Three Essential Dust-Busting Tips

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of tackling dust, you’ll be aware that it can make more comebacks than the Rolling Stones. Dust is a collection of dead skin, the rotting corpses of microscopic mites and the faeces they leaves behind, so do you really want to put off your housework until tomorrow? Dealing with this scourge of domestic bliss is not for the faint-hearted, but there are a few tricks of the trade that can make the process a little easier.

Dust Systematically

Too many people make the mistake of dusting arbitrarily, but that can simply move dust from one area of the room to another. Designate a starting point, and work systematically with a clean dusting cloth. Try to resist the temptation of theatrically flicking surfaces with a feather duster, as this will simply disperse evil throughout your living space! And finally, make sure you leave your vacuum cleaning until the very end, as much of the dust you remove from surfaces will end up on the floor.

Clean Your Cloth Regularly

There will come a time when you start to distribute dust instead of removing it. This should signify that it’s time to clean your cloth. However, don’t make the mistake of shaking your cloth in the room you’re cleaning, or you can expect a long and frustrating day.

Don’t Forget the Hidden Dust

Dust that builds up in hidden, hard-to-reach areas can cause a problem over time. Use an extendible duster to reach these areas if that is possible. In particularly narrow openings and crevasses, improvise with an artist’s brush. Make sure that you are picking up the dust as you clean, as simply launching dead skin and mites into the air will get you nowhere very quickly!

Of course, no one likes to clean, and the temptation to put it off until tomorrow can be overpowering. However, take a moment to contemplate what you’re sharing your home with, and that should be motivation enough.