Win a FREE Vacuum from Bob’s!


During the month of April, we are giving away a FREE vacuum to one lucky winner.  To enter just LIKE our Facebook page!
For the month of April any new Likes to our Facebook Page will be entered into a drawing for a new vacuum valued at up to $500!

At Bob’s Vacuum, you’ll find the most knowledgeable vacuum cleaner experts, and the largest selection of vacuum cleaners in Santa Barbara county. We also sell floor care products for all of your home’s flooring types. Come in and see a demonstration of our products in our Santa Barbara store.

Visit Bob’s Vacuum at 5660 Calle Real in Goleta.  We are open Monday – Saturday from 8:30 am – 5:30pm.





Prepare for School Year by Cleaning at HomeAlmost everyone feels the impact of the quick close of summer and the abrupt thrust back into the school routine, Mom and Dad included. And whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom or balancing work and family on your own, there is no doubt that the new school year will impact your normal routines, especially cleaning.

We’ve developed some tips for a great back-to-school  (BTS) cleanup crash plan that will help make your lives easier once the hustle and bustle of BTS is in full effect.

1.       Get the kids involved!

More than likely, you’ve been a lil’ lax on the kids cleaning chores, and who can blame you? Trips to the beach, baseball games, and summer BBQ’s often take precedence over your normal chores. Create a checklist for your kids. Start with their room and extend their list of responsibilities to common areas. Think about creating a reward system to help incentivize your little workers. You’re reward is a clean house!

2.       Reduce and De-clutter

Take some time out to inventory the items around your house. Do you need that VHS player that’s been gathering dust for 5 years? Still hoping that acid wash comes back in style? Giving up on those items will clear tons of space and help to renew entire rooms in your home. Encourage your kids to do the same! It might be time to let go of that teddy bear you won at that carnival when you were 5.

3.        Nature’s dirty impact

A fresh summer breeze is so nice, but it’s also so dirty. Natural elements like pollen and other asthma inducing villains, like dust mites, are important to remove from the inside of your home. Use a steam cleaner to sanitize and refresh the soft areas of your home that is too big to throw in the washer and dryer. A thorough vacuuming of rugs and upholstery are important after steaming so that any bacteria and germs killed by your steamer can be removed.

4.    Keep the outdoors out

Chances are there’s been a time or two when you’ve had to encourage the summer fun to move away from the TV or video games and into the great outdoors. To reduce the number of grass clippings and dirt balls you have tracked back into your house, we suggest a shoe basket or mat right inside the door (preferably the back door).  If the idea doesn’t catch on right away, keep a steam mop in the corner of the room plugged in so you’re ready to go at a moments notice.

5.       Don’t forget the exterior of your home

Let’s face it; even if you do have time on the weekends to clean the deck, wash the siding or trim some bushes you’re not going to feel like doing it now that the free time of summer is gone. Take these final days to tackle these laborious tasks, you’ll thank yourself later.

6.       Start switching over your wardrobe early

We don’t recommend putting all those shorts and tanks away, but you’re not going to need all of those cute summer outfits with their corresponding accessories. This will make the big switch chore less dramatic down the road.

7.       Clean your cleaning appliances

This one is kind of a no-brainer. The appliances we use to clean dishes, clothes and floors should be pretty clean themselves. But, truth be told, this is a chore that a lot of us neglect. While you are on a roll with all of your other BTS chores, squeeze this one in. You may be surprised with what you find. White vinegar is a great natural deodorizer for both dishwashers and clothes washer. Steam can put the finishing touches on sanitizing these “clean” areas, but make sure to wipe away any residue and film that is loosened.

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Zen Out for Summer!


As the summer is approaching rapidly, we all get swept away with vacations, managing busy schedules, and taking children to and from activities. Here are some tips to keep up with self-love and self-care.

  1. Do one thing at a time – during these busy months, it is easy to get carried away, but it is essential to take things one day at a time in order to avoid overwhelming yourself
  2. Do it slowly and deliberately – “say what you mean, mean what you say” this should apply to every part of your life, try and catch yourself when you find that you’re doing things without a purpose
  3. Do it completely – don’t leave things unfinished, because they can turn into a burden and eventually, your life will end up consumed by the things that you left unfinished
  4. Do less – in order to stay sane, only take on what you can chew. Simply because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should do it.
  5. Make space – as the saying goes, “cluttered house, cluttered life”, start picking out the necessities and don’t worry about the rest
  6. Smile – it’s scientifically proven that when you smile, you automatically feel happier, and healthier too!
  7. Make cleaning and cooking a time for meditation – these everyday tasks may seem like a chore, but use the time to enjoy yourself and to be alone with your thoughts

The Holidays and Family Visits

As we now enter the holiday season we look forward to more family visits.  From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas we will be welcoming many family and friends into our homes.

If you need help keeping your home looking clean and sharp, visit us at Bob’s Vacuum.  We have many vacuums and other cleaning products to make your homecare fast and easy.


Wood Floor Care

High quality wood floors are beautiful and add a warm comfort to your home.  However, they must be cared for properly or they will lose their attractive appearance.

Clean often with a good vacuum.  Canister vacuums are best, especially high end models.  The floor brush used with the canister vacuum sweeps at the same time as the suction removes all the dirt and grit.  Upright vacuums with a spinning brush roll can dull the finish of the floor.  

For marks and splatters, we recommend BONA professional hard wood floor cleaner with a micro-fiber mop.

Use an area rug at the entry to catch grit and dust from the outside.  

These 3 things will help preserve your wood floors.

Bob’s June Cleaning Tips


Bobs Cleaning Tips

Freshening your Mattress Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress.



Mattress Cleaning Tool

Special Price 14.95 (reg. 29.95)

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