You asked. I listened!
Here are both video and picture tutorials on how to make perfect vacuum lines on your carpet!
First off, the video. I think it’s easier to explain how to make nice vacuum lines by showing you, so if you have time watch the video I recommend going this route. (plus I’m always entertaining! lol).
(click here if you can’t see the video)
Here’s a recap of how to make perfect vacuum lines on your carpet:
How did I create these pretty lines?
You always want to start in the far back corner of your room. You push the vacuum forward in a straight line. Only push as far as you can lunge – don’t take steps forward or backward while you are vacuuming each row. This is Row 1.
Pull the vacuum backward at an angle. You want to be lined up next to where you started.
Repeat Steps 1 & 2, pushing the vacuum forward, then pulling backward at an angle. Work your way from right to left for the first row.
Now it’s time to begin Row 2. Pull the vacuum backward and begin the same process with the vacuum; push forward, pull back at an angle. However, this time you are working the opposite direction; left to right.
Continue working from row to row, back and forth across the room, until you have finished the entire room. It may take 4, 5, or even 6 rows before you finish your room.
A few tips:
And a quick overview one more time:
1. start in far back corner
2. push forward
3. pull backward at an angle. only push and pull as far as you can lunge.
4. work you way from right to left across the room.
5. when you get to the end of the room, pull the vacuum backward to start on row 2.
6. work your way from left to right while on row 2.
7. continue working back and forth, pushing forward and pulling back at an angle, until you have worked your way out of your room.
Never step on any carpet that has already been vacuumed. Otherwise you will have a nice footprint.
To keep the carpet uniform looking, don’t take steps back and forth for each row. only push and pull as far as you can lunge.