Make your home smell amazing
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Saturate a cotton ball with your favorite essential oil or perfume and drop it into your vacuum cleaner bag. As you vacuum, the scent will gently release and freshen up the air. These are the best fragrances for every room in your home.
Get rid of fleas
Ditch the harsh chemicals—one study found that using your vacuum cleaner to kill fleas is just as effective. For the experiment, researchers planted 100 adult cat fleas (the most common type of flea found on pets, such as cats and dogs) into a tightly woven, kitchen-type carpet. Vacuuming the carpet killed an average 96 percent of the fleas. Tests on fleas in the larvae and pupae stages were 100 percent successful. Here’s how to make a natural flea collar for your pet.
Keep allergens out of your home
Once open-window season hits, your windowsills and screen doors become hot spots for pollen and dust. Use your vacuum cleaner’s brush tool to clear the windowsill and door track before these allergens blow into your home. The same tool can be used in a back-and-forth motion over window screens. Repeat on a weekly basis.