Have you ever moved a piece of furniture only to discover a ridiculous amount of dirt, dust and stuff (like toys) under the furniture? Embarrassing, isn’t it?! It happened to me and I was so embarrassed I vowed it would never happen again.
To prevent future embarrassment, I started moving the furniture and cleaning underneath regularly. But that got old fast! It was a LOT of work and it seemed like such a waste since most of the time nobody looked under there anyway.
So I came up with a better way and it has served me well! I’m rarely embarrassed when a piece of furniture is moved. It’s not perfect under my furniture but it’s never very bad. I can live with that. Here’s the easy way to clean under furniture – no moving required!
I have several tools I use for cleaning under the furniture:
- Stick Vacuum
- String Mop
My choice of tools depends on which one I happen to have out. For example, I usually clean under the dining room dresser when I’m mopping. The mop fits perfectly under the dresser and I just swish it a couple of times and it’s good as new. I also clean under the dresser when I vacuum. I put the hose attachment under the dresser and fling it around under there.
I vacuum daily and about once I week I use the hose attachment under the couches. Again, not a big deal – I just shove the hose under the furniture and fling it around. It’s amazing how much it gets.
If I happen to have the Webster out, it does a great job under the couches & chairs, too:
When I’m vacuuming the kitchen, I use the hose attachment to get under the stove and refrigerator and the grill on the front of the refrigerator:
Under my bed has always been a challenge. The wood floor part is easy – I use the broom, vacuum or mop. But we have a rug partially under the big and I definitely don’t want to try lifting the bed and pulling that rug out. I hadn’t figured out what to do until I got my stick vacuum. It fits perfectly under the bed and does a great job on the rug:
So if you avoid cleaning under your furniture because you don’t have time to move everything, then don’t. Use whatever tool you happen to have out that will work and get what you can. Is it a perfect method? No. But it’s definitely better than nothing. Since I’ve been doing this, I’ve never been embarrassed by the areas under my furniture.
Do you clean under your furniture? Do you think this method would work for you?