This is related to How to vacuum room with minimal amount of effort? but specifically aimed at vacuuming stairs.
I recently moved to a two-story house after being in single-story houses for a while. The stairs in the new house are carpeted. There are an assortment of small kids and pets in this house, so not vacuuming is not an option.
Right now my technique is:
- Start at the top and work my way down with the regular upright vacuum by attempting to man-handle it over each stair. This is a cumbersome procedure which gets most of the central area of each stair fairly clean, but still leaves bits in the corners.
- Clean out the corners with a smaller hand-held attachment vacuum.
I could just skip step 1 and use the smaller hand-held attachment vacuum to do the whole job, but I think this would take much longer.
Is there a quick, easy and effective way to vacuum carpeted stairs?