Barefoot by the Sea: Tidy up!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tidy up!


This is a guest post by Catherine, from Little Woods, some tips for simple and easy ways to choose your right vacuum cleaner and keep your floors clean and spotless!

Your Guide To Vacuuming 

Vacuuming may not be the highlight of your day, but having the right vacuum cleaner can make the job a lot easier.

The top-of-the-range vacuums boast some impressive technology that enables fast and efficient cleaning. Stubborn pet hair, mud and dust can build up quickly in a household and you need a vacuum that can cope with these varied demands to leave your floors looking spotless.

Choosing the right type of vacuum can be a tricky and daunting decision and there are many things that you should consider.

Picking your Vacuum

Firstly, you should identify what type of floor you will be cleaning. Typically, upright vacuum cleaners are better for carpeted floors as they have brushes that can get into the carpet and pick up debris with ease.

If you have hard floors, then a cylinder vacuum cleaner is the better choice. They are generally smaller and easier to move and, on top of this, they allow you to get into smaller, harder-to-reach areas.

If you live somewhere with both carpeted floor and hard floors, then you can find handy vacuum cleaners that adapt to different surfaces and have additional attachments to help.

The Art of Vacuuming

Once you have selected the perfect hoover for your home, the next thing you need to do is use it. Vacuuming may be viewed as an easy task but there is an art to it.

The first thing you should do is ensure you can access all the necessary areas of the home. Move furniture away from walls and consider taking rugs and mats off of the floor to vacuum beneath them. If your vacuum has attachments, use these to get underneath furniture or to clean upholstery and furnishings.

Of course, you should also make sure you are dressed appropriately for the task at hand. This may seem an absurd notion, but it is surprising how many people try and push their vacuum around the house in a pair of high heels. Not only could this damage the shoes and hurt your feet, but it is a potential health risk as you could trip over the lead, resulting in rather embarrassing injuries.

So, save your trendy Gio Goi clothing for when it is needed, and do the housework in something more practical. Then, once your home is clean, you can tidy you appearance and strut your stuff in the great outdoors.

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