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Vacuuming for Health

Outline the room, then fill in a slow, methodical manner.

Vacuuming for Health: An Easy To Follow Guide

Vacuuming is one of the most important things you can do for your health. By removing dust, dead skin cells, pet dander and other allergens, vacuuming makes it possible for you to breathe easier, rest better and even boost your immune system.

Below is a step-by-step guide to vacuuming like a pro. Be sure to watch the video too. I hope you employ these tips the next time you vacuum.

The keys to vacuuming are to develop your own methodical system so no area goes unvacuumed and to use all the tools at your disposal.




Once you have your system down, you’ll notice your vacuuming time dwindle.

Save time and produce a healthier environment by vacuuming like a pro
Save time and produce a healthier environment by vacuuming like a pro.

For instance, when I vacuum a room, I start with the edges of the room first. I’ll take my crevice tool, go around the room–vacuuming all the tight spaces as I go along. That way I won’t have to pull out the same tool later in my process, slowing me down.

One of the most important yet rarely used tools on the vacuum is the crevice tool.
One of the most important yet rarely used tools on the vacuum is the crevice tool.



The crevice tool makes it possible for you to vacuum between the floor and baseboard or wall.

The crevice tool also helps get into those small or tight areas like between your fridge and cabinets or behind your entertainment center.
The crevice tool also helps get into those small or tight areas like between your fridge and cabinets or behind your entertainment center.



Next, I’ll take the brush attachment and use it to vacuum blinds, around windows, baseboards, vent registers and other items whose surface can take gentle abrasion.

Use the brush attachment to vacuum your blinds.
Use the brush attachment to vacuum your blinds.



Use the brush attachment to vacuum vent registers too.
Use the brush attachment to vacuum vent registers too.



Vacuum your base boards with the brush attachment.
Vacuum your base boards with the brush attachment.




From there, I’ll use the upholstery attachment to vacuum things like the sofa and mattresses.

The upholstery attachment is useful for the sofa or soft, pillowy-type surfaces.
The upholstery attachment is useful for the sofa or soft, pillowy-type surfaces.



Vacuuming the sofa and mattress with an upholstery attachment to remove all those dead skin cells left behind really makes a difference in allergy relief.

When you have sheets in the wash, it is a perfect time to vacuum your mattress.
When you have sheets in the wash, it is a perfect time to vacuum your mattress.




Finally, all the attachments are put away and the main brush head of the vacuum is used. Just like I used to as a kid when coloring, I outline first, going around the room and furniture. In order to be even more thorough, you may want to move some furniture if you are able to.

Outline the room, then fill in a slow, methodical manner.
Outline the room, then fill in a slow, methodical manner.




After outlining, in a very systematic manner, I vacuum the rest of the floor being careful to move at a slow pace–about six inches per second. At this pace, the brush head has a chance to hit each fiber several times while suctioning, making for cleaner carpet.

Happy vacuuming!

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