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9 Alternative Uses for Your Vacuum

Is your vacuum collecting dust in some out of the way closet? Probably not, but does your vacuum live in a closet and only sees the light of day twice a month, for a very short time when you tell your kids to do their chores? Out of sight, out of mind, right? This is pretty common.

But, what if we told you there are so many other ingenious uses for your vacuum? We’ve come up with nine other ways to utilize one of the most underworked tools in your house cleaning arsenal.

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Let’s roll up our sleeves and get started!

Even an Old Vacuum Can Learn New Tricks

  • Ceiling fans Why are ceiling fans so hard to clean? I’m sure you’ve seen the pillowcase trick on pinterest, but have you ever thought about using the hose attachment and various cleaning heads on your vacuum?
  • Vents – Heating and air vents are just as bad as ceiling fans when it comes to collecting dust. Clear the air with your attachment hose and the whole family will be breathing easier.
  • Computer keyboards – Our computer keyboards are usually in need of a good disinfecting, but every now and then, we need to clean out the dust and crumbs from one too many working lunches. Your vacuum can totally help you on this one.
  • Household plants – Indoor plants need you to water them, give them enough sunlight, and say nice things to them. And, every once in a while, they need their big, beautiful leaves dusted with a vacuum.
  • Banisters – Dust likes to hide in the small spaces between the stair rails where you walk past it everyday and say to yourself, “I really need to dust this… tomorrow.” Don’t wait for tomorrow. Get that vacuum out and be done with the dust.
  • Crown molding – Are cobwebs in the corners of your rarely used dining room taking over your life? Zap those webs and take back your dining room with the help of your trusty vacuum.
  • Baseboards – Are your hardworking baseboards looking a little neglected? Run the brush attachment over them and watch them sparkle. It’s amazing what a difference clean baseboards make on the appearance of an entire room. Don’t take my word for it, try it out.
  • Window sills and casings – Just like your baseboards and banisters, dust collects here as well but, you’re well equipped to take care of this, now.
  • Mattresses – It’s true. You can clean a mattress with a vacuum and it’s not as hard as it sounds. A little deodorizing powder and your trusty vacuum attachments and you are good-to-go!

Keep it Clean

I’m sure, by now, I’ve inspired you to clean your entire house from top to bottom, or at least I’ve managed to convince you I’m totally fanatic about vacuums… Maybe both.

But, on the off chance you are still hesitant to pull out that old/cheap vacuum of yours, give us a call or visit our website. We are always happy to help you pick out a brand new vacuum, and one that will last for years to come.

For the love of vacuums!

Jones Sew & Vac Team

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