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This Is The Most Brilliant Vacuum Hack You’ll See All Year

I'll show you just how easy it is to turn an item from your recycling bin into the most useful vacuum attachment ever!

I’ve been a loyal user of Shark vacuums for several years now. (Most of the OGT Team are Shark users as well! We are a passionate group when it comes to the value and quality of our cleaning tools.) I’ve always been incredibly satisfied with the performance of my vacuums, but I have always felt like something was missing when it comes to my vacuum attachments.

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My Shark vacuum did come with a crevice tool, but even this attachment isn’t as narrow or nimble as I would like it to be. (I don’t know if such an attachment even exists!) So I decided to do what all good DIYers do, and figure out how to make one myself!

I’m happy to report that I cracked the code, and found a way to make the narrow and flexible crevice tool I had been dreaming of. And the best part? I only needed one common household item to do it—a cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels! 🙂 And today I’ll be showing you how you can make your own easy crevice tool at home, along with some brilliant ways to put it to good use!

How To Make A Cardboard Tube Crevice Tool

Start by squishing and/or folding one end of a long cardboard tube so you can slide it into the end of your vacuum hose. (As long as you get it to fit snugly, there’s no need to tape it or secure it. Vacuum will do most of the work to hold it in place once you get it up and running!)

Once you have your tube attached to the hose, you can trim the tube to whatever length feels best for you. (You can also keep it long if you want!) Then simply flatten the other end of the tube to create a narrow opening. And voila, your crevice tool is ready to use!

4 Genius Ways To Use Your Crevice Tool

There are so many different ways that this tool can come in handy when you’re cleaning. Here are just a few of the places I’ve used mine so far:

1. Window Tracks

The flattened tube can fit into even the most narrow sections of your window track to suck out dirt and dust.

2. Drawers

Drawers can quickly fill up with dust, dirt, hair, etc., and the cardboard tube crevice tool makes it easy to clean it all out fast!

3. Your Car’s Center Console

The slim opening makes it easy to clear out all the grime that collects in your gear shift, cup holders, and other nooks and crannies.

4. Vents

Use your DIY crevice tool to clear out dust and dirt from all kinds of vents around the house. It’s perfect for floor vents, exhaust fans, and even the vents in your car!

5. Baseboards

This crevice tool is also perfect for picking up the dust that settles on your baseboards! I normally hate dusting my baseboards, but this way is so much easier.

What would you clean with the help of a super narrow vacuum attachment?


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