If you do quite a bit of dusting, or you just want to make sure you’re doing it as well as you can, you might need a little help. It might not seem like there’s much to it, but a lot of folks don’t know some of the tried and true methods that make dusting more efficient and fast. Here are a few tips to help you improve your dusting skills.
Work from Top to Bottom
Unless you like to re-clean things, you should always start with the highest area you plan to dust and work down from there. Make sure you wipe the dust towards the center of the area and work your way around all the corners. And don’t forget the air vents and baseboards!
Nooks and Crannies once a Year
Once or twice a year, you should dust all the nook and crannies. This can be done with a paint brush, butter knife and some cotton swabs. It can take quite a bit of time, so make sure you break it up into one room at a time and get all the gunk you can in all the places you miss with regular dusting.
No Polish or Very Little Polish
Dusting with polish is only recommended on wooden surfaces. It can add more shine and protection, but it doesn’t help at all on matte or painted surfaces. Instead, use a damp, microfiber cloth to do your dusting and you won’t have to worry about damage.
Dust Around and Under
If you want to make sure you don’t miss any of the dust, pick up items on shelves and dust around and under everything. This can help to ensure you don’t miss dust and don’t end up dusting again in a few days.
These tricks can make dusting in your home much easier. Got any more to add to our list? Comment below!
Originally posted 2015-05-06 11:22:44.