Head for the Edge
Vacuum the edges of the room first using the crevice tool on your machine. The drafts and airflow
so failing to vacuum these spots allows muck to gather there.
If you have carpet, gathered dust can, in time, become hard to remove and even discolor the carpet.
Avoid Going Just One Direction
Simply running the vacuum cleaner up and down a carpet or rug, repeating the same direction,
Pay Attention to Pets
Hair from dogs and cats can quickly cover a carpet or roll into tumbleweed-style clumps at the
can also cause allergies.
If you have pets, remember to vacuum the floor, but also any sofas or chairs they curl up on.
Factor in Different Surfaces
Many homes have a combination of hard flooring, rugs and carpet, so be mindful of these
Freshen Up Underfoot
Make your own “green” carpet freshener. Try a simple recipe of two cups of baking soda and
Zipping around at high speed with your vacuum cleaner may leave track marks
dirt and dust, getting your rugs and carpets much cleaner.
Slow vacuuming allows the brush to really move and agitate the pile in the carpet
Your vacuum cleaner’s suction will be compromised if the canister or bag is full, so be sure to
efficiently and reduces the risk of fluff being leaked back into the atmosphere.
Clean the filter frequently too, to cut down on odors and prevent dust being recycled.