When it comes to household cleaning, dusting is the one chore that requires to be done more often than the others. You can vacuum or mop your floors and relax knowing it’ll stay clean for a day or two; after wiping your furniture, however, it can easily become dusty again by the end of the day!
It’s rather frustrating to see dust settle on surfaces that have already been cleaned on the same day, that’s why we’re going to give you these amazing tips that not only make dusting easy and quick, but do a great job at keeping dust at bay for a day!
1. Microfiber Cloths all the Way!
Do away with your normal dust rags and average feather dusters because none of them can pick up dust easier and more effectively than a microfiber cloth! Owing to its electrostatic charge, one swipe is enough to get dust clinging to it without having to go over the same spot again. Moreover, unlike regular dust cloths, a microfiber cloth won’t transfer dust back on to a surface until it becomes too soiled. Apart from wiping shelves and other furniture, we advise using microfiber cloths for dusting your lamps and other wall-mounted fixtures.
2. Wipe Curios with Gloves
Whether you choose rubber, fabric or special dusting gloves, cleaning curios is much easier with gloves on as opposed to using a cloth. You can hold small objects properly and clean intricate curios thoroughly without the struggle of pinching or folding a cloth to wipe. What’s more, the chances of an object slipping from your hand are far lesser with gloves on as compared to when you’ve got a cloth in your hand.
3. A Sock + Long-Handled Broom to Clean Corners
Cleaning corners (especially ceiling corners), door frames and hard-to-reach places are always a frustrating task. You can see the dirt, yet can’t get it out. Try this; take an old sock (or dust cloth) and place it over the handle of your broom, using a rubber band or string to keep it firmly in place. Pull some of the material up away from the tip of the broom handle and push it into corners to clean. This cleans hard-to-reach places more effectively than a vacuum cleaner or broom. Even your door frames can be dusted quickly using the sock + broom handle method!
4. Fabric Softener Sheets for Screens
As long as screens are on, they look clean; the moment you turn them off, that’s when you notice the dust and marks on it. You’ve probably been using a normal dust cloth to wipe your television and computer screens which has never been able to keep the dust off for more than two minutes! Well, from now on, wipe them with a used (dry) fabric softener sheet and you won’t see dust on your screens for days on end! This is because the sheets help reduce static electricity which, in turn, keeps dust from clinging to the screen.
Whether you are adept at cleaning or not, use these professional cleaning secrets to make dusting an easier process for you to do.