Vacuuming is not exactly one of the most interesting things to do, in fact, most of us think it’s boring, time-consuming and we put it off until we can longer ignore it. These 11 best DIY vacuuming hacks will come in handy and they will make cleaning stress-free and less dreadful. Provides you with the best practices to keep your space clean and dirt free.
Vacuum cleaners are a gem. A magical equipment because not only does it clean perfectly but it can be used in other creative ways such as finding long lost earrings. It’s a powerful tool when it comes to keeping your house clean. These DIY vacuuming hacks are a big time saver and super effective. They make cleaning more bearable and fun. Don’t miss our cleaning tips and hacks while you are here.
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1. Use toilet paper rolls to clean tight spots
We all know those annoying corner where the vacuum cleaner can’t reach. One of the most effective DIY vacuuming hacks is attaching a cardboard roller to the vacuum cleaner at the end of the hose and you will be able to reach those tight corners. Super effective as you can shape the end to any shape you want to fit any nook or cranny you want to clean.
This trick works perfectly for places like your car especially for those tight spots between the seats, window sills and binds.
2. Use your vacuum to get rid of furniture dents on the carpets
Worried that the dents caused by the furniture is permanent? Worry no more. I got the best news for you, the dents are reversible. You simply get some ice cubes, place them on the dents. Allow them to melt and after the carpet has soaked up the water vacuum it. Just like that the dent will even out. After this ice cube trick, if the carpet still need a little bit of oomph fluff it with a fork or a comb.
3. Find lost object using your vacuum
Are you always losing small items like earring studs and beads that you can’t seem to find? You will love this vacuuming hack, simply cover your hose with a pantyhose, tights or stockings and start vacuuming. Make sure you secure the pantyhose with a rubber band or with a string to make sure that it’s not sucked in.
If you feel something heavier getting vacuumed up, check it out it might be what you lost. Easy peasy. Not to worry the pantyhose prevents the objects from getting sucked away into the vacuum.
4. DIY vacuuming hacks: smell trick
This hack is perfect for smelly vacuums. Vacuuming up some ground cinnamon will eliminate the smell and will leave your house smelling fresh.
5. Use Lemon, Orange Zest, or Cinnamon
Wondering how to make your house smell fresh and nice after vacuuming this will do the trick for you. Peel some lemons or oranges and put the peel into your vacuum bag or canister. As you clean your vacuum will release the sweet smells of lemon or orange. You can also use cinnamon.
6. DIY vacuuming hacks: Cleaning the blinds
Does cleaning blinds seem difficult and annoying sometimes? Cleaning blinds can be such a pain as they are constantly full of dust. Vacuuming will be the solution for you. You simply get a small brush, attach it to the hose and vacuum the blinds. Since blinds are very fragile, make sure your vacuum is on a lower setting so you don’t break the them.
7. Cleaning and removing odor from your mattress
Do you ever clean your mattress? Sometimes it can get a little bit dirt and it’s always a nice idea to freshen it up and eliminate the moisture and odors. Think of all the sweat, dirt, and dead skin we leave behind on our mattresses with time it can get a bit musty. Sometimes opening the windows wouldn’t do it especially on winter but this trick is perfect and very easy.
Anytime you are vacuuming a stinky place you can add baking soda and your favorite essential oils to remove the odors.
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8. Use Ketchup Squeeze Bottle to Clean the Cracks
This trick is perfect for cleaning the cracks on floor. Great especially if you have wooden flooring. The ketchup squeeze bottle top will help you reach those tiny gaps and cracks. If the top doesn’t fit well on the vacuum tube you can use tape to make sure that it won’t fall off in the middle of cleaning. This hack can also be used to clean in tiny spaces on your computer keyboard.
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9. How to clean a thick shag rug and carpet.
Cleaning a shag rug is not the easiest thing to do we can all agree on that. The long carpet fiber makes it hard because you don’t want to damage your carpet or your vacuum. Make sure when you are vacuuming, you vacuum towards the end of the fridge to avoid the pressure of vacuum sucking in the fringes.
10. Cleaning your vacuum roller brush.
If your vacuum isn’t working effectively as it used to, it may be time to give it a good clean. Overtime strings, hair and other debris get stuck on the vacuum roller brush making it not to function properly. You simply power off your vacuum and lean it back to check if this could be the issue. If there are any threads and hair wrapped around it use a seam ripper to cut off all the things that are stuck in the bush roller. Your vacuum will be ready to start rolling again.
11. Acts as a air freshener as well
I love that the vacuum can double up as an air fresher. Opening windows throughout the year isn’t possible especially during winter. This hack will come in handy as you will be able to freshen up your home in minutes. Just add your favorite essential oils to the vacuum bag or the cylinder. Turn your vacuum into a diffuser. Not only will your house smell fresh and nice but you will also eliminate any other harmful toxins.
I hope that you found these 11 DIY vacuuming hacks super helpful. Cleaning your home especially those hard to reach corners will be easy now.