One of the reasons why dust seems to return to surfaces far too quickly may have something to do with the way you go about dusting. Don’t beat yourself up about it though; not everyone is aware that certain types of dusters can make dusting and home cleaning more efficient and effective in keeping it at bay (for as long as possible). With that, here are four of the most efficient dusters available on the market and how to use them properly.
1. Used Fabric Softener Sheets
Are you tired of having to wipe your computer and television screens ever so often? Well, because these screens have static electricity which attracts dust, it’s no surprise that you often find them dusty. But instead of using a regular dust cloth to wipe your screens, dry up some used fabric softener sheets and gently wipe up screens from one end to another. You’ll be amazed at how well these sheets work to prevent dust from settling on your screens for days! The magic all lies in the fabric softener’s ability to reduce static electricity.
2. Microfiber Dusters
Whether they're clothes or feather dusters, as long as they're microfiber, you’re ready to go! You can use them on virtually any surface, and they’ll pick up dust super efficiently! This is owed to their electrostatic charge that helps dust cling to the fibers. With just one swipe, you can rid surfaces of dust by picking it up and not merely unsettling it.
3. Handheld Vacuums
Upholstery and linens tend to collect a lot of dust over time which then settles onto your furniture and other surfaces with a mere pat or minimal movement. What’s worse, the accumulation of dust in your house can lead to allergies and trigger asthma attacks. The best way to clean your upholstery and free it of dust is by using a handheld vacuum duster. You don’t have to worry about unsettling any dust because the vacuum will suck it right up!
4. Rubber Gloves
Especially when you want to wipe dust from your kitchen counters, appliances or cabinets, rubber gloves are efficient and extremely convenient to use. All you have to do is to wear them and glide your hands over dusty surfaces! Dust clings to rubber and does not get transferred back onto a surface which is a major bonus! You can also use them to clean porcelain ornaments as well as other showpieces. The convenience here is that you can hold the object in your hand and wipe it with ease as opposed to holding a cloth which tends to slip out of hands from time to time.