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Dusting. Sometimes it feels like a never-ending job. These dusting tips go beyond the obvious Endust and Swiffer to deliver truly sparkling results without too much effort.
Make your life easier the next time you tackle pesky, hard-to-reach dust with these nine tricks.
1. Clean Your Blinds With Tongs
Once upon a time I was so distraught over the dust level on my mini blinds that I decided it was easier to throw them away and pay the $5 for a new set rather than clean them. Don’t be me. This trick from One Crazy House can make cleaning blinds a snap. All you need is a set of tongs, two microfiber towels and four rubber bands.
2. Remove Dust From Small Vents
A cheap foam paint brush is the perfect tool to get into those teeny tiny spaces.
3. Use A Lint Roller To Clean Lampshades
This trick is so simple and can make a huge difference. Remember when your lampshades were white? Get rid of the grey dust with a few swipes of a lint roller. Voila!
4. Re-Use Old Dryer Sheets
Dust will cling to old dryer sheets making them a perfect tool for cleaning electronics. Just be sure to use one that has already gone through the laundry cycle. A new one will leave behind a sticky residue, leaving you with more of a mess.
5. Dust With Pantyhose
Cut old pantyhose or tights off at the thigh, and slip the hose onto your hand or even the end of a broom. The fibers are anti-static and will attract dust as well as any microfiber cloth.
6. Starch To Prevent Dusty Clothes
7. Use Coffee Filters To Clean Your Car
In our house the Keurig has made our big ol’ coffee pot an antique relic, leaving me with a stack of unused coffee filters. This hack by The Krazy Coupon Lady has given them new life. Coffee filters are the perfect lint-free tool for wiping down your car’s dashboard.
8. Clean Your Broom
Ever notice the bottom of your broom? It’s probably one of the dustiest spots in your house. It is important to give your brooms a good cleaning from time to time, too, to ensure the next time you sweep you’re starting from a clean slate.
9. Use a Doormat
This may seem too simple, but placing a doormat at every entrance to your home helps stop dirt before it becomes a problem. Leave the dust outside and save yourself some time.