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How to Make Your Regular Vacuum Reach Into Tight Spaces

It’s been several years now since one of my dear readers told me about an inexpensive, super effective tool I could attach to my vacuum cleaner’s hose that would let me vacuum places no vacuum had ever gone before. Every time I use it, I wonder how I had lived so long without VaccuFlex.

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Meet VaccuFlex

Look. That’s it! Just a multi-piece kit that attaches to any vacuum cleaner that has a hose—like my Shark—which then turns it into a vacuum cleaner that can get into even the tiniest crevice, corner or space.

Hose and Vacuum cleanerWhat’s so ingenious about a VaccuFlex kit is that within those seven pieces—which are food-grade, which means safe to use in the kitchen—is the perfect combination to fit any size vacuum cleaner hose to get into any size space. And this is not like some little battery-powered mini vac. I have all of the power of my Shark behind VaccuFlex.

Clothes dryer

My first clue that things were not quite right with my clothes dryer was when suddenly it was taking forever to get anything dry!

I’d checked and re-checked the lint trap, so that wasn’t the problem. Turns out it was all kinds of lint that had been trapped behind the trap farther inside the machine. And in the dryer vent line.

My laundry appliances are stacked so pulling the dryer down to get into those areas from the back was not at all practical. That’s when in desperation I ordered a VaccuFlex kit.

I removed the lint trap and stuck that hose all the way into that area. It was amazing. Shark nearly filled itself before I stopped pulling out lint balls. Then I went outdoors to vacuum through the outside of the dryer vent. And that fixed the problem.

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Kitchen

I use a clean VaccuFlex tube to vacuum all the crumbs and bits out of my kitchen drawers. It’s super easy and so fast because there is no need to remove flatware, utensils, and so forth.

And that area around my coffee grinder? That thing is messy and throws fine coffee grinds into cracks, crevices, and drawer guides. VaccuFlex to the rescue for that and for reaching under the refrigerator, too.

A person preparing food in a kitchen, with Vacuum and Hose

Automobile

To me, car vacs can be troublesome. They’re either too wimpy and powerless or the cord is too short; or if cordless, lacking in runtime. Using a full-power vacuum cleaner with VaccuFlex is the way to detail the inside of a car.

See that tiny hose? That can get into the tightest spots to super-suction out all of the stuff that accumulates in car seats, floors, door compartments, center console, and dashboard. This is the way to vacuum tight spaces!

Hose and Vacuum cleaner

Door and window tracks

What is it about door and window tracks that they simply refuse to get clean? It’s the corners and that area right next to the tracks that can be absolutely impossible to keep clean!

The solution is to make sure those areas are perfectly dry, then put VaccuFlex on the job. I’ve discovered it’s a lot easier if I loosen the dirt and debris with a good brush first.

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Clogged sink

Warning: You must attach VaccuFlex to a wet-dry vacuum to perform this household rescue. Shark vacuums are NOT wet-dry! This Vacmaster is an excellent wet-dry vacuum, which would work well for this.

If you have a hopelessly clogged sink, it’s possible that you can quickly clear that clog with VaccuFlex attached to a wet-dry vacuum. Video demonstration.

A dirty plate on a table next to a sink, with Vacuum and Cleaning

 Photos: VaccuFlex.com

There are so many other ways VaccuFlex has made my life easier—cleaning out air returns, condensate lines, p-traps, and HVAC systems to name a few.

Such a great invention!


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6 replies
  1. Julie M says:

    I have a dyson V8 and the end of the “hose” is not simply a round end. Will the end of the vacuflex stretch to conform to a non-round end?

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    • Imogene says:

      the product on Amazon is shipped from the company and the details say,
      “Made for wet/dry vacuums only. Tubing is food grade.
      Cut and shape the tubing to fit angled surfaces such as return-air vents”

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      • Mary says:

        This is the exact product I have been using for years now. I can’t be sure, but I have a suspicion that someone used their regular household vacuum with Vaccuflex attachment to suck out a plugged up drain. Attorneys engaged, problems ensued. Liability coverage at risk. If you’re worried, make a note to never use Vaccuflex to suck up water … unless you attach it to a wet/dry vacuum!

  2. Gina Stevens says:

    The whole world needs a VaccuFlex! My Speed Queen dryer has a lint filter at the front, like the one pictured above. When the door opens, dark socks always drop on the lint. Do you or your readers have a remedy?

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  3. Lucienne says:

    I used a Vaccuflex tube attached to my Shark vacuum to clean my refrigerator coils, and after only a few minutes, my Shark quit working because it overheated. Fortunately, I waited for it to cool down, and it starting working but I was afraid to use the Vaccuflex again. I may try it on my wet/dry vac and see what happens.

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    • Dolores says:

      I had the same problem using the vaccuflex with my new Shark vacuum. Is it recommended to not use it on a Shark?

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