Keep allergens out of your homeiStock/sUs_angel
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.
Whisk away hard-to-reach crumbs (like the ones that get wedged under the grates in your stove and toaster, or into the shelves on your refrigerator door) by using your vacuum’s crevice tool. Once the dirty work is done, clean as usual with stove cleaner or disinfectant.
Ice out carpet dentsiStock/helenecanada
Rearranging the furniture doesn’t have to mean unsightly carpet dents. Place ice cubes on those pesky reminders of the past and wait for them to melt. The water will encourage the carpet fibers to return to their original shapes. Vacuum over the wet spots to bring them back to their upright positions.