This is why a paper towel tube is the ideal vacuum attachment


How does it work? It’s very simple. Grab an empty paper towel tube or an empty toilet roll. Most paper towel tubes are a little sturdier than toilet rolls, so they work a little better, but if you don’t have one of those a toilet roll will work fine as well. Push the tube over the opening of the vacuum. If the tube is too small for that, you should push it in the opening. The suction of the vacuum cleaner will cause it to stay put, but perhaps you’ll manage to wiggle it stuck yourself already as well. If the tube remains very loose around the opening, you should use a bit of tape to attach it properly. With your hand, squeeze the end of the paper towel tube (the part that’s not on or in the vacuum cleaner) into a nozzle.


Got the tube properly attached? Then you’re ready to start vacuuming. With your hand, navigate the DIY attachment to the crevice you want to vacuum. If needed, flatten the tube with your fingers, so it fits inside the nook or cranny. Since the cardboard is flexible, it’ll adapt to the size of the space you want to vacuum. This way, you can make sure even the smallest crevices become free of dust and dirt.

Want to see this tip in action? Take a look at the video below! The relevant fragment starts at 0:12.

Read more: With this trick your home will smell amazing when you’re done vacuuming

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Source: Apartment Therapy, Household Hacker | Image: video still

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