Vacuuming can do more than pick up piles of dust. With a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum, you can also remove particles that are invisible to the naked eye, such as pet dander and other allergens. Vacuums equipped with HEPA filters work to trap tiny particles, rather than circulating back into the air, making it an ideal tool for allergy sufferers. Of course, this works best if you are using a thorough vacuuming technique — be sure to move your furniture as you clean, or at least vacuum underneath it!
If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum, consider purchasing a vacuum with different attachments for different types of spaces. Tools like brushes, hoses, and crevice tools allow you to clean those hard-to-reach spaces and tight spots behind furniture and corners of rooms.