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Make house cleaning faster and easier with the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- A lamb's wool duster
- A vacuum cleaner
- Microfiber cloths
- An ostrich-feather duster
- A natural bristle paintbrush
- 1 c. table salt
- A paper bag
- A vacuum brush attachment
- A vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter (optional)
- A can of compressed air (optional)
Dust blinds, lighting fixtures, and fans
Dust your blinds, lighting fixtures, and ceiling fans with a lamb's wool duster. The oils in the wool will hold on to the dust particles.
Vacuum your curtains, especially the tops, at least once a week to prevent dust accumulation. Either wash or have your curtains dry cleaned at least twice a year.
Dust shelves, furniture, and other objects
Dust shelves, furniture, lamps, and picture frames, with a microfiber cloth. Use an ostrich-feather duster to get to hard-to-reach places.
Dust lampshades and light bulbs
Dust your lampshades and light bulbs with a clean, soft, natural-bristle paintbrush.
Wipe electronic devices
Wipe electronics, such as computers and televisions, with a slightly damp microfiber cloth. Don't forget to clean the power cords.
Clean artificial flowers
Clean artificial or silk flowers by putting a cup of table salt in a paper bag, putting the flowers in the bag, and then closing and shaking the bag. Shake off any salt left on the flowers as you remove them from the bag and save the bag of salt for next time.
Dust your books with a microfiber cloth. Hold the book tightly closed when cleaning the edges to prevent dust from falling into the pages. If they're very dusty, vacuum the book with a brush attachment.