Asked on Jun 19, 2016

Suggestions? Cleaning carpet under immovable king bed

by Milan67
My vacuum attachment doesn't reach all the way under my bed. I can't afford a Zoomba so I need suggestions about how to tackle this job.
  17 answers
  • Patricia Prinkey Patricia Prinkey on Jun 19, 2016
    You can roll up newspaper in a tube to fit the vacuum hose and clean from there OR if you have left over tubing from wrapping paper, you can attach using duct tape. The longer you make the tube the less vacuum you will have at least I think so...
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jun 19, 2016
    I also use the long tube attached to the wand of the vacuum under my fridge. Good luck
  • Kim Leger Kim Leger on Jun 20, 2016
    I use a washable lint roller on a broom stick. It gets dust bunnies, dirt, dust and then I can rinse the lint roller off for more under furniture cleaning
  • Jim L Jim L on Jun 20, 2016
    Go to your vacuum cleaner store and buy an extra is worth the money.
  • Rose Rose on Jun 20, 2016
    If you can't move the bed because it is too heavy, get some furniture 'sliders' at Walmart. Get someone to help you place one under the four feet of the bed, and then you can literally slide the entire bed easily. ....and then vacuum the area well. I use these sliders to move lots of large items that otherwise cannot be moved. Good luck!
  • Angel Angel on Jun 20, 2016
    Just attach a lint roller to a stick and roll under the bed. Pull out occasionally, tear off "used" piece and roll again.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 20, 2016
    You can always use my method. I am 75 and can no longer get down on the floor to do these sorts of things. (And I am too embarassed to hire anyone to see my mess) So I am willing my dust bunnies to my kids! LOL
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jun 20, 2016
    If an extra section of wand is expensive or unattainable, I've wondered if you couldn't take your attachments to a store like Lowe's and find a piece of PVC or other pipe that would work.
  • Jill Kinkade Jill Kinkade on Jun 20, 2016
    Use the wand implement that came with your vacuum. If you vac doesn't have one you can probably buy that particular attachment. The wand will be "stiff" enough for maneuverability so you'll be able to get to all the spots under the bed.
  • Arthur W Arthur W on Jun 20, 2016
    Take the mattress & box springs off & you can clean
  • Val Davis Val Davis on Jun 20, 2016
    Try easing a shallow metal dish under each leg and the bed may slide. Works on my king size wooden frame bed. I used 4 cat saucers and polished the bottoms to make them more slippery.
  • Lynne Henry Courtney Lynne Henry Courtney on Jun 21, 2016
    Grab the cardboard tube from the middle of a roll of wrapping paper and slide that over the end of your vacuum's wand (tape on if necessary to create a good seal) - that will extend your reach by 2-3', depending on the length of the tube, and it will be somewhat flexible (just don't bend it hard as that will cut off the suction).
  • Mark Mark on Jul 08, 2018

    Grab a wet vac with blower feature and blow it all out. You could use a gas powered blower, but make sure the room is vented because of fumes. After you blow it all out, you'll have to clean the rest of the room as it will be everywhere, lol.

  • Irene Milman Irene Milman on Jan 07, 2019

    I move the mattress to one side about halfway, then remove the box spring, and I am left with exposed carpeting which I vacuum by placing my upright vacuum cleaner inside the bed frame. The spaces that I am unable to reach this way I vacuum with an extension tube. Then I replace the box spring, move the mattress back and do the same thing on the opposite side. It is a lot of work, but every few months I just have to do it because my long haired cat loves to sleep under my bed. I want it to be clean for him and remove all the hair and dust that collects there.

  • Liza Taouk Liza Taouk on Oct 16, 2019

    Add a rug underneath your bed and just move your rug out and vacuum the rug when needed! Also looks nice 👍🏼

  • Carolyn Benavidez Carolyn Benavidez on Oct 16, 2019

    Once it is clean put a large flat king size bed sheet under from post to post and it will collect the dust then when you get ready you can just pull the sheet out with dust on it. Shake out dust and replace the sheet, you may need a little help to put sheet back in place

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 12, 2021

    Hello, there are a lot of stick vacs out there that can fit under beds and low furniture. this may help you