Busting out the vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust and spoils accumulated on your carpet is a fine way to keep the place clean. If you prevent these nasties from accumulating, you can protect yourself against unpleasant odours and bacteria growing on your carpet.
Carpets cover quite a lot of area in your home, and they are impossible to miss. What you may need to pay more attention to with your vacuum cleaner are the nooks and crannies and all of the spots that are out of sight. It is them you must not forget to vacuum since dust and allergens accumulate there as well.
Here is what you should consider in that regard:
- Windowsills – this area next to the windows picks up a lot of dust, and it can accumulate quite a bit over time. It is not just dust you need to worry about there, as all sort of contaminants that end up there from the outside. When you get to vacuum near the windows, be sure to vacuum the sills as well. Put on the brush attachment to avoid scratching the area.
- Blinds – another item within the range of your windows that can use a little vacuuming assistance. Otherwise, you will have the air flow from windows spreading dust all over the place. Use the crevice tool to get most of the debris off. If you are worried that there is still some left, wipe the blinds with a wet cloth.
- Mattress – vacuuming the mattress is an excellent way to get rid of the annoying allergens and pests that lurk in there. Whenever you change your bed linen, make sure to vacuum your bed. You can also deodorise the area by mixing a few drops of essential oil and baking soda, sprinkling the mix on the mattress and vacuuming it after it’s had a chance to absorb the smells.
- Fridge coils – this part of your fridge probably remains concealed at all times, but that doesn’t mean it is safe from dust. Once again, you need to resort to the crevice tool for this job. Luckily for you, there is no need to clean that area all too often – once every few months is enough to keep the appliance running smooth.
- Keyboard – if you like to snack while working on your computer or laptop, you may want to use the vacuum to clean the keyboard. Crumbs, hairs and all sort of other debris end up inside, and vacuuming is a great way to remove all that.
- Ducts and vents – if you wish to have pure air circulation without the dust, you need to vacuum the ducts and vents of your home. A softy brush attachment works nicely for the job.
Now that you know some of the most commonly forgotten areas of your home, you should vacuum them up the next time you are doing the chore. It will significantly contribute to a cleaner house.