper roll as an extender to vacuum hard-to-reach places
Tutorial and image found at LifehackerIf you're having trouble vacuuming tight spaces with the vacuum hose, you can follow this trick to make it easier. Take an empty toilet paper roll and put it over the head of the hose. You can squeeze the toilet paper roll to make it more narrow and reaching hard-to-reach places such as the window tracks.
5. Or you can use a seam ripper to cut the hair and threads as well
Tutorial and image found at Young Texan MamaUse a seam ripper to cut the hair and threads from the vacuum cleaner. You can also use a pair of scissors to get the job done.
6. Place magnets near the head of the vacuum hose to prevent sucking in metal objects
Tutorial and image found at Acme Tools This tip is super useful if you're cleaning up after a crafting session involving a lot of small metal pieces.Stick some magnets on the head of the hose to prevent metal objects from entering the vacuum.
7. Squeeze bottle
Tutorial and image found at LifehackerUse a condiment squeeze bottle on the vacuum hose to reach hard-to-reach areas.
8. Play dough carpet
Tutorial and image found at Left Brain Craft BrainIf there is some playdough stuck on the carpet, do not use cleaning spray because it can smear the play dough and make the coloring stain the carpet.
9. Crevice tool
Tutorial and image found at I Dream of CleanThis might seem like an obvious one but don't forget to vacuum the edges of the carpet! This task is way easier if you use the crevice tool.