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7 creative ways to use the vacuum cleaner

If you are only using the vacuum cleaner to dust the carpets and rugs of your home, you are surely missing on a lot of the potential that this particular tool has. It has many more uses than this, and it takes a little practice to try them all out. The following guide aims to present a few of these methods and prove to you that a vacuum cleaner is truly a versatile tool you cannot do without. 

Make your room smell nice

As you vacuum, the air that your cleaner expels can be a little dank. It should come as no surprise, considering the machine needs to deal with all sorts of dust, debris, and who knows what else. There are a few tricks that you can use to make the situation better. 

  • Change the bag or clean the canister 
  • Clean the vacuum components with water and baking soda 
  • Place some citrus peels in the bag or canister, or a tumble dryer sheet 
  • Sprinkle baking soda mixed with essential oil on the floor and vacuum over that 

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Are there bread crumbs wedged in the toaster, some food debris in the microwave, fridge or oven? Instead of wasting time with a cloth, try the crevice tool of your vacuum cleaner. Put the machine on a gentle setting and use it to remove the debris from the area. 

Deal with household pests 

If dust mites, bed bugs, fleas and a host of other unwanted pests is giving you trouble, then you need to try resolving the issue with your vacuum cleaner. Just use your vacuum cleaner on the affected area, whether it be the carpet, mattresses or upholstery. Then, make sure to dispose of the bag and clean the canister right away. 

Fix dents in the carpet 

Heavy furniture items tend to leave dents in the carpet. There is an excellent way to reverse this kind of damage. It involves placing ice cubes on the affected area. Once the ice melts, use your vacuum cleaner over the spots. That ought to make the fibres return to normal. 

Refresh your smelly mattress 

Over time, your mattress becomes rather smelly, and it is not just it – cushions and throws are also in the same situation. Thankfully, you can efficiently resolve the problem with a little baking soda and essential oils. Sprinkle a nice mix over the mattress and let it sit for a while. Then, vacuum the area. The idea is that the baking soda will absorb the unpleasant smell and refresh the area. 

Grooming your pet

Now, this may not apply to every pet out there, and it is certainly something to try at your own risk. But, if the vacuum cleaner is quiet enough, i.e. it doesn’t send your pets running to the other room when they hear it, you may try grooming them with it. Some pets may find the experience to be rather interesting and enjoyable. You get to remove a solid amount of pet hair this way, which is good since you don’t have to worry about it later. 

Clean your computer keyboard 

If you are using a computer daily, its keyboard is probably filthy. Dust and food particles are lurking between the keys. One good way to deal with the issue is to use your vacuum cleaner there. Put it on low setting and vacuum up the keyboard. 

As you can see, there are plenty of uses for your vacuum cleaner. It is up to you to try them out and see they work so well. If you’re looking for more unexpected ways to use your vacuum cleaner, have a look at a blog we made on the topic.

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