Storing Vacuum Cleaner Accessories

Some vacuums come with numerous accessories that need to be stored when not being used. Finding a good way to store them will make it easier to find them when you need them. This is a guide about storing vacuum cleaner accessories.
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October 14, 2009 Flag

I keep all the old vacuum tools from all of my defunct vacuums, if I don't give them away. Most tools are interchangeable, an extra extension wand or hosing will really come in handy.

By Bailey from SW Michigan

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October 23, 20100 found this helpful

Bailey, I also do this. If it does not fit exactly, I duct tape the piece on. After I use it, it can be taken off easily.

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September 12, 2011 Flag

My vacuum has several different nozzles plus a couple of extension wands. I was forever making trips back and forth to the closet where I keep them to get one thing or another. This got old really quick! So I put my thinking cap on and came up with a solution.

I got one of those hooks that goes over the door and that's where the hose goes. For the extension wands, they go in a tall bucket (mine is a tall cat litter bin that I covered with Contact paper). For all the nozzles and such, I have a bin that goes on the shelf in the closet and everything goes in there.

The places on my vacuum that are designed to hold the nozzles and such are a pain to get things into and out of. Plus once I do get the piece in there, it won't stay. So I took an old pillow case and cut it down to fit (I cut some off the bottom then restitched it), then ran a light rope through the top hem and I hang it on the vacuum. I put whatever tools I'll be using that day into the bag. When I'm done using it, the bag goes into the bin in the closet.

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By Cricket from Parkton, NC

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September 16, 20110 found this helpful

Hello,

I have one of those empty kitty litter bins, as well. How do I cover the bin smoothly, without wrinkles? It's narrower at the bottom. So how do I apply the contact paper, so that I don't end up crossing over the top of the paper with itself?

I can visualize almost any description, if I can just see it with my mind's eye.

Thank you ever so kindly, Miss Bonnie

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November 23, 2005 Flag

When vacuuming, hang the additional vacuuming tools on the vacuum. You can easily put the most commonly used tools in a plastic bag from the grocery store, and tie it on to the main part of the vacuum. This will eliminate going back and forth for your extra tools.

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By Rosemary from Brewster, MA

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December 1, 20080 found this helpful

I have a small cleaning business and I use a canvase tote with handles for this same purpose. I doesn't add waste to the environment and when it gets dirty I just through it in the wash!

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September 2, 2011 Flag

How do you neatly store these items?

By Betty from Lubbock, TX

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

With mine, I got one of those hooks that goes over the door and that's where the hose goes. For the extension wands, they go in a tall bucket (mine is a tall cat litter bin that I covered with Contact paper). For all the nozzles and such, I have a bin that goes on the shelf in the closet and everything goes in there.

Also, the places on my vacuum that are designed to hold the nozzles and such are a pain in the rear to get things into and out of. So I took an old pillow case and cut it down to fit (I cut some off the bottom then restitched it), then ran a light rope through the top hem and I hang it on the vacuum. I put whatever tools I'll be using that day into the bag. When I'm done using it, the bag goes into the bin in the closet.

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

You can get wire racks to hold this type of thing, or, in my garage, where I keep my hose for the central vac now that the power head no longer works, and I have a Dyson, I have a large hanger that is originally for hanging up garden hose. Works great.

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