Let’s face it: cleaning our homes is a tough business. This is why vacuum cleaners have become a staple in every household- to become our ally in fighting dirt and dust. But did you know that this specific appliance can do so much more? That’s right- this handy device has the potential to do more than just suck up all the grime from your floors. It’s just a matter of finding the right vacuum cleaner for your needs. With that in mind, here are some recommended things you can do with your vacuum cleaner, aside from its intended purpose, of course.
- Use your vacuum cleaner for your travel needs.
Packing is one of your biggest challenges when going on a trip, but here’s one tip that will let you free up space in your luggage. Put your clothes inside a vacuum-sealed storage bag, then suck up all the air using your vacuum cleaner. This way, you’ll be able to fit more of your belongings in your suitcase.
- Inflate your inflatable pool or air mattress using your vacuum cleaner.
Getting one of those air pumps to blow up your inflatable pool or air mattress would just be added cost to your expenses. One thing you can do to save up is to make use of your vacuum cleaner’s “blow” function to inflate your pool or air mattress and voila, you can now have some fun under the sun.
- Clean your window sills and your screens with it.
Let’s admit it: we tend to ignore cleansing our windows because it is one of the areas of our house that requires a lot of energy to tidy up. But little do we know, our windows tend to get pretty dirty, even inviting allergens that may cause diseases for us. If you’re not a fan of tirelessly wiping down every crevice of your windows, you might want to enlist your vacuum cleaner for the job. Simply use your device’s brush tool to clean hard-to-reach areas and rid your home of allergy-causing bacteria.
- Use it to solve your carpet dent dilemma.
Just when you think that it’ll only take a miracle for you to fix those pesky carpet dents, a heaven-sent gift comes in the form of your vacuum cleaner and some ice. Simply put ice over the affected area, wait for it to melt, then vacuum the spot until it returns to its original appearance.
- Use it to find small hidden treasure.
Or just some of your lost items. Save yourself from having to crouch on every corner and turning your sofa upside down just to find your lost earring, button, or pendant by tying some pantyhose over your vacuum cleaner’s hose and sticking it to crevices.
Written by Rhea Silverman
Rhea is a full-time writer and a part-time daydreamer. When she’s not writing travel blogs and articles, she’s off exploring places off the beaten path or she’s curled up on her bed reading a fiction novel or bingeing the Netflix series she’s currently addicted to.