Let’s face it, dust is probably the most annoying thing in any property, no matter if it comes to your home or your workplace. Dust is everywhere, all the time, and even when you remove it and cover any square meter of the property, reach all the hard to reach corners, take care of all the nooks, dust is right back in a second. The challenge of keeping your property free of dust can turn out to be a real struggle if you don’t use the right methods and a few helpful tips and tricks.
Because we know how hard it can be for you to keep the dust under control, we are sharing with you a few handy tips and tricks on how to get rid of dust that you are maybe not familiar with, but they can really make such a big difference. Here is how the professional house cleaning and office cleaning employees are doing it – quick, easy, smart and with long-lasting effect! Don’t forget that an indoor environment free of dust is a healthier one because dust piles can be a real pain for people with allergies (dust is one of the most common allergies provokers in any households).
- When choosing your tools for getting rid of dust, choose one that grabs the dust, not the one that pushes it around. Although many people are still using a feather duster, it is not a real and reliable tool, so better use a microfiber cloth that is designed to catch all the dust particles and doesn’t leave lint and dust behind. An easy spray for removing dust successfully can be made at home, simply mix a bit of white vinegar and water.
- Dust in the right direction is the key. When dusting the room start with the highest item and work your way to the lowest in a spiral. Finally vacuum.
- Electronics are really good at attracting and collecting dust all the time. Computers, TVs, stereo equipment and more are real magnets for dust. A gentle swipe with a microfiber cloth can do the job and then be sure to vacuum around cables and vents, so you can keep devices from getting clogged with dust and then over-heating.
- Delicate items can also attract dust, but we are often afraid to remove it in order not to ruin the items. The easiest way to remove dust from delicate items is lightly misting a natural-bristled makeup brush with an all-purpose spray and swiping down.
- Walls, doors and ceilings are often neglected in the dust-removing process, however, they attract and hide a lot of dust and they need attention too! Use a clean and dry mop for the higher areas you cannot reach.
- Don’t forget to remove the piles of dust behind the stove and refrigerator. If you don’t clean them for a longer period of time, you will be surprised at the amount of dirt, debris, crumbs and grease accumulated, where dust sticks like a glue. If it is possible, move the appliances out from the wall and unplug, then vacuum behind and underneath the appliances and wipe the floor and walls with soapy hot water.
- Drapes, curtains and blinds need special attention, when it comes to dust. You always have the alternative to hiring a professional upholstery cleaning service for more in-depth treatment. Otherwise, you can remove dust by vacuuming both sides of the curtains weekly, taking them down and shaking them outside to remove buildups, when needed.
- Upholstered furniture has to be cleaned and vacuumed at least once a week, also. Deep upholstery cleaning is recommended at least once a year.
- Ceiling fans and light fixtures collect a lot of dust too. Clean them only when they are turned off. Remove dust with a clean microfiber cloth, or a long handle bendable duster.
- Vents and furnace can be easily cleaned by vacuuming them with the brush attachment of your vacuuming machine.
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