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Dusting Tips and Tricks

dusting tips and tricks - The Woodlands TX

Dusting Tips and Tricks

The first step is to understand which tools you should and should not use when it comes to dusting. According to our Magnolia housekeepers at Maid for Muddy Paws, there are quite a few ways to dust. However, they’re not all efficient. Some of our go-to dusting tools include a vacuum, microfiber cloths, electrostatic dusters, and water. The item you’re dusting will determine which one you’ll use. Now that you have your equipment, here are dusting tips and tricks that will make cleaning your home a breeze. 

Dusting Walls

A vacuum with various attachments is the most effective instrument for cleaning from ceiling to floor. To capture the most dust without causing a mess. Most house cleaning companies will tell you to work from the top down. 

Dusting Baseboards 

A moist cloth can be used to remove dingy patches. Spray the baseboard lightly with water or an all-purpose cleaning solution, such as Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner Trigger. Then, run it over baseboards to quickly remove any dust that’s built up. We recommend including this in your deep clean checklist every few months.

Dusting Cabinets

Use a clean natural bristle paint or cosmetics brush to remove dust from tiny crevices and detailed carvings, then wipe with a microfiber towel. We typically use several microfiber towels during our dusting. If you haven’t dusted in a long time, we recommend hiring a professional for residential cleaning services to save time.

Dusting Electronics

Computers, televisions, gaming systems, stereos, and printers are all notorious dust collectors. Before cleaning, always unplug the device. A light wipe with a microfiber cloth will typically suffice, but a soft, long-handled brush will catch dust from nooks. Vacuum dust from near cords and vents because dust and pet hair can collect here.

Dusting Behind Appliances

Have you ever cleaned behind your fridge or stove? Crumbs, grease, and other waste build up behind your stove and refrigerator over time, creating a food source for flies and other pests. Remove the appliance from the wall and unplug it if feasible. Lift dust from the rear of the appliance with a long-handled, somewhat moist sponge or mop, then clean the floor and walls with hot soapy water. Don’t be surprised to find loads of dust behind your appliances.

Dusting Vents

Use a soft brush vacuum attachment or an electrostatic mop to remove heavy dust from the ceiling, floor, or appliance vents, then dampen a microfiber cloth and wash the area. Our friends at McQuillan Bros, a St. Paul air conditioning company, recommend getting reusable HVAC filters so you can thoroughly rinse and spray the filter. Otherwise, you’ll need to replace your air filter if it’s dusty. Check your air filters every other month.

Dusting Ceiling Fans

When was the last time you cleaned your ceiling fans? This one can be a tricky one. There are two efficient ways to dust your ceiling fans. You can either put down a sheet or newspaper and wipe each fan blade, or you can grab a pillowcase and place it over the top and bottom of each blade. First, make sure your fan is off. Either technique will help you clean your ceiling fan blades.

Dusting can be time-consuming, depending on the size of the space. If you’d like to hire a professional for cleaning services, contact Maid for Muddy Paws. We serve The Woodlands, Magnolia, Cypress, TX, and beyond.