Every once in a while, my vacuum doesn't smell quite as fresh as it did brand new. I'm not sure if it is due to pet dander, dirt microbes, or boys. I just know it does not sit well with my nose!
When I was at Sears the other night I discovered tabs to freshen up your vacuum; however, they cost $7.99 for a pack of 8 tabs. I passed on those and decided to use something a little more cost effective.
Tip: Grab your favorite essential oil. Lemon or Peppermint oils are both very fragrant. Next, open your vacuum section where the vacuum bag is stored ( if you have one ) and place 2 to 3 drops of essential oil on your bag. If you have a bagless vacuum, place a few drops of essential oil onto a cotton ball and place that into your canister. While you are vacuuming, the room fills with the scent of your chosen oil and allows the vacuum to be fresh once again!