Did you know that your vacuum cleaner can do much more than just suck up dust and dirt? In this article, we will cover some surprising additional cleaning tasks that your trusty Dyson or Hoover can help you get done faster and more efficiently. First up:
Bring freshness to your home.
Your vacuum cleaner is designed to go beyond removing crumbs, dirt, and dust. You can also use it to thoroughly clean your pillows, upholstery, and carpets. All you need is baking soda! Baking soda really is a magical cleaner since it can neutralize both bases and acids, eliminating odors and stains. Simply sprinkle a large quantity of baking soda powder onto your stained upholstery and scrub it with a damp sponge. Then, allow the powder to dissolve the dirt for 1 hour before cleaning it with your vacuum cleaner.
Reduce allergens in your home
Have you ever noticed how quickly dust and pollen accumulate in all the nooks and crannies around the house – like the space between your window panes, sliding door tracks, window sills, and wall corners? This can be quite a concern if you or your family suffer from allergies. However, there is a simple solution – connect your dust brush component to your vacuum cleaner and remove the dust from your door and window screens weekly. Also, you can vacuum your drapes, curtains, or any other area that can easily collect dust. And do not forget to remove dust mites and the dead skin cells they feed on from your mattresses.
Prevent fire hazards
Did you know that lint is a common home fire hazard? This soft fleecy material is basically a collection of fabric fibers that get caught by your dryer vent filters and can build up over time. Luckily, you can use your vacuum cleaner to safely remove the excess lint collected in your appliance. This is the way to do it:
First, unplug your dryer.
Then, turn off the gas line.
Continue with accessing the vent area and also the area under the appliance using the crevice tool.
Lastly, vacuum away all the trapped lint.
Carry out insect control
Some scientists from the Ohio State University discovered that frequent vacuuming eliminates 96% of fleas in a home! Thus, using your crevice tools and hose, you can remove mosquitoes or spiders that tend to live in your home’s ceiling corners. Then, bind a piece of cloth to the crevice tool with a rubber band to scoop up dust and cobwebs.
Recover your small items
When you drop small items such as nails, screws, or jewelry in small spaces at home, it sometimes becomes difficult to recuperate them. For instance, I dropped one of my favorite earrings behind a piece of hard-to-move furniture. Instead of panicking, I simply grabbed my vacuum cleaner, covered the end with an old pantyhose to act as a mesh, and switched it to the lowest possible setting. The suction from the vacuum allowed me to retrieve the earring with minimal effort and without damaging anything. This is how I brilliantly recovered my earring and got ready for my friend’s birthday party!
Prevent dust from spreading
Do you agree that sometimes when you start to clean your home, you spread dust all over the place by moving your things? This is because dust collects quickly on all your belongings, and you should trap them using your vacuum before further cleaning. So, why don’t you try to vacuum your books, lampshades, light fixtures, indoor plant leaves, and blinds to prevent smears and streaks?
Clean your kitchen appliances
You will be amazed to know how your vacuum cleaner can help you in your kitchen! Of course, you can use it to remove dust from your refrigerator’s coils and condensers, enabling the appliance to keep cold temperatures more efficiently. Also, you can use your vacuum crevice tool to remove food crumbs from the spaces between your countertops and appliances to prevent insect infestations. In addition, you can remove bread crumbs that accumulate on toasters and toaster ovens to prevent them from burning after each use. Last but not least, use your vacuum cleaner to remove the ashy residue after running your automatic oven cleaning cycle. By the way, make sure to unplug your appliance before doing so!
So, what do you think about all these surprising tips for using your vacuum cleaner to make your life easier? Have you already tried them? Please share your comments below!