Blog Dust Your House Properly with These Methods - MyHome
Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Yes, there are actually proper ways to dust your home! Dusting the house can seem like a dreary chore for many, and if done incorrectly, this could end up taking hours longer than it should – only to leave you with a mediocre level of clean for hours of tedious and strenuous dusting. By following these efficient dust cleaning methods for your home, you’ll learn how to get rid of dust and have a spotlessly clean home in a fraction of the time you’d normally spend!
Dusting from the Top Down
We’ve laid out these dusting methods in regards to cleaning your home from the top down – and for good reason. We’re working with gravity here, so we’re wanting to dust everything onto the floor for easy vacuuming at the end. There’s really no point in dusting any other direction as it’d very easily rid all your hard efforts in cleaning and making your house dust-free! Also, keep in mind you should be well-protected with necessary anti-dust face masks and eye protection if needed. So, without further ado, here are the places you should start for a proper dust down!
Ceiling corners & Fans
The corners of rooms make for common areas where cobwebs start to form. To get rid of these as swiftly as possible, you can quickly create a mop dust cleaner by attaching the end of a long stick with an old sock and securing it with a rubber band. You’ll be able to reach the far corners of every room and collect all the dust and spider webs in sight!
As for ceiling fans, we recommend grabbing a microfibre cloth, and dipping it lightly in a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. You can gently wipe away the dust on the blades of the fans, making sure you’re not directly wiping the dust at your face (wearing a dust mask and eyewear will make things much easier).
Leather couches that have accumulated a lot of dust can be cleaned using a microfibre cloth, again dipped lightly in a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. You may have to scrub generously and vigorously depending on how long the dust particles have settled on your leather couch.
For other couch materials, you can grab a rubber glove and firmly wipe away at the dust before finishing off with a microfibre cloth.
Behind Appliances, Book Shelves, and other hard to reach places
If you can remove or take out whatever is in the way of dusting the dusty back area of your room, do so gently as far out as possible – whether it’s a microwave, piece of furniture, plant etc. Using a sponge mop, wipe away as much dust as you can, and then do a final mopping or wiping with a bit of soapy water.
If it’s simply too hard to physically move things around, and there is only a narrow room for dusting, we recommend using a dampened mop just to at least pick up any cobwebs and large areas of dust.
Heater vents are prone to accumulating all sorts of dust. Luckily, they have a quick and easy cleaning method. Firstly, you’ll want to vacuum as much dust that has settled on the vent. After removing the vent, use a dampened cloth to wipe away any excess dust and soak the vent in soapy water. Use a dry cloth to wipe away the inside of the vent before placing the cleaned vent back in.
Using these helpful tips, getting your home dust-free can be easier than you think. Dust removal in your home may take out a few hours of your day and can be quite tiresome, especially if you’re maintaining a large home. This is when the help from a professional cleaning service like Myhome can come to make your life a whole lot easier. Whether you’re dusting your home for maintenance, preparing your home to be listed for sale, or getting your home ready for your next house party event, Myhome Clean’s staff of experienced cleaners can help you with all your cleaning needs.
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