Whether you live in a small flat or have a larger home, there are ways to make looking after it easier. From maintaining your vacuum cleaner with minimal effort to planning a housework schedule, we’ve got some great cleaning hacks…
Tidy home, tidy mind
Get everything up and off the floor to start with! However manoeuvrable your vacuum cleaner is, it can be tricky to clean around shoes and clothes that are strewn across the floor. If you’re in a rush, chuck everything from the floor or other surfaces into a laundry basket while you vacuum. Once you’ve finished, you can take things out of the basket and put them back – in the right place!
If you’re cleaning your whole home, it’s important to work from the top down. There’s no point vacuuming your floors if you’re then going to wipe a load of dust and debris from higher up surfaces back onto the floor. Start off by getting rid of any high up cobwebs with a feather duster – our cordless upright AirRam has an optional duster attachment that handily clips to your vacuum so it’s always ready to go.
You can quickly dust the corners of rooms, along picture frames and across any surfaces above floor level. Then, use your vacuum to pick up all the dust, along with added hair and debris from carpets and hard floors.
Step up a level
Vacuuming the stairs is often one of the most daunting parts of cleaning your home, whether it’s lugging a heavy, traditional vacuum around, worrying about trailing cables or changing plug sockets. Our cordless AirRam is lightweight at just 3.2kg and has been designed with ease of use in mind. You can use it in its upright mode to clean your stairs, or use the tools from your AirRam Accessory Kit . The speed clean handle converts the AirRam into a 2.6kg cordless handheld vacuum cleaner, making it ideal for stairs and upholstery.
Stick to a schedule
It’s easier to stick to anything if you know when you’re doing what! Make yourself a cleaning schedule and you’re more likely to commit to it than just saying you’ll clean ‘at some point soon’! You can even set yourself a different part of your home to clean each time – Mondays can be for your living room, Wednesdays for the bathroom and so on. This way, each room will be kept manageably clean and your home in general will be at a pretty consistent level. Little and often is the way to go…
Clean the filter
We all know how quickly time can go by and, before you know it, 6 weeks has passed since you last cleaned the filter in your vacuum. Why not set a specific day or date in the month to look after the filter? Remove it from your vacuum and tap it against your bin to remove any excess dirt.
Pop it in some hot, soapy water and give it a good clean. You can clean your cylinder bin at the same time – just make sure everything has completely dried before you put anything back in your vacuum. This normally takes around 24 hours.
Maintain the brush bar
If you suddenly notice your vacuum doesn't seem to be picking up like it used to, it might be because the brush bar has become jammed with hair and string. Simply switch off your vacuum and remove the battery. Turn it upside down and cut through the blockages with a pair of scissors or box cutter. You'll be back up and running in seconds…
Empty the bin/ Change the bag
Whether you’ve got a bagged or bagless vacuum, you need to make sure you’re helping it run at its optimum performance level. That means throwing the bag away when it’s full and replacing it with a new one, or emptying the bin when it’s reached its capacity. If you don’t do this, your vacuum’s pick up performance may decline.
These are just a few ways to make your cleaning routine easier and we’re sure you’ll find your own cleaning hacks along the way! Just make sure you look after your vacuum cleaner and it’ll do the hard work for you…