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Dusting 101

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

We all know the struggle of dusting. Dust builds up in your home, you attempt to clean it, and it reappears as if you never dusted. It's easy to give up and not dust anymore, but we can assure that's not a good idea.

Dust is a combination of different elements - your hair and pet hair, dead skin cells, pollen, dirt, and other intrusive elements. This is the type of stuff you breath in when you don't dust. Disgusting, right?

Here's the ultimate question - what dusting strategy helps keep dust away? Is that even possible? Find out the answer below.

Why is dusting important?

There are various particles in dust. It's most likely a combination of dead human skin cells, pet dander (if you have pets), and hair.

As dust builds more elements can combine, forming dust bunnies, which are those hunks of dust that are usually under or behind your furniture.

Dusting is important because it can reduce your risk to allergies and sickness. Most types of dust don't usually cause severe illness, but they can induce mild allergies and sickness. A few examples are coughing, sneezing, and eye irritation.

In some cases, dust can irritate asthma.

In addition, dust is annoying. It can make a beautiful home look older and untidy.

How to properly dust?

There are many dusting methods to choose from, but one is better than the rest. Here's how to dust properly.

Work from top to bottom

When you start dusting you want to start from the very top of the room and work your way down. The reason you do this is, because dust falls to the ground from whatever it's being removed from.

Here are a list of tools that will be useful when dusting:

  • Vacuum with an upholstery tool

  • Telescopic dusting wand for high to reach areas

  • Microfiber cloths for surface level dusting

  • Dust mop for removing dust bunnies

Please follow this list in-order when you start dusting:

  1. Start by removing cobwebs from the ceilings and walls with a telescopic dusting wand.

  2. Hand wipe the ceiling fans removing all dust and hair, or use a telescopic dusting wand if the ceiling fan is out of reach.

  3. Hand wipe any objects hanging on the walls.

  4. Hand wipe the blinds to remove any build up of dust and hair.

  5. Hand wipe all knickknacks.

  6. Hand wipe all flat surfaces.

  7. Next, use a vacuum upholstery tool to remove any hair or dust from your couches, chairs, etc.

  8. Last but not least, make sure you vacuum the floors to remove all of the dust and hair that has fallen from other objects.

How often should you be dusting?

We recommend dusting at least every other week. This will help the air quality in your home and help reduce the amount of time spent dusting.

Also, if you don't feel like doing the dusting, we can perform a deep cleaning to remove all the dust and hair from your home. The deep cleaning includes much more which can be found here.

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