Everyone wants a flawless and beautiful home, but this is not easily achieved. Perfect results require time and a lot of effort. Certainly, you have plenty of various duties, so you can’t always clean as much thoroughly as you want. In such moments you need assistance. There are some tricks that will greatly help you. As for dusting, here are 10 tips that may be very useful to you:
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans – here comes the bendable duster. It is not expensive and its best advantage is that you can make it fit any light configuration. No ladders will be necessary anymore.
- Corners, door frames and moldings – lots of dust usually accumulates here, not to mention the spiderwebs that could be found. There is no reason to ignore these places, just the opposite. Domestic cleaning will become a lot easier if you create a unique high-duster is an old sock and a mop pole. You can replace the sock with a microfiber cloth. Use an elastic band to make sure the sock or the cloth will not fall down. You should add this chore to the checklist of your domestic cleaner next time she comes for a session – don`t neglect it!
- Walls – dusting walls is something that many people neglect but it should be done from time to time. Get a flat head mop and a microfiber cloth. You do not need to use any expensive cleaning products; some soapy water is good enough.
- Bathroom vents – they usually get very dusty. Next time you sanitise your home, use the vacuum cleaner to remove all the dust on your bathroom vents. You will do that better if you use the brush attachment.
- Baseboards – get an old sport sock or a cloth and put it on a mop pole in the way mentioned above. You will be amazed how easy dusting will become thanks to this unconventional and simple ‘invention’. In general, this tool is suitable for cleaning all hard-to-reach places such as the areas under the bed, behind the fridge, etc.
- Delicate items – when it comes to your favourite silk flowers, ornaments or antique pieces, you should be very cautious and precise while disinfecting them. For detailed dusting of these possessions of yours, use a slightly damp small paintbrush.
- Do dusting in the right way – there are some basic ‘rules’ you have to follow. Keep in mind that dust falls from the top to the bottom. That is why you should always begin with the highest things and then go down to the lowest items. Otherwise, you will have to do the same thing over and over again. What is more, you’d better dust in a spiral formation – start with all tops of frames, then the table tops. After you are done with them, it is time to clean the baseboards. The last step to take is vacuum the floor. This is how you will prevent any dust falling on the surfaces you have already sanitised.
- Microfibre cloths are your best friend against dust – in fact, there is nothing better you can use to get rid of dust easily and quickly. Microfibre cloths attract dust because they are electrostatically charged. In addition, they are highly absorbent so you can use them for longer.
- Pay attention to your ducts – they are among the largest sources of allergens and dust. Your local professionals in end of tenancy cleaning recommend you to clean them every five years. That is true especially if you have just moved into a new house or you have had any repairs at home. The best way to clean your ducts is using professional services – after all, the experts have all the necessary equipment and skills. They will do what needs to be done in a minimum time, so you will be highly pleased with the final outcome.
- Curtains and blinds – they must be vacuumed on a weekly basis. Dust both sides of your blinds or curtains to prevent holding dust. Wash or clean them generally at least once a year. If you have blinds, then close them completely and start dusting horizontally, from the top blind to the bottom one. The best tool you can use for that purpose is an ostrich feather duster. Reverse your blinds and repeat the procedure.
- Upholstered furniture – remove all the cushions, pillows and other decorations you have placed on your furniture and vacuum your upholstered furniture at least once a week. Do not forget about the corners and the edges.
- In order to vacuum hard-to-reach or delicate areas, you should use a pantyhose covered dust brush instead of a nozzle. You can easily collect dust with the latter but if you do it with a dust brush instead, then you eliminate the risk of sucking up any small and valuable items.
Last but not least, if you have a pet, make sure you brush it regularly. Use entrance mats – they will reduce the amounts of dirt and dust coming into your house. Remember that prevention dust build-up is the best way to reduce your time for dusting!