Is your home as clean as you want it to be? Well, luckily we have put together all the latest tips and tricks that help make the dreaded task of vacuuming your home much simpler. All of the tricks we are about to talk you through will help save you valuable time when your next cleaning your home resulting in you having more time to spend on the things that really matter to you like spending quality time with the family.
Prevent the build-up of dirt
The first tip for achieving a cleaner home is to reduce the build-up of dirt in the first place. Simpler said than done, one great way to do this is to only eat in one room in your home. Many of us like to take our food to all corners of the home and by doing this you are allowing food crumbs to spread to places that you wouldn’t even imagine. Another great way to help reduce the build-up of dirt is by keeping your beloved pet in its bed at night. Although your unconditional love for this pet may result in you giving it the freedom of the house at night this causes dirt and fur to spread everywhere.
Create a schedule
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a chore that only occurs when the home is noticeably dirty. Creating a schedule will help you maintain a clean home. Experts say you should clean your carpets at least once a week but it’s important that you can create a schedule you can stick to. Did you know that humans shed over one million skin cells per hour and overtime these skin cells build up in rugs and carpets within your home creating the perfect environment for dangerous microorganisms? Creating a regular vacuuming schedule will help to reduce the build-up of skin cells resulting in your home being a much cleaner place for you and your family to live.
The Right Tools For The Right Job
Modern vacumes come with an extensive range of attachments suitable for many surfaces within your home. These attachments are there to make your life a lot easier. Make sure that you go find the box that your vacuum came in and try using all of the attachments provided. Next time you are vacuuming your home make sure you use these attachments on the different surfaces and see how much time and effort it has saved you. If you are unsure what attachments are best for different surfaces make sure you take a quick read of the user manual.
Clear Furniture Out The Way
Every other time you are vacuuming your home takes the time to move some of the larger pieces of furniture within your home and clean those difficult to reach areas. Reaching these areas will allow you to eliminate all forms of dirt and dust that have built up, this will help you keep your home cleaner. Cleaning these difficult to reach areas from time to time will leave your home a lot cleaner for your entire family to enjoy.
A great tip for alleviating a bad sent from your carpet is by using baking soda. If you sprinkle a light coat of baking soda over the carpet and leave it to sit for 15 minutes it will help work its way deep into the fibres of the carpet. When you come along and vacuum the baking soda up after the 15 minute period you will be cleaning the deepest fibres within your carpet leaving you with a fresh carpet sent. This will help you to clean the vacuum bristles and tank as well.
Start In The Far Corner
This tip is perfect for those who may find that they have got vacuumed themselves into a corner of the room. If you start in the corner of the room furthest from the exit you will find that you’re not walking over the carpet you have just cleaned. It can be very frustrating spending time to achieve the perfect clean carpet and then having to walk over it but by starting at the far corner and working towards the door you should never have to deal with this issue again.
Take Your Time and do it right
Vacuuming your home is not the most enjoyable tasks to be completed in your spare time but its important that you take your time and do it right. When vacuuming your home don’t rush it, take your time to make sure that you have reached every corner of the room you are cleaning. There is nothing worse than finishing vacuuming and finding a spot you have missed because you rushed a room. If you take your time in the first place to do the job properly you will save time in the long run because there will need to get the vacuum back out to clean those missed spots
Chose The Right setting
As you now know there are so many tips and tricks out there that make your life easier when cleaning your home. One of the most simple yet effective tips is to make sure that you are using the right setting on the vacuum for the correct purpose. When cleaning thick carpets that have very deep fibres its important that you use a setting which allows you to remove any dirt and dust that has built up the carpet. If you are cleaning a hard surface you can use a slightly less powerful setting to reduce the amount of power that is going to waste.
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