Michael Owen is the General Manager of Retail at Godfreys and a cleaning and vacuum expert. He shares his tips for getting the most out of your vacuum cleaner.
1 Freshen up your home
Eliminate odours and naturally freshen up your home at the same time by adding a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender, tree tea or lemon, to the filter in your vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, soak a cotton wool ball with essential oil and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. The scent will disperse and freshen the air in your home as you vacuum – no unsightly dispenser or expensive refills needed.
2 Retrieve lost items
Never lose your jewellery or contact lens again with this handy household hack. Secure pantyhose material over the opening of your vacuum with a rubber band. Then, simply run the vacuum over the area where you dropped the item, to carefully retrieve it (and maybe some crumbs from under the couch).
3 Remove carpet furniture dents
If you’re feeling the strain of moving heavy furniture, you’re not alone– your carpet feels it, too. Moving heavy furniture often leaves behind deep indentations that can ruin the appearance of your carpet. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix. Place ice cubes in the carpet dips and let them melt completely. When the carpet is completely dry follow-up by running a vacuum over the area to remove the damage.
4 Give your mattress a deep clean
The secret to a healthy, good night’s sleep may be a clean mattress, yet it is often overlooked when we wash our other bedding. Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum the top and sides of your mattress, pressing firmly as you go. You’ll be surprised how quickly and effectively you can rid your mattress of dead skin, pet hair and food crumbs using your vacuum.
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