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10/19/2012 06:05 pm ET

How To Clean A Vacuum Roller With A Comb

What a nifty little trick!
Shiny blond hair with hair comb close-up
Shiny blond hair with hair comb close-up

Our vacuums are lifesavers but just like every other appliance that helps us take care of our homes, these picker-uppers, particularly ones with rolling bristles, need to be cleaned too. Luckily, Real Simple discovered a clever way to clean your vacuum’s roller.

All you have to do is take a clean comb and scrape away any lint or grim. This will allow for more suction.

What a clever little trick to improve your vacuum’s efficiency. Just make sure it’s unplugged, first!

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