Dust is not good for your family health. Asthma, threadworms, hay fever, allergies, and eczema are all triggered by dust and it attracts roaches, bugs, and mites. And if you fail to get rid of dust, it turns into hard, sticky and nasty grime. Here are a few handy dusting tips that will significantly cut your cleaning time.
Dusting is a great way to keep your house clean. Read below for some great dusting tips
Dusting Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Use a bendable duster to dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. Unless your ceilings are really high, you won’t need a ladder for this. Simply bend the shaft to suit any light or fan configuration. Once you’re done, remove the microfiber cover and machine wash it.
Door Frames, Corners, and Moldings
Corners, door frames and moldings are always prone to spiderwebs and plenty of dust. These areas are often ignored but here’s an easy way to do it: Grab a microfiber cloth (or an old sock) and mop pole, place it over the end of the mop pole and secure it with an elastic.
Most people rarely dust their walls, but it’s something that needs to be done. A simple way to go about it is to use a microfiber cloth sprayed with a bit of water and a flat head mop. There’s no need to spend on an expensive cleaner. Simply work the tool up and down the wall and ensure you cover the entire space. This will help keep your living room and other rooms in the house clean.
Bathroom vents tend to get super dusty over time and suck up tons of dust, dirt, and moisture. The next time you’re cleaning your bathroom vents, use your vacuum with the brush attachment to loosen and suck up any caked-on dust and dirt.
Antiques and Delicate Items
To clean and dust antique pieces, delicate items, small delicate trinkets or silk flowers, slightly mist a makeup brush or small paintbrush and use it to do some detailed cleaning.
Dust in The Right Direction
Dust will typically fall from top to bottom. So, when you’re dusting, start with the highest items and work your way downwards to the lowest. Failure to work from top to bottom may force you to repeat the dusting. You also want to work in a spiral formation – working clockwise, for example, then vacuum last. The idea is to prevent dust from falling on an area you’ve already cleaned.
Use Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths are the best for dusting as they can significantly reduce cleaning time. A microfiber cloth is electrostatically charged, which means it attracts dust. They also don’t leave dust or lint behind and they’re highly absorbent which means you end up with a streak-free surface. Microfiber, therefore, saves plenty of cleaning time by helping you to clean more efficiently.
There are plenty of additional dusting tips to bear in mind. For instance, vacuum delicate areas or areas you can’t see with a pantyhose covered dust brush. It’s also important to clean your ducts and replace your air filters. Failing to replace your air filters each season means you’re asking for more dust in your home.