Vacuum Cleaning Under a Bed

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Whether you have carpet or floor under your bed, vacuum cleaning is important. Even if no one sees it, it is still a good idea to clean under your bed at least once a month to pick up dust that settles there. Here are some easy steps to follow to get the job done.

Step 1 - Prepare to Vacuum

Most vacuums won't fit underneath a bed so you will need a vacuum with a hose that will reach under the bed and interchangeable tools. Set your vacuum for the appropriate level, either carpet or floor.

If one side of the bed is against a wall, pull the bed out if possible. If there are any items stored under the bed, move them out. If there is a dust ruffle or bedspread, shake it to remove excess dust and tuck it up out of the way.

Step 2 - Vacuum

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Use the crevice tool or small brush to vacuum along baseboards and to vacuum in the corners under the bed. Vacuum under the bed with long, straight, overlapping strokes that go from one side of the bed to the other side across the width. Vacuum twice under the bed across the width and in the corners. Be sure to vacuum around the bed also, at least a foot around the perimeter.

Step 3 - Inspect and Finish

Get down on the floor and look under the bed. Inspect for any visible dust and go over any areas that need to be re-vacuumed. Put back storage items, arrange the dust ruffle or bedspread and you are finished.