How to Win the War Against Dust

If you’re like me, you might be a procrastinator when it comes to dusting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are lots of dusting hacks out there and you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money on expensive dusting equipment. Here is a list of 8 places and/or things around your house that probably need a regular dusting, and hacks on how to best dust with what you (most likely) already have in your house.

#1 Dryer Sheets: First of all, this is one of the best hacks I’ve ever come across. After you’ve used a dryer sheet, save it for dusting your baseboards and TV and computer screens.

#2 Lampshades: You may not think of this, but your lampshades will collect lots of dust if left without being cleaned regularly. A simple hack is to use a lint roller to gently roll over the shade, picking up whatever dust is stuck in the fibers. Easy!

#3 Can of Air for Dusting: The best way to get rid of dust in the corners of your house, is by using a vacuum. But what do you do with all the little nooks and crannies collecting dust? Simply use a can of air to get rid of any built up dust, including inside your keyboards and other electronics.

#4 Get the Dust off Your Houseplants: If your plants are covered in dust, it’ll make it harder for it to absorb the carbon dioxide in the air and therefor it’s more likely to die. A simple fix is to use the cold setting on your hairdryer to get rid of that dust, without harming the plants!

#5 Candles: This is more for those of us that have decorative candles we rarely light. It will collect a thick layer of dust that a regular dusting cloth cannot fix. Use an old pair of tights to get rid of the dirt and dust on the waxy surface. The net material works perfectly to clean off the dust while keeping the candle intact.

#6 Using Coffee Filters for Dusting: If you don’t have any old dryer sheets laying around, or an old cloth to use for dusting, you can use an unused coffee filter instead. The soft material of the filter works perfectly for dusting, especially plastic surfaces.

#7 Radiator Hacks: Now the front of the radiator isn’t an issue, but the back however can be quite tricky to clean. Use a dusting cloth and wrap it around a ruler or another long narrow object like that. Because it’s out of sight, you may not have noticed how much dust will build up behind the radiator, but now you’ll be able to clean it without too much of a hassle.

#8 How to Clean Your Blinds: There are a ton of cleaning hacks when it comes to cleaning your blinds, BUT the easiest way to do it is by taking two dusting cloths and a tong, wrapping the cloths on each tong with a plastic band. Run your new blind cleaning tool along each blind, to remove any dust that may be on there. Work from top to bottom, to avoid the dust falling down on the already cleaned blinds.