We don’t know about your home, but it seems like summer time automatically means more dust! Granted, there’s dust all the time everywhere in every season that needs to be taken care of on a normal basis. But with doors and windows open, kids in and out, construction and dry ground that encourages the dust to fly up and in our home in the summer, we seem to have to dust a lot more.
So I wanted to share 9 Tips and Tricks for the Deepest/Cleanest Dusting you can get.
Before we start, we first wanted to remind you about our DIY Dusting Spray recipe HERE that will make the process of dusting much more rewarding as you will be able to do a much deeper, effective dusting job.
I have shared some of these in posts on their own, so those are linked for more pictures and details.
Dust Fan Blades with Pillowcases
This is a trick that we shared previously, but in a nutshell, dust your fan blades with a pillowcase to catch all of the dust in the pillowcase. Find more details on this dusting trick HERE.
Q-tips for Window Crevices
Q-tips are great little dusters for those tiny crevices and nooks and crannies. Just simply use those Q-tips to pull the dirt and dust out of the window sills crevices and other tight spots!
Dryer Sheets for Baseboards
Dryer sheets are a wonderful tool for cleaning and dusting baseboards. The material just soaks up the dust and keeps it in the dryer sheet!
See more ways to recycle your dryer sheets with 35 Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets HERE.
Socks for Blinds
Chenille socks are awesome for cleaning and especially dusting. If you have an old pair, don’t throw them out – use them for all kinds of cleaning until they are just unusable. So create a sock puppet on your hand with that sock and “eat the dust away” on your blinds. If you have kids around, make it a funny little game or let your kids “eat the dust.” That chenille will do a great job on eating a lot of it!
Hi, my name is Chennie and I like to eat dust!
We also have faux wood blinds and in-between dusting with socks, we wash them in the tub with this trick on best way to wash blinds HERE.
Vacuum Hose with Hosiery for Tops of Doors and High Places
Next up is to vacuum tops of doors, curtains and other high places with a vacuum hose and on the end of the hose sucker, you can also place old nylons or hosiery (attached with a rubber band) and the nylons will wipe and collect the dust that the sucking alone can’t get.
Small Soft Paintbrushes or Make-Up Brushes for Delicates & Glass
If you have small soft paintbrushes or make-up brushes (clean ones!), they make GREAT little dusters for the delicate items, like chandeliers, knick-knacks, lighting, glass, etc. The soft delicate bristles are perfect in collecting the dust! Do a light spritz of the dusting spray as you don’t need much. To do this, simply spray the brush about 12 inches away from the sprayer. This will add a light amount of dusting spray.
Paintbrush or Toothbrush for Vents
For your vents, you can dust them with a light amount of dusting spray and a more heavy duty, large job paint brush. If there is a lot of stuck-on dust and dirt, use the dusting spray with a toothbrush.
Cushions with Racket
Couch cushions are really quite the dust collectors! Simply take them outside and hit the cushions with a racket and keep doing this until you are satisfied.
You can also wash the covers to the cushions for some couches, but the actual cushions with covers on or off, need help regardless.
Broom With Nylons for Under Cabinet and Furniture
To dust under cabinets, cupboards, couches and other furniture where you really can’t move it easily, you can get a good deep dusting by placing nylons on the end of a brooms bristles and then spray with dusting spray (a light spray) and then run your broom under the surface you are dusting.
If you choose not to use the dryer sheets for your baseboards, you can use this option instead.
What things have you used for a deep dusting? What tips do you have?