The Best Vacuum Attachment You Can Make At Home
Vacuuming is certainly the easiest way to pick up dust and dirt around the house, but most vacuum attachments aren’t made for tight spaces. While lackluster vacuum performance is sometimes due to user error (like neglecting to regularly give your vacuum a good, thorough cleaning, for example), even the most powerful and well-kept vacuums can struggle in that regard.
The problem is that the majority of vacuum attachments aren’t suited for cleaning out narrow and hard-to-reach areas. Even so-called crevice attachments aren’t usually nimble enough to reach deep into small spaces where dirt and dust accumulate, such as sliding door tracks and car cup holders.
While I still use my DIY cardboard vacuum attachment fairly often, even that is sometimes too large and inflexible to get the job done. But I recently came up with a new DIY vacuum attachment that’s perfect for tight spaces, and I only needed some straws and a rubber band to do it!
I’ve been very pleased with the results of this “nooks and crannies” tool, and it’s definitely earned a place among my all-time favorite vacuum hacks! Here’s how to make a vacuum tool that’s perfect for those hard-to-reach areas.
Check out this vacuum hack in action in my video at the end of the post!
How To Make A DIY Vacuum Attachment For Nooks And Crannies
Grab a handful of drinking straws and tuck them into the end of your vacuum hose. Add or remove straws as needed until they fits snugly in the hose, but not so snugly that the straws become bent or squished.
Once you’ve figured out the ideal amount of straws, remove them and wrap a rubber band around them to secure them together.
Insert the secured bundle of straws into your vacuum hose, and your new vacuum attachment will be ready to use!
How To Use Your DIY Vacuum Attachment
I have yet to find a space too small for this awesome extension to come in handy! Here are just a few of the nooks and crannies you can clean out easily with your newly fashioned vacuum attachment.
1. Window & Door Tracks
Open your doors and windows and let the fresh air flow! The straws can squeeze into even the thinnest door and window tracks to suck up dirt, pollen, and any other natural debris that may find its way to the threshold of your home.
2. Car Dashboards & Consoles
The flexibility of the straws makes this attachment ideal for cleaning out your car. They can make short work of cup holders, air vents, and even the dreaded gap between the seat and center console!
3. Vents & Fans
Air vents, exhaust fans, and even dusty vent covers don’t stand a chance against this nimble attachment! Keeping your vents and exhaust fans clean is one of the best ways to ensure they continue functioning properly.
4. Cabinet Corners
Who knows what’s lurking in the dark and dusty corners of your cabinets, drawers, and pantry? Just use this DIY attachment to clear out crumbs and cobwebs from those hard-to-reach places, and you’ll be able to answer that question with the best possible answer: “Nothing!”
Have you struggled to clean any tight spaces with your vacuum attachments?