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Freshen House While You Vacuum

Here's a good way to freshen your house while you vacuum. When putting a new vacuum cleaner bag in your machine, place a cotton ball soaked in clove or you favorite scented oil inside the bag (or in the plastic container on the bag-less models).

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It fills your home with a nice aroma and doesn't get into the carpet, or harm pets, or children.

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November 12, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you so much for this tip.I was just about to ask for advise on a good smelling vacuum bag!What a great idea!

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November 24, 20080 found this helpful

Great idea but we have a bagless vac -- will that work on that? Don't want to mess up my vac! Thanks.
Donna from Hertford, NC

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November 16, 20090 found this helpful

I have a Dyson. When I put a dryer sheet in the clear canister, I can't smell anything.

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I think it may be because of its tight seal and the HEPA filters. Has anyone else had this issue with the newer vacuums?

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November 18, 20090 found this helpful

Hey, good idea! I'm gonna try it tomorrow. I have a bagless but think it should work. We'll see. Thanks for the tip!

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April 7, 20110 found this helpful

I tried it and it only works for one time. the next time you have to put in a new cotton ball...ok w/bagless...but quite wasteful with bags.

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