The Best Way to Dust Your Home

We all hate a dusty home, right? Not only is it unhealthy to breathe in, it’s also uncomfortable. Feel fresh in a dust-free home with some our easy steps.


Here’s our guide:


Step One: Tools

Before you begin to dust your home, it’s good to know what tools to use. According to Carolyn Forte, the director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, feather dusters are not the best dusters; “This tool simply spreads dust from one surface to another.” A recommended tool to use when dusting surfaces is a microfiber duster or a damp soft cloth.


Step Two: Walls

Just because you can’t see the dust on your walls and ceiling, it doesn’t mean it’s not there! Using your hoover attachment, hoover the dust from top to bottom. Clearing the dust in that order will reduce the mess, giving you more time to relax in your home once the job is done!


How Often:

Dusting your walls should be done once every 6 months, or at least when your spring-cleaning date comes around.


Step Three: Skirting Boards

Have you ever looked down at your skirting board, shocked with the amount of dust found there? Don’t worry; it’s easy to remove! You can tackle the dust using a cloth sprinkled with an all-purpose cleaning solution or with water. Impress your guests the next time they’re over, with your dust-free home! Everyone loves to have a secret peek to determine how hygienic someone’s home is, do you agree?


How Often:

Give your skirting board a wipe down whilst on your weekly clean, it only takes seconds to do!  


Step Four: Curio Cabinets

Now for the tricky part, luckily for you, we have some tips and tricks to clear dust in small and narrow spaces. To remove the dust trapped inside the carvings of your cabinet, use a clean bristle paintbrush or one of the makeup brushes that you don’t use. Once you’ve cleared the dust, use a microfiber cloth to clean the cabinet.


How Often:

As the gaps are so small, it takes longer for the dust to find it’s way there, it’s recommended to clean your curio cabinet once or twice a month.


Step Five: Electronics

Dusting electronics is pretty self-explanatory, right? It is, dust is commonly found on electronics, so much that it’s frustrating, do you agree? No one touches a TV anymore, what else is a remote for? Yet, it still gets dirty! When dusting your equipment, always unplug them first. Gently wipe off the dust with a microfiber cloth until clean and remember to hoover the dust found by the cords around your electronics, as it can clog your machines.


How Often:

Since electronics gets pretty dusty very quick, it’s good to dust your devices once a week or once every fortnight. 


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