cleaning rules tell you to begin on the top, at the back. That
means, if you have more than a one storey home, start on the
top level in the room furthest from the stairwell. Since
vacuuming is the job you should do last in any room, you
should already have picked up clutter and put things away,
removed cobwebs, dusted and polished furniture.
where you use "throw" or "scatter" rugs, pick them up and
shake them out-of-doors. Then fold them neatly, place on the
side of the tub or on a chair until you are ready to put them
back on the floor.
furniture should be vacuumed first.
furniture that needs moved in order to do a thorough vacuuming
and move it. You'll find it appropriate to move chairs and
smaller tables into a central area, and then vacuum as close
to the edge of the room and up to the furniture as possible.
Reach under beds, couches and dressers as far as you can.
furniture and begin vacuuming in the corner that is farthest
from the door and work towards the door, using gliding, even
strokes, backing to the door. As you look over the freshly
vacuumed floor, you should see no footprints.