When you get right down to it, vacuuming your home really doesn’t look all that complex – and honestly, there are a lot more chores that demand significantly higher chunks of brainpower then pushing a vacuum cleaner back and forth until your carpets or floors are clean up dirt, dust, and debris.
At the same time, especially if you want a legitimate deep clean and not just a surface clean that looks great but hides a pretty nasty mess, there are some tips and tricks you’re going to want to take advantage of the next time that you start vacuuming.
We’ve included the most important ones below!
Clean The Bag And The Filter With Every Room
Even though vacuuming a single room likely won’t fill up your dust bag or dust container or start to choke out your vacuum cleaner filter, if you want to guarantee that each carpet is cleaned up to the maximum abilities of your vacuum cleaner you’ll need to give it as fresh a start as you can – and that means dumping out the bag and cleaning up the filter with every new room you vacuum in your home.
Sure, this is going to take a little bit of extra time compared to just running your vacuum until it’s completely full for the filter is 100% clogged. But this kind of approach is going to make sure that your vacuum is always operating at its highest level of efficiency, and that gives it every opportunity to pull off even the most microscopic bits of dust, dirt, debris, and dander.
Deep Clean Your Carpets And Floors Every Three Months
There’s definitely something to be said about making the smart investment in a steam cleaner vacuum today, especially if you have a tremendous amount of carpet space or heavily trafficked areas in your home that you want to make sure our truly clean and not just neat.
But if you don’t decide to splurge on that kind of (admittedly expensive) purchase, you will want to consider renting out a steam cleaner every three months or so and vacuuming your home with it from top to bottom before going over those same spaces with your traditional vacuum to make sure that nothing was left over.
The high temperature steam is always going to lift and release a lot more caked on dirt and debris than even the most powerful traditional vacuum ever could. This is really going to transform your space from a visual standpoint (your carpets and your natural floors will all look better than brand-new after a deep steam clean), but your entire space is also going to smell a lot fresher and feel a lot fresher, too!
It is important to go over that steam cleaned area with a traditional vacuum after everything has had an opportunity to kind of settle down (maybe an hour or so after everything has been steam cleaned). This collects everything that the steam cleaner missed out, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a truly super clean space for the next three months until you rinse and repeat the process all over again!