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9 Surprising Uses of Your Vacuum Cleaner

9 Surprising Uses of Your Vacuum Cleaner
Check out these nine amazing things you can do with your vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning your carpet is just one of the many things you can do with your vacuum cleaner. You might not see it at first, but this home appliance that uses suction offers multiple functions in keeping your home clean and organised. When buying home appliances in Singapore, this handy appliance is something that you cannot miss having for your HDB or BTO flat. Besides the obvious making your home cleaning easier, a vacuum cleaner can do more unexpected things for your home.

From small robot vacuum cleaners to bigger ones with hose and canisters, here are nine things that you can do with your multi-functional vacuum cleaner.

Capture pet hair with your vacuum cleaner

Capture pet hair with your vacuum cleaner

Taking care of your pet can be a little messy, especially when you don't have the right items to clean your home after playing with your lovely best friend. The pet hair left on your rug or sofa causes allergies and overall inconvenience to your household. A vacuum cleaner comes in handy in this kind of situation.

Use your vacuum cleaner to capture excess pet hair from rugs, carpets, or hard to reach areas of your home. You can also use your vacuum to remove pet hair from your sofa without damaging it. Before tossing your beddings into the washer, use your vacuum first to remove pert hair and avoid clogging your washer's pumps.

Get rid of fleas and insects with regular vacuum cleaning

Get rid of fleas and insects with regular vacuum cleaning

Your carpet fibres, sofa, and beddings are some of the overlooked breeding grounds of insects and fleas. When left unattended, insects can stay in those areas for months. These small insects, plus all the contaminants in your home, cause allergies and harm your respiratory system. When you vacuum your home regularly, you take away the dirty breeding ground of insects in your home. You also get rid of fleas and moths that stay in undisturbed areas when you use your vacuum cleaner. For your mattress, the vacuum cleaner can prevent the accumulation of dust mites that cause allergies and discomfort. Get rid of the harmful chemicals you use to get rid of the insects in your home, and start cleaning your space using a vacuum cleaner.

Use your vacuum cleaner to freshen up your upholstered sofa

Use your vacuum cleaner to freshen up your upholstered sofa

Aside from cleaning surfaces, your vacuum cleaner can also help you freshen up your non-detachable upholstered sofa and throw pillows. To get rid of stains and odours, you just need your vacuum and a little bit of baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda to the surfaces of your upholstered sofa and let it sit for approximately an hour. Afterwards, use your vacuum to remove the baking soda. This will expel odours and help prevent the darkening of your fabric. 

Note: Before cleaning your sofa with baking soda, conduct a spot test to ensure that you don't damage the upholstery.

Inflate air mattress or beddings using your vacuum cleaner

Is your air pump broken, and do you need to inflate your air mattress? Your vacuum cleaner comes to the rescue. Use a nozzle that connects to the vacuum cleaner and the valve of the mattress. Using this nozzle and reverse suction, the vacuum cleaner will blow the air to inflate the mattress. If you have an unexpected guest coming for a night's stay, you don't need to worry about not having your air mattress prepared in advance as long as you have a handy vacuum cleaner. Be careful not to overheat your vacuum cleaner when inflating the mattress.

Fix carpet indentations 

Fix carpet indentations

When you rearrange your furniture, you notice unpleasant dents on your carpet from heavy furniture like your sofa. To fluff or restore the visually distracting dents, use ice to cover the hollowed areas to condition the carpet or rug's fibres. Afterwards, use your vacuum to dry and restore the carpet to its original form.

Deodorise your carpet and toys

Deodorise your carpet and toys

As dust accumulates on your carpet, sofa, and even plush toys, they begin to smell old, dusty, and mouldy. When often exposed to moisture or spills, the carpet becomes stench and uncomfortable to use. To get rid of the unpleasant odour and make your carpets and toys look fresher, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the surfaces and let it sit for at least one to two hours, depending on the thickness of the item. Use your vacuum cleaners to freshen up the surface afterwards. You will notice a significant improvement in your rug and toys' smell and appearance when you do this. Before putting baking soda on your carpet or toys, especially the coloured items, make sure to conduct a spot cleaning.

Catch kitchen and dining room crumbs

Catch kitchen and dining room crumbs

Food crumbs are hard to handle, specifically when they sit on corners and hard to reach areas. Using your vacuum cleaner, you can easily get rid of food crumbs and clean your kitchen and dining area. Using a handheld vacuum cleaner, you can clean your kitchen cabinets when doing a major kitchen decluttering. 

Clean your major kitchen appliances

Clean your major kitchen appliances

Cleaning the outside of your refrigerator might be trickier than cleaning its interior. Dust can build up on the wires, lint, and condenser coils at the back of the refrigerator. If not removed, the dust can damage or shut down the refrigerator due to overheating. To prevent this from happening, use your vacuum cleaner to remove the dust, especially the hard to reach areas. Always keep your fridge clean to maintain its shape and preserve its function. You can do the same for the back of your major kitchen appliances that are hard to reach and lift.

Get your kids involved in cleaning with a robotic vacuum cleaner

Get your kids involved in cleaning with a robotic vacuum cleaner

Using an innovative robotic vacuum cleaner, you can train your kids to get involved in cleaning and organising your home while having fun. A robotic vacuum cleaner is safe and easy to use because of its automatic features and lightweight design. 

You can do so much with your versatile vacuum cleaner. From dusting, cleaning, deodorising, or fixing items, a vacuum cleaner can help. If a corner or area in your home is hard to dust, try using your vacuum cleaner. This handy appliance can make most of your home cleaning activities a breeze.

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