Cleaning your carpet is a task that you should always include in your to-do list. However, no matter how much you clean, your vacuuming may not be as effective as intended if you keep making the following mistakes:

Vacuuming Mistakes You Need to Stop Doing
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Vacuuming too quickly

If you perform a rushed vacuum job, your results simply won’t be as satisfying. Do it right by first scanning the room to pick up anything that may get stuck in the machine, such as coins, paper clips, small toys, or other items that may be hiding in plain sight. Then, push the vacuum slowly so that the machine’s brushes can properly agitate the carpet fibers and pick up the most dirt possible. Source: BobVila

Not adjusting the height

Make sure to adjust your vacuum’s height as you move from carpet to rug to hardwood! Some vacuums do this automatically, but if yours doesn’t, make sure to take the time to make the appropriate adjustments. It will make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home’s different surfaces.

Vacuuming only when carpet looks dirty

Don’t wait until you can see the dust to start cleaning. Dirt can pile up underneath the fibers at the bottom of the rug long before you notice it, causing sniffles and allergies to flare. Set a regular vacuuming schedule and stick to it—even if you don’t think it’s necessary. Source: HouseBeautiful

Waiting until the bag is full to empty it

Even though some vacuums have “check bag” indicator lights, check the bag yourself and change it when it’s three-quarters full. This keeps your vacuum’s suction strong. And if you have a bagless vac, don’t forget the dust cup — dirt collects there, too. Source: GoodHousekeeping

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