Could your home pass the white glove test? I know mine couldn’t. And while we’re not striving for perfection here (we’re all busy, right?), there’s something to be said for getting rid of as much of the dust in your home as possible. You’ll breath better and your home will look so much tidier. But dusting doesn’t have to be such a chore. Here are 15 dusting hacks we’ve found to make the job easier.
Dusting Hacks for Neat Freaks
1. This is hands down the BEST way to dust your blinds. You’ll never go back to a feather duster again!
2. Put a fuzzy chenille sock over your Swiffer to better attract dust. It works great, and it’s way cheaper than replacing those pads. Just wash the sock when you’re done, and reuse.
3. If you prefer a duster with a little more surface area, try this new-sew duster instead. It can really get in those cracks and crevices!
4. Use an old pillowcase to dust ceiling fan blades. This is so much easier than using a step stool and feather duster!
5. Coffee filters make great screen dusters! Use it for your televisions and computers.
6. Of course, you can’t get far without dusting spray. Here’s how to make your own using vinegar, olive oil, water and essential oils. It works great on wood furniture!
7. Or, if you prefer to dust with pre-made wipes, learn how to make them here.
8. Place a microfiber cloth over a broom using a rubber band, and use it to get all the dust off your crown molding. No more cobwebs, either!
9. Remove dust from the bathroom exhaust fan using canned air.
10. Remove dust from your keyboard with a magic eraser. It works so much better than alcohol wipes!
11. Use a dryer sheet to dust your baseboards. It helps repel dirt for a while and gets them cleaner than using the vacuum.
12. Dust light bulbs with a microfiber cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.
13. Have a lamp shade that’s seen better days? Clean it up with a lint roller. That’s all you need!
14. After you clean your vents, apply turtle wax to keep them dust-free for a long time to come. Genius!
15. Use pieces of flannel to create your own Swiffer sheets. They’re washable, reusable, and you don’t even have to sew them.
If you liked these dusting hacks, check out more of our cleaning tips!
- 20 Cleaning Tips for Neat Freaks
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- 19 Green Cleaning Recipes to Make Your House Sparkle
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