Yes, There’s a Right Way to Vacuum—Here’s How

Michael Rubino

June 5

Vacuums can be phenomenal tools to help improve your indoor air quality and environment. Choosing the right machine and using it properly is essential to not only save you time and effort, but also ensure you're actually removing particles from your environment.

Vacuuming is a chore we love to hate. But if you're putting in the work, make sure you're doing it properly.

Vacuuming: Love it or hate it, it’s something we all have to do. Whether you’re just learning how to clean or you’re a seasoned pro with a tried-and-true cleaning schedule, vacuuming is one of the most important tasks you do to keep your house clean. In fact, vacuuming is so good at removing dirt and dust that you really should be pulling your vacuum cleaner out more often, using it to clean your blinds, your baseboards and all the other places you’re not vacuuming but should be.

So, yes, vacuuming is essential. But are you vacuuming the right way? We’ve all seen commercials and television shows where someone moves the vacuum back and forth in random, short strokes. We asked pro cleaners: Is this correct, or is it one of the cleaning mistakes that are making your home dirtier?

You may be surprised by their answers. We’ve got the scoop below. But first, let’s find out why vacuuming is so important.

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