When it comes to vacuuming, you need to understand that it is an essential task you have to address regularly. And it is not just the obvious areas you have to vacuum, but also a good number of nooks and crannies. Dust settles everywhere, and it is in your best interest to address it, instead of letting it accumulate over time. Worry not, since your vacuum is versatile enough to do the job, as long as you remember actually to pay attention to some of these areas.
So put the attachments to good use and prepare to vacuum these areas of your home:
- Windowsills – maybe you often clean the windows of your home, but how often do you remember actually to clean the windowsills as well? Thankfully, running the soft brush attachment over the area is all you need to do to address this task. It is simple and effective.
- Shades and blinds – a vacuum cleaner is a handy tool against the dust on window coverings. It doesn’t discriminate – it can refresh insulating blinds, as well as honeycombs with ease.
- Foam pillows – since these don’t go in the washing machine, you need to find alternative ways of cleaning them. Using your vacuum is one such tool you can use for the job. Put a low suction setting, and go over each side of the pillow. Doing so will remove trapped dust and refresh the item.
- Mattress – you know that flipping your mattress at least once a year is a good idea. It evens the wear and gives you an excellent opportunity to do some cleaning of the item. Plug in the upholstery attachment and work the vacuum cleaner on the sides, top and box spring. You will find it can easily address the trapped dust within the quilted crevices.
- The coils of the fridge – the fridge coils accumulate a ton of dust over time, especially when you consider the fact they are concealed behind the appliance. It is a good idea to unplug the fridge, pull it out of hiding and run the vacuum cleaner there with the crevice attachment on. It will improve the work of the appliance and remove a ton of dust.
- Drawers – cleaning out drawers and cabinets with your vacuum cleaner is possible, despite the alarming presence of sleeves and socks there. All you have to do is stretch a stocking over the nozzle of the vacuum hose. That way you will do the vacuuming without running the risk of sucking up anything, apart from dust.
- AC vents and ducts – if you allow these air circulation units to blow dust around the house, you will have the quality of air inside your home suffer. Use a soft brush attachment to clean up the mess in there and prevent dust from infiltrating other areas of your home.
- Dryer lint chamber – cleaning out lint after every load of the dryer is fine, though you will still have some of it remain there. The machine will work less efficiently if you don’t remove the trapped lint. That is exactly what you can use a vacuum cleaner for.
- Keyboard peripherals – a vacuum cleaner makes for the perfect tool to use for removing stuck crumbs and dust within your keyboard. Another item you can clean with your vacuum cleaner is speakers. A soft brush works well to pick up the dust on speakers, keeping not just sound pristine, but also the look.
Now that you know what areas of your home you should not forget to vacuum, you can take much better care of the dust.