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Vacuuming is an important part of cleaning that ensures your home is tidy and hygienic. Yet, it is perhaps the most dreaded cleaning task. But, it still has to be done. The good news is that you don’t have to stress over this long, boring and cumbersome task any longer. Now, there are ways you can make vacuuming easier for you. Don’t believe it, then, browse below and let the list of the 5 tips to make vacuuming easier amaze you.
Prepare Yourself For The Task
Before you embark on the task of vacuuming, you must first prepare. For some people, music is always the answer. So set the playlist, put on your earphones and you can vacuum for hours and hours without feeling strained. If music is not your way, you can even choose to enjoy your favorite podcast. Just make sure the increased volume to beat the vacuuming sounds doesn’t affect your hearing.
It is also advised to save the vacuuming for last. If you are vacuuming the whole house, you don’t want to begin with it then finish up the cleaning process with wiping or dusting. This is because if you follow this order, your work will end up being redundant.
You want to wipe and dust surfaces, windows, and furniture sweep up non-carpeted areas and then vacuum. Remember, you must work from the top to bottom. This process ensures that the cleaning is thorough and you haven’t left dirt or dust remnants behind.
Plan and Work Through Your Home Space
The first thing you should know is that the ideal vacuum will make your task easier. Think of the material and fabrics of your carpet and area rugs. What vacuum works best with them? For example, a wool carpet should not be vacuumed with certain types of vacuums. Also, consider the ideal attachments that come with the vacuum to make the process easier.
Now that you have a vacuum that is ideal for your household, the next step is to always ensure your vacuum is clean before you begin using it. A clean vacuum ensures that the process is smooth and optimal performance. Additionally, a clean vacuum prevents pieces of dirt and debris from consistently getting sucked up and trapped in the vacuum.
In fact, it feels extremely light to operate when empty. Thus, before you commence with the vacuuming process, always check the vacuum bag to ensure it’s empty. If not, empty its contents outside your home to ensure you don’t have more dirt and dust to clean up.
When you begin to vacuum, tackle the process by working your way out. Start with the innermost room working towards the doors. Then, move towards the hallways, the common rooms and head towards the entrance.
To make the process easier, move aside large furniture such as tables and chairs out of the way first, then begin vacuuming. By doing so, you don’t have to vacuum around them, thus, ensuring that you are thoroughly cleaning. Furthermore, this also reduces the annoyance that comes with vacuuming around the furniture. You don’t have to deal with the upright vacuum cords tripping you or getting stuck on the corners of the furniture.
You should also move smaller objects such as stationaries and hair accessories. You don’t want them to be sucked up as well. And apart from the hassle of sucking these items up. You will have to struggle to pull them out if they are trapped and inhibit the vacuum from working. Or even continue with the nagging thought of the fact that you have to search for them when you are emptying the vacuum bag after you are done vacuuming.
Familiarize Yourself With The Attachments
Attachments come in handy especially in areas where it is difficult for the vacuum itself to access. Think about areas and items such as corners, crevices, staircase areas, windows, drapes and even ceiling with cobwebs.
Thus, having extra vacuum attachments and knowing how to operate them is very useful during the cleanup process. Plus, it’s also a way to sneak in some relaxing after wrestling with the huge vacuum. An attachment for the corners, for example, is compact and easier to handle.
Clean As You Go
Yes, this concept may appear to be even more annoying especially if you are already dealing with the vacuum and the vacuuming process itself. But won’t it be even more annoying and stressful after you go through the painstaking experience and then end up with a house that is no thoroughly cleaned? This is where the “cleaning as you go” practice comes in hand.
Doing so ensures that the vacuum operates effectively and at its full capacity at all times. For example, long hairs or pet fur tend to get easily trapped on the vacuum brush. Thus, you should pause from time to time to ensure this is not happenings. And if it is, always pause to remove them. Pull out the hair and if it is too stuck, try to cut out the hair without cutting off the brush hairs.
Pay Attention To Traffic Prone Areas
As mentioned above, you will be happier after an effective and thoroughly clean. Thus, to ensure this, you must pay extra attention to areas that are traffic prone. This is because these areas are most likely to have more dirt than other areas of your house. Traffic prone areas are areas in your house that you and other household members or guests frequently walk over.
These areas include your front door entrance area. When you are cleaning this area employ more tricks to ensure that they are thoroughly cleaned. First, approach the cleaning from several angles. Then repeat the cleaning process over the same space at least twice to ensure thoroughness.
Additionally, to also minimize the dirt build-up so your vacuuming process is easier, you can also manipulate the space. For example, you can set aside a special area or a shoe rack nearby the front door area where you, family members and your guests can set your shoes before entering the interior of the home.