The only thing I hate more than dust, is dusting! Still, dusting remains to be a necessary evil that we need to hone in order to have a presentable, clean and comfy home. This is why for today, I chose to share with you some fast and effective dust cleaning tips that will help you keep your surfaces dust-free and reduce those annoying dust particles.
Use Clever Storage Techniques
Before you start the actual dusting process, make sure you generally use clever storage techniques around your home. Here are a few:
Box or bag items on shelves – this will reduce dust and help in the dusting process.
Enclose the clothes you rarely wear using garment bags to help contain fibers.
Keep closet floors, cupboards and shelves clean – less clutter equals less dust.
Design A Dusting System
Don’t just go around the house dusting things haphazardly. Make sure you design a system to ensure that you dust everything including the places that are hard to reach.
Learn How to Capture Dust
There is a big difference between capturing dust and spreading it around. Learn how to capture dust by avoiding the use of feather dusters that only relocate dust from one location to the other. Instead, use microfiber cloths, wet rags or disposable electrostatic cloths that attract the dust and hold it. Only use your vacuum on surfaces that are hard to dust with a cloth because vacuum cleaners themselves can cause and spread dust.
Know How to Deal with Carpets
Carpets are the biggest dust reservoir in your home so be sure to know how to clean them well. Apart from regular vacuuming, carpets and large rugs need to be taken outside and given a good beating a few times a year. A good beating will remove dust much more effectively than vacuuming. Smaller rugs can be taken outside monthly or weekly.
Pay Attention to Cushions
Sofa cushions are also a great place for dust to accumulate; they too need to be vacuumed and taken outside for a good “shake and beat” regularly.
Remember to Dust Overlooked Areas
For a more effective dusting, make sure to dust often-overlooked areas such as ceiling fans, light fixtures, corners, door frames, baseboards and bathroom vents.