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Dusting your house is probably one of your least favourite chores. Or maybe it’s your favourite chore. No judging here!
Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve got do it. If you don’t dust your home, you’re going to be looking at tons of dirt and grime collecting over time that’s no good for the aesthetics of your house or any allergies you have.
The good news is that there are tons of dusting ideas out there to make sure you can keep your home dust free all the time. With these tips, you’re going to be getting your home as clean as refresh carpet and upholstery care could! Read on to discover more.
Move clockwise around your kitchen as you clean.
Dusting is all about organization. If you’re not organized in how you dust rooms, you’re most likely going to miss plenty of spots that’ll give you headaches later on. When you’re cleaning the kitchen (or any other room, really!), be sure you’re moving in a clockwise motion. That way, you’ll hit every single spot in the room.
If you’re in the kitchen, the best way to do this is to start on the right side of the stove and move around the room until you’re back and cleaning the left-hand side of the stove.
Be sure to use microfiber clothes and nothing else!
If you’re using paper towels or an old cloth to dust your house, that’s a no-go. These materials are not going to pick up nearly as much dust as a microfiber cloth will. These kinds of clothes are pretty magical in that they’ll pick up all of the dust in one fowl swoop.
So put away that paper towel in your hand and go buy some microfiber cloths!
Clean as you go – don’t wait.
Most of us will have one day of cleaning per week. Even though that may seem less stressful than cleaning throughout the week, it’s actually going to be much less frustrating for you when you dust throughout the week. After dinner, take some time and dust the kitchen counters and appliances. You could even assign a different room for every day of the week!
Make sure you’re using the right broom.
When you get down to the floor, that’s where tons of dust can accumulate over time. You’re going to want to make sure you’re using a high-quality broom and not that old one in the closet to clean it all up. If you do, you’re going to be picking up much more of the dust on the floor when compared to the broom you’ve been using for years.
Always dust from top to bottom.
If you haven’t been dusting from top to bottom of your rooms, you’ve been doing it wrong! This is the best way to dust as any dirt that you don’t pick up will fall to the floor, only to be sucked up by your vacuum or brushed away by your broom. So, clean!
Don’t forget to clean the backs of appliances in the kitchen.
Most people will do this. You should be sure that you’re not forgetting the backs of your appliances in the kitchen. These areas of your house will definitely pick up tons of dust over time and it’s the best idea to clean those as often as possible.
Be aware of the “hot spots” around your home.
Where are, the kids playing the most? Where are the spots in your house that are never really cleaned? While you’re cleaning keep these hot spots in your mind so you never forget them and leave the dust to settle.
Make sure to dust the fans before turning them on.
The tops of fans absolutely love to gather dust over time. And when you turn on the fan, this dust can go flying around the room, which is no good. Always remember to get a ladder or high chair to clean the tops and sides of the fan before you turn it on.
Use commercial times to do some quick dusting.
If you like to watch TV, why should you waste your time sitting in front of those boring commercials? Use that time to a little bit of dusting to get the most out of your time.
Get your family involved!