DIY: Simple Storage Solutions for your Central Vacuum


Our central vacuum was something we splurged on when we built our home. This was the best investment that we made considering we now have 4 children. One can only imagine the messes that are left to clean. Our vacuum was out 24/7 being used several times daily. At first I would put the hose up every time we used it, then as time went on, the hose was left lying in the floor. So I had to come up with a solution to this problem. The solution was easy after I figured out what I wanted to do.


Supplies needed:

  1. Wooden trunk or cabinet that you can cut a part out of the back and still be sturdy.
  2. Jigsaw
  3. Tape measure and pencil
  4. Cardboard
  5. Drill
  6. Sandpaper

First, find a cabinet that works with your space. I chose this trunk because it looked great in the space, and it fit perfectly. Next you are going to measure your receptacle that the vacuum plugs into. Make a template from cardboard with these measurements. Trace the template onto the back of the cabinet where you want the vacuum hose to plug into. Next you are going to drill a hole in the bottom corner where you traced the template. This is so you can get the jigsaw started. Saw around the template. You will then take your sandpaper and smooth the edges. Then plug-in your vacuum from the inside. It’s as easy as that. This not only serves as storage, but as a pretty decorative element in your home. Enjoy!



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