There are many ways your vacuum can help you around the house, finding lost items and refreshing every inch of your home. Get the most from your investment and make your vacuum your new best friend with these handy vacuum hacks.
Swan’s Handy Vacuum Hacks:
Find your lost items
Anyone who wears jewellery knows the horror of dropping a fiddly stud or earring back. A charm falling off your necklace or bracelet, or a ring slipping off your finger, never to be seen again. Rather than having to get on all fours and scanning every inch of your floor, try out this handy vacuum hack!
Find an old pair of tights and stretch them over the end of your vacuum hose and secure them with a rubber band. Then all you need to do is carefully retrace your steps whilst vacuuming over the floors. The vacuum will suck up the missing piece of jewellery, but the tights will stop it from going into the cylinder. So, you can simply turn off the vacuum and let it fall into your hand. This works for any little lost item, whether you’ve just dropped it down the back of the couch and can’t quite reach it, or it’s buried somewhere in your shaggy rug. Who knows what you could find!
Freshen up mattresses and couches
Your mattress and couch cushions can get a little smelly from time to time. It’s no surprise considering we sit and sleep (and sweat) on them every day, alongside the odd spillage here and there. We can’t exactly throw our mattress and couch in the washing machine, can we? So to freshen yours up in no time, sprinkle some baking soda and a few drops of essential oil over them. Leave for around 30 minutes so it soaks up all the odours, and then vacuum it all up. This works on carpets and rugs too, and is a much cheaper alternative than your dedicated carpet freshening powders!
Remove furniture indentations
We all know the problem of wanting to re-arrange furniture e only to realise once it’s moved it has left an ugly indentation in your thick pile carpet. Erase these annoying memories of past furniture in no time with this handy vacuum hack. Simply place ice cubes over the dent and wait for them to melt. The water will encourage the fibres of the carpet to swell, so when you vacuum over the space it’ll return to its original shape.
Remove crumbs from your keyboard
Place the top of a squeezy condiment bottle over the top of your vacuum tube to remove even the tiniest crumbs from between your keyboard keys. This also works great for other tight spaces. Try it on sliding door tracks, between the buttons on your remotes, or little nooks and crannies in electronic devices.
Deflating your inflatables
Why is it that inflatables like air mattresses, pool toys, armbands and rubber rings all fit perfectly into their packaging when you get them, but trying to get them back in is near impossible? Well don’t fear anymore, your vacuum is here to the rescue! Use your vacuum hose to get rid of any excess air out of your inflatables. That way, you can store them away compactly ready for next time.
Valet your car
Give your car a professional-style valet effortlessly with our cordless 3-in-1 vacuums. Convert your stick vacuum into a handheld in seconds and take it out to your car without being tied down by cords. This lightweight, handheld vacuum will be able to clean even the tiniest of spaces in your car, removing dirt, dust, pet hairs and any other crumbs in minutes. You can even attach the crevice and brush tools to the end of the tube to clean upholstery and tight spaces. Your car will be good as new in no time at all!
So, there you go, make the most out of your vacuum with our clever vacuum hacks. Dare we say you might even enjoy cracking out the old vacuum after this? Do you have any clever cleaning hacks of your own? If so, share them with us on social media tagging @swanbranduk!
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