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Vacuuming is another necessity when cleaning your home or your house will simply not feel or appear clean.
- While you are vacuuming your kitchen, instead of just doing the floor, you can open drawers and vacuum inside of those to get any crumbs that may have accumulated.
- Vacuum inside of your pantry.
- If you keep your garbage bin underneath your sink, make sure you vacuum underneath there as well as lots of crumbs and food particles tend to gather that don't make it into the garbage bin.
- It's always a good idea to vacuum the counter of a bathroom especially if you have a man in the house that shaves his beard. Those little hairs can get annoying and a vacuum gets rid of them nicely.
- If you have a cloth shower curtain, be sure to vacuum this as it accumulates dust
- Vacuum the top and underneath of any bath mats you may have
- If you have an entry door from your house to your garage, vacuum toward the garage door and then finish the job by vacuuming your garage floor. This will keep lots of unwanted dirt/dust out of your house.
- Vacuum your patio door tracks. Crumbs love to hide in here.
- Open closet doors and vacuum in side them, and even empty them out, especially the front hall closet where a lot of dirt can be tracked in on shoes from outside.
- Move all couches, chairs, and other items like coffee tables. You should also try and move your beds every once in a while to vacuum underneath.
- Vacuum underneath couch cushions
- Don't just vacuum the top of your area rugs. Fold the edges over and get the underside and underneath the rug.
- If you have a rug that is on hardwood, laminate, stone, or any floor that requires mopping. Set the rug aside to prepare for mopping.
- If you have a wood burning fire place, it is recommended to vacuum up the ashes every time you vacuum to avoid excess dust in your air.