Skip Nav
The Real Housewives of Orange County
20 Photos of Heather Dubrow's New Mansion So Grand They'll Knock Your Manolos Off
Home Organization
You've Been Making Your Bed All Wrong! Here's What You Should Be Doing
Donald Trump
Billy Bush Lists His NYC Townhouse Right After Being Let Go From the Today Show

How To: Dust

Dusting: a simple, crucial, and often overlooked task of housekeeping. No pointing fingers here, but you may have noticed that letting dust accumulate amounts to a heavy-duty grime job that's not good for your house or your immune system. What you might not know is that new houses are more likely to acquire dust quickly because they don't have the air circulation that older, draftier homes do. To learn a few tips I've picked up from Real Simple on the best way to dust,

  • Ditch the feather duster, and update your cleaning supply with microfiber cloths and a good vacuum with a brush attachment. Microfiber cloths will eliminate most dust and dirt, and the vacuum can pick up the rest from just about any surface.
  • Dust from high to low. If you've brushed any dust from your high shelves, you can still vanquish it when you hit the floors.
  • Dust before you disinfect, so you're not just pushing particles around with a mop or sponge later on.
  • Dust surfaces at eye level regularly with a dry microfiber cloth— at least once a week.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner brush attachment to dust upholstery or textured wood furniture.


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
Swiffer dusters work great!
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 8 years
Katie_c I agree!! And swiffer dusters are the best cleaning invention ever!!!! Go ver your tv and table tops and everything with them. Dusting is my favorite chore!! haha
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
tell me about it... our new house has so much dust- and this is before i knew better and ordered black dining room/living room tables that show EVERYTHING :(
katie_c katie_c 8 years
call me crazy but i find dusting extremely satisfying--great way to decompress.
emalove emalove 8 years
I have to dust very often, as I have terrible allergies. It's something I have to stay on top of. I also have two cats and their fur gets on everything!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
We have kitties in my house, so dusting has become a weekly chore. Using allergen-reducing dusting spray is the BEST!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
We use Merry Maids, but years ago when I dusted, this is how I did it. It's just common sense. My cat has allergies so dust is a big no-no.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I just dusted the other day and man, it was a job! I always dust the ceiling fans regularly but conveniently forget about everything else till I just can't stand it!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I always dust everything once a week...with a kitty and my allergies I need to! I can't stand dust! Yuck!
Julienne Julienne 8 years
I can recommend stockings!
iamvictorious iamvictorious 8 years
Indeed it is one thing I rarely do.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good tips. I just picked up a micro fiber dust rag 2 weeks ago. :)
How to Use Soap to Style Eyebrows | Desi Perkins Video
BBG Cardio Workout From Kayla Itsines | Video
Home Improvement Hacks
What to Do After Spilling Liquid on a MacBook Keyboard
2 Pilates-Based Ab Exercises | Video
Quick Boxing Sequence From The Cut
How to Make a Rainbow Smoothie

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds