Have you found yourself in the middle of a sneezing fit lately? Would you be surprised if we told you that all those allergies might not only be stemming from outdoors? Yes, that’s right, your allergy problems could be hiding within your home’s walls.
Dusting is one of those cleaning tasks that is sometimes overlooked, but there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn’t be. The air quality in your house could actually be affecting your health.
So, don’t push dusting to the side. Here are five simple dusting tips that you may not know, but will be glad you learned about.
- Whip Out an Old Paintbrush
Using a clean paintbrush for window dusting is ideal. Paintbrushes work well for getting into window tracts and corners. The small and delicate hairs on the brush will easily wipe away any built up dust on, and in, the windows.
You can also dip the brush in kerosene and then “paint” each side of the window screen. Once finished, take a wet rag and wipe both sides of the screen down.
However, windows aren’t the only thing easily dusted with a paintbrush. Use the paintbrush dusting technique for other small knick-knacks, cracks, and other hard-to-reach places.
- Grab Some Baby Wipes
If you have small children, then you most likely already have some baby wipes in your house. If not, they’re pretty cheap to find at any nearby store. Grab some baby wipes and lay them out to dry.
Once dried, these wipes work as a great dusting tool. More specifically, use baby wipes to dust in and around your keyboard. Just be sure to turn the computer off before doing so.
- Pour Some Fabric Softener or Use a Sheet
Mix together 1 part fabric softener with 4 parts water in a spray bottle. Use this mixture to lightly dampen a dusting cloth. Then, take the cloth and dust glass, televisions, and any other items that collect dust.
The fabric softener fights against dust and keeps it from clinging to these surfaces. Other ways to reduce the static cling of these items is to use a fabric softener dryer sheet. They’ll remove the dust and take away some of that static that causes dust to instantly cling.
- Put on Gloves
Put on a pair of fabric gloves and get to dusting! Because you have complete control of the glove with your fingers, it makes dusting a much easier task. You’ll be able to work your way through many tough areas and keep them clean.
Consider running your fingers through and over your hanging chandelier pieces. It’s a much simpler way to get the job done.
- Flat Head Mop and a Microfiber Cloth
If you have a flat head mop, or even a Swiffer, consider attaching a microfiber cloth to the end of it. You can moisten the microfiber cloth with a bit of water before using for optimal results. Use this tool for dusting and cleaning baseboards, hard floors, walls, and more!
Surprising Dusting Tips You Won’t Forget
These surprising dusting tips are so simple and useful that we’re sure you won’t forget them. So, the next time your home is ready for a good dusting, consider testing out a few of these tips. You’ll be glad you did.
For those messes that simply can’t be done by you alone, call in the professionals. Visit our cleaning services page today to see how we can help you keep your home more than just dust free!