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Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

Clean a vacuum with a vacuum- The typical way to clean the filter of a bagless vacuum is to tap it against the inside of a trash can until most of the dust falls off. But that raises a cloud of dust and doesn't get the filter completely clean. For faster, neater, more effective filter cleaning, use your shop vacuum. Clean pre filter screens and post-filters the same way. Just remember to be gentle with the shop vacuum's nozzle. Some filters have a coating that you can scrape off if you...

Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

With their beater brushes and exhaust, vacuums whip up a dust storm. Later, all that dust settles on the surfaces you just cleaned. But you can use your forced-air heating/cooling system to filter the air while you clean. Just switch the thermostat to "fan" or "fan on." The dust reduction you get depends on your furnace filter. Standard fiberglass filters catch only the largest particles, while a pleated filter with an electrostatic charge will catch almost all the visible dust. Don't…

Clever Cleaning Tips

House cleaning isn't exactly fun, but it doesn't have to be drudgery either. Here is a great collection of clever tips and hints that will make cleaning your house easier and more efficient using common items you already have on hand.

10 Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

Extend your vacuum hose A PVC pipe connected to a vacuum hose lets you reach up to high spots or into narrow crannies, so you can suck up those cobwebs around skylights or exterminate dust bunnies behind radiators. A 10-ft. piece of PVC pipe is inexpensive. In the plumbing aisle, you'll also find PVC and rubber "reducer" couplings that let you connect your vacuum hose to a different-size pipe.

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Clever Cleaning Tips

House cleaning isn't exactly fun, but it doesn't have to be drudgery either. Here is a great collection of clever tips and hints that will make cleaning your house easier and more efficient using common items you already have on hand.

10 Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

Upholstery absorbs lots of dust—and then sends it airborne every time you sit down. Routine vacuuming reduces the problem, but can't suck out the deep-down dust. So take cushions outside a couple times each year, preferably on a windy day, and spank the dust out of them. An old tennis racket makes a great upholstery beater (and improves your swing). Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/cleaning/cleaning-tips-for-your-whole-house/view-all#ixzz3Lw9Un6fb