5 Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Space Tidyvacmaster
One of the most insidious things about dust is how it slowly and silently builds up. You come home, glance at your walls, at the bedside table, the desk in the home office, everything looks good. You do it again a week later; still looks good. You do it again 3 days later: everything’s grey. Dusting is a pain because it’s hard to really get absolutely all of it. Many people look for dusting cheats and shortcuts, only to find that all they have done is redistribute dust around their home. Below are 5 helpful tips for keeping your space tidy and free of dust.
Ceilings, fans and light-fixtures.
The best way to get at these areas is with a bendable duster, that way you don’t need a step ladder.
Corners, moldings and door frames.
These places are the strongholds of dust. The hardest places to get at. The best, and fastest way to take care of these areas is is to take an old sport sock, turn it inside out and place it on the end of an old mop pole. You can also use a microfibre cloth wrapped around the end of the pole and secured in place with an elastic band.
Dusting your walls is not an absolute necessity, but if it needs to be done, you can use a flathead mop (such as a Swiffer) and a microfibre cloth doused with a bit of water. Work the contraption up and down the walls in a ‘W’ pattern to save time and make sure you are covering the entire surface area.
Bathroom vents can be especially troublesome during the winter when the central heating is on and the constant airflow becomes a haven for dust. The next time you are cleaning the bathroom, get your vacuum and use the brush attachment to suck up any dust that has been collecting in the vents. Also, always work in a spiral formation.
Dust in the right direction.
Dust always falls from top to bottom so that is the only logical way to start. When you begin dusting, start with the highest items first and work your way down to the ground. Doing it in the opposite direction means you are going to be repeating your work, maybe even multiple times. If you work clockwise, you will be able to tackle all four corners and moldings and then you can move down and attack the top of the frames and then even lower to get at the table tops and finally on to the baseboards.
Keeping you space free of dust doesn’t take a ton of effort. A little bit of TLC once a week in the problem areas and you will never need to worry about dust taking over your living space. Follow the above 5 tips and ensure that you are tackling dust the right way.