Mrs. Fixit: Dusting

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May 16, 2010 6:41:13 AM PDT
Dusting is one of those chores that seems like it's never ending, especially if you have forced air heating and cooling. If you're having the same problem, I have a few ideas to help.

First off when you're dusting start at the top - there's no point in dusting tabletops if you're going to turn around and do the tops of doors and windows later on.

Never use a plain dry cloth to dust, either use a regular cloth with your favorite polish or a microifber cloth that grabs dust, otherwise you're just brushing the dust back into the room.

Want a cool way to loosen dust on the tops of door ways and other out of the way places. Try either a can of compressed air or you need to be careful, pull on a pair of safety glasses and depending upon the amount of dust, a mask or a scarf to cover your mouth. Then pointing the tip toward the wood at an angle blast the air at the dust.

Part of the problem with dust that settles on top of doors and windows is that it tends to mix with grease and other particles in the air and it becomes heavy and hard to wipe away.

The compressed air has enough power to loosen the caked on mess and loosen it up.

To cut down on dust in your house, make sure that you use mats at all entrances both inside and out and change your furnace filters regularly. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!