Cleaning Expert's Call to Action: Here's Where You Should Vacuum Multiple Times a Day

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.04 - 2023 2:30 PM CET

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Here's Where You Should Vacuum Multiple Times a Day.

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How often do you vacuum? While some people vacuum their homes daily, others prefer to do it once a week or even once a month. But how often should we actually vacuum our houses, especially if we have pets or allergies?

A cleaning expert shared their advice according to Pensionist.dk, explaining the rules for keeping the floors in your home clean. Alice Lynch, who works for the vacuum cleaner brand Henry, said how often you need to clean depends on the usage of the room itself.

"Generally, vacuuming once a week should be sufficient," she states. "However, those with allergies may benefit from vacuuming more frequently."

Busier areas in the home, such as the living room and kitchen, will likely need to be vacuumed more regularly, sometimes several times a day depending on the activity and weather.

If you have cats or dogs at home, you'll also need to clean up after them more often, and think about other areas than the floor that might need a good vacuuming. Alice continued, "Depending on how much your pet sheds or the season, daily vacuuming may be necessary."

"During the transition from winter to summer, pet owners often experience a lot of loose hair in the house, which, if not removed quickly, can get into the strangest places such as the oven, food, and even people's mouths! Keep track of it to stop it from spreading."

"Curtains and blinds tend to be particularly bad with cat hair and often it's on the inside, therefore not always visible. If it's not removed regularly, it can settle into the fabric and be very difficult to remove, so make sure to vacuum these thoroughly."

"Don't forget to vacuum under furniture and beds as well as along window sills, door and bed frames, skirting boards, sofas, and mattresses."

The best tip of all

The expert continued to emphasize why it's so important to keep up with your vacuuming and shared her biggest tip of all. "A well-maintained thing will generally last longer and look better for longer if it's cared for properly. This applies to carpets, floors, and upholstery," she said.

"Cleaning or vacuuming less regularly can make it feel like a bigger task and take a lot of time, so keeping on top of it often makes it feel more manageable. We recommend that you use a regular cleaning routine to include the areas you tackle less often, such as carpet, floor, and upholstery cleaning, which you can switch to fit your schedule."

"Most importantly, make sure you have the right tool with strong enough suction. Vacuuming too often can wear carpets prematurely, so we recommend finding the right balance for your household, as any friction will contribute to flattening the carpet pile," she concludes.

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