You know…that ubiquitous white glove test, right? Well if you were to do the white glove test in your home, would it pass? I don’t know about you, but mine sure wouldn’t have until I started on my mission to declutter and clean and this will be my last post in this series. We all get busy sometimes, and a dust free home all of the time is certainly not realistic. However, there are a few things you can do to get rid of a lot of the dust in your home quickly and efficiently. This will not only help you breathe a little better, but your home will look tidier as well. Here are a few dusting hacks that you need to know to make dusting a breeze!
BEST Dusting Hacks For Fast Cleaning
1. Remove dust from your lamp shades
2. Use dryer sheets
Dryer sheets work great for dusting electronics and light fixtures. Dryer sheets have a natural antistatic property for them which will help keep these items dust free longer! After your clothes are done in the dryer, put one of these dryer sheets to use before they hit the garbage.
3. Make cleaning ceramics easier
Dusting ceramic knick-knacks can be a challenge as they are usually an awkward shape. You can clean dust off of ceramic by using a lemon wedge! Use the cut side of a lemon wedge to rub down your ceramic item, then let the juice sit for about fifteen minutes. After fifteen minutes, finish it off with a dry cloth.
Cleaning the corners of your home or even just reaching the fan blades can be a challenge. There are many great ways to reach those difficult to reach areas in your home! One way you can reach these places is by attaching a cloth to your broom with a rubber band. If you have a yardstick or any other long object, this will work as well. Whatever you use, make sure you secure it well, or it will fall off while you’re dusting.
5. Clean a dusty candle
Before you throw out those or ripped pantyhose, consider saving them for this! Pantyhose are typically made of a microfiber material, which makes them perfect for cleaning dust off of your candles. You’ll pick up any dirt and dust without ruining your candles.
6. Clean your blinds the easy way
Cleaning your blinds can be one of the most painful tasks, especially if they’re small. You can quickly dust your blinds by attaching two rags to a pair of tongs. Use the tongs by starting at one end and working your way to the other to clean both the top and bottom of the blinds at the same time!
7. Remove dust from small areas
One of the hardest parts of dusting is those small hard to reach areas. A paint brush works perfectly to get into those little nooks and crannies to get rid of dust and any dirt that has built up there. You can also use a foam brush to clean your vents.
Dusting your home doesn’t have to feel like a chore and depending on your attitude it can be satisfying when you see the results. Try out some of these hacks, your home will have less dust, and it will take less time!