1. Backstrokes are Key
You may think that vacuuming only forward like you've seen countless times either from your family, friends, or on TV is the correct way to do it. However, we are here to inform you that vacuuming only forward does not work.
Yeah, you heard us right! As a matter of fact, vacuums remove the most dirt and debris from floors during the backstroke.
"The brushroll revolves in a forward direction, but it only sweeps the surface when going forward," says Tom Gasko, former docent of the Vacuum Cleaner Museum. "The real cleaning is done on the backstroke. That's why the vacuum will only raise the nap on the rug when coming backwards." He also recommends pulling the vacuum backwards at half the speed that you push it forward.