Useful vacuum cleaner attachments include the crevice tool, the dusting brush, the upholstery tool and the extension wand. Most of these accessories come standard with a vacuum. Other helpful attachments include a power brush, a mattress attachment, a ceiling fan or window blinds attachment and a pet groomer attachment.
The crevice tool is skinny with an angled tip, making it useful for cleaning tight or small spots that are difficult to reach. A dusting brush attachment has long, soft bristles that help clean bookcases, art, window sills or blinds. The wide shape of an upholstery tool helps clean mattresses, sofas and other upholstered furniture. Use of the extension wand provides extra reach for cleaning behind appliances or the corners of a high ceiling.