Things You Can Use to Make Vacuuming More Effective

Vacuum machines come with different accessories that allow cleaning in different areas of the house. The attachments that you use for carpets and rugs cannot be used for hardwood floors. As a result, most people tend to remain confused about which attachment to use and when. This leads to users ignoring them and not being able to effectively perform vacuuming tasks. 

Crevice Tool

A crevice tool is identified by its angled tip and skinny shape. This design allows it to clean the dust and debris located in tight spots such as corners vents or radiators etc. Furthermore, you can easily clean the area between the sofa cushions and more as well. Since moving the furniture is not a feasible option in most cases, a crevice tool helps you clean the areas with ease.

Dusting Brush

A dusting brush features soft and long bristles that are designed to whisk bookcases, windowsills, lampshades, framed art, and blinds, etc. If your vacuum cleaner comes with the option of variable speed, you can use the dusting brush to perform more delicate vacuuming tasks. 

Upholstery Tool

Upholstery Tool is another important attachment amongst vacuuming accessories. It is designed and offered to help clean upholstery. Anything made of leather, vinyl, or cloth material can easily be cleaned using the upholstery tool. This means that you can easily clean the couches, mattresses, and chairs. 

Bare Floor Brush

The bare floor brush as the term suggests is used to clean the bare floor. It is designed to lift even the smallest dust particles. Although a bare floor brush can clean any type of floor but you should always consult the manual if your house features any other type of floor. 

Power or Turbo Brush

Power or turbo brush operates using the same principle as a canister’s motorized brush. However, in terms of size, it is comparatively smaller and is used to clean the stairs as well as for deep-cleaning the car interiors, mattresses and upholstery. 

Pet Groomers

Yes, believe it or not, there are some vacuum attachments that are designed for pet grooming as well. In fact, professional pet groomers use a special type of vacuums and air blowers to groom the pet coats. And since pet animals regularly shed hair, specially designed pet groomers help lift the hair saving both time and effort.

How to use vacuum more efficiently?

Hard Floors

If you have hard floors in your house, we recommend that you vacuum at least once a week and sweep in between. Moreover, you will need to find a vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed to clean hardwood floors.


If your house features carpets and rugs, then you might want to increase the frequency of vacuuming. However, it depends on the intensity of human traffic. If you have a lot of people visiting throughout the week, you will need to perform vacuuming twice or thrice. However, if you have relatively fewer people visiting, then you can do with once a week vacuuming.


When it comes to vacuuming the stairs, things can be a bit difficult. The reason being that you cannot carry a conventional full-size vacuum everywhere since it is heavy. Therefore, we recommend using a canister vacuum that is comparatively compact and lightweight. 

Ceiling and Fans

Although it takes time for ceiling and fans to become covered with dust since it is more likely to settle on the floor but there comes a time when you need to clean them as well. If you reside in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions such as dust storms, you will need to vacuum your ceilings and fans at least once every month. However, if you ignore it, the dust will accumulate and make it harder for your vacuum to remove it. In such a case, you will need to get up there and clean the fans as well as the ceiling with your hands.

Final Word

These attachments are designed to tackle areas that are otherwise difficult to clean. Therefore, whenever you buy a vacuum cleaner, make sure these attachments are in the package allowing you to become more efficient with your cleaning tasks.