Tips To Dust Quicker And Less Often

June 30th, 2017

Dusting may be one of our least favorite chores and while we may not have to do it as often as other chores, we have to do it sooner or later.

Dusting, however, doesn’t have to be as tedious as you might make it out to be. Not with these tricks.

Here are some tips that will make the task of dusting much quicker and easier for you.

Squeeze Bottle

Do you need to get dust and dirt out of tiny crevices? Use an empty squeeze bottle to blow air into small spaces like the corners of picture frames to remove dust.

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Corners, Molding, Door Frames

Use the end of your mop or broom and put a large fluffy sock that is inside out over it. You can use this contraption to dust ceiling corners, molding and door frames in your house.

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Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets also make great dusting clothes because they attract dust and will prevent if from resettling for longer.

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Spray some dusting spray on a sock, if needed, and use the socks over your hand to wipe each of the blades of your blinds.

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Prevent Sucking Up Valuables

Place a brush attachment on your vacuum and put a piece of pantyhose over your dust brush. Now you can dust an area without having any valuable sucked up. If you lost an earring, it will get caught in the pantyhose. You can just toss your hose in the wash to get rid of all the dust when you’re done.

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Baby Wipes

If you have baby wipes that have dried out, you can use them as dust cloths. Baby wipes work perfectly for dusting delicate areas like keyboards.



A dry mop duster, like a Swifter, with a flat head, is the easiest way to get this job done. If you don’t have a Swifter, but do have a flat headed wet mop, just dry it out and pop a sock over it. Wipe down your walls in a “W” pattern.


Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloth is electrostatically charged so dust will stick right to it make your job a lot easier. Unlike paper towels, they won’t leave any lint behind and will leave behind a streak-free surface.

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Eliminate Static Cling

Does it feel like your TV screen or other plastic surfaces are always covered in dust, even after you just dusted them? A fix for this is to dampen your dusting cloth with some fabric softener and wipe down your surfaces.

You can also mix one part fabric softener to four parts water in a spray bottle and spray this mixture on glass and other hard surfaces, then wipe down with a dry cloth.

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Don’t kill yourself trying to wipe these down. Grab you vacuum, throw on the dust attachment and go to town on those nasty vents and fans.

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You can also use a toothpick dipped in some alcohol to get dust out of super small spots.

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Pantyhose works great for dusting because the dust sticks right to it. You can place some pantyhose over a yard stick and secure it with a rubber band. Use the stick to dust hard to reach spots like underneath the fridge.

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You can use a paintbrush to dust your window screens and other small cracks and crevices like your chandelier or knickknacks.

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Top to Bottom

Since dust falls down, you’ll want to make sure you’re dusting things on top first and work your way down to the bottom so you don’t dust falling onto the places where you’ve already cleaned.

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You can place a pillowcase over the arms of your ceiling fans to wipe all that dust away about without having it fly all over the place. The dust will go inside your pillowcase which you can put right in the laundry.

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Dust Lightbulbs With Alcohol

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Dust your light bulbs with a cloth that has a little bit of rubbing alcohol on it. This will prevent dust from coming back and will allow more light to shine through your bulb.

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