How often should you vacuum? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? We’ve compiled a few tips to help you get the most out of this household chore.
- Dust furniture, blinds, and woodwork first, and then vacuum to pick up any dust that falls.
- Never vacuum a rug’s fringe. It can get twisted, tangled, and damaged easily. Instead, lift the edges of the rug up to clean underneath the fringe, and then let the fringe gently fall back naturally.
- Flip the rug over and vacuum the back, which will help loosen embedded soil. Then flip it back over and vacuum the front.
- Don’t rush. Slower movements give the vacuum cleaner more time to remove dirt and debris.
- If your rug is heavily soiled, vacuum one way and then make a quarter turn to vacuum the opposite direction.
- The more full your vacuum cleaner’s bag or drum is, the less suction power it has. Be sure to change the bag or empty the drum when it is 1/2 - 2/3 full.
- Vacuum your rugs at least once a week and more often in high-traffic areas or if you have pets.