Many don’t think about cleaning out the vacuum cleaner, without spreading out a lot of dust all over the house. Whether you have a canister, or you have a vacuum bag, it is important to take the time to clean it out properly. The first tip is for those who have a vacuum bag. When removing the bag you will want to make sure that you don’t spread a lot of dust all over the place.
Start by going outside to empty the vacuum cleaner. Many people don’t do this but I have found it really helps to keep the dust from getting spread all around the room. You can simply go in your yard or out on the front porch or patio. You will want to have a plastic bag handy and remove the vacuum bag. Place the vacuum bag into the plastic bag and dispose of immediately. Once you remove the vacuum bag you will want to clean out the vacuum. You will need to dust out the vacuum bag area with a paper towel. Wet the paper towel and gently wipe it out. You will want to remove the dust every time you clean out the vacuum.
While researching online, I found out a great guide online if you need to buy a vacuum for tile floors. Once you’ve made your purchase and use it a couple of times, you will also want to take it outside in order to empty it out. You will want to have your plastic bag handy and dump the canister out. You can gently wipe the canister out with a paper towel. There is no need to wipe the canister with a wet paper towel. All you need is a dry paper towel to wipe out the canister with. You basically want to remove the dust. I have also found it to be a good idea to put on a face mask. This will keep you from breathing in the dust while you are cleaning out the vacuum. You may also have to remove a few chunks of dust from certain areas of the vacuum. I would recommend that you do this at least once a week if you use the vacuum everyday. If you use the vacuum only twice a week cleaning it out every two weeks should do just fine. By cleaning out your vacuum this way you will be ensuring that you avoid making an even bigger mess inside of your home. It may seem like adding extra work to your day but it is well worth it in the long run.