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How to Remove Dust from Anything

Dust is everywhere. Here are some novel ways to remove it.


  • Step 1: Clean paintings Remove dust from water-color and oil paintings by patting them with a slice of bread.
  • Step 2: Clean glass surfaces Use fabric softener sheets to eliminate dust and dirt from eyeglasses, television screens, and monitor screens.
  • TIP: For more efficient general purpose dusting, cover each hand with a wet sock.
  • Step 3: Clean under your refrigerator Remove dust from under your refrigerator with the brush on the ice scraper for your car windows.
  • Step 4: Clean your piano’s keyboard Use your vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove dust from your piano’s keyboard.
  • TIP: To make an all-purpose duster, mix together the warm water, boiled linseed oil, dish soap, and ammonia and soak a rag in it. Let the rag dry and store for future use.
  • Step 5: Clean antiques Remove dust from antiques using an old shaving brush, old flannel sheets, or a chamois cloth.
  • FACT: Dust mites eat human skin, excrete 20 times a day, and reproduce every three weeks.

You Will Need

  • A slice of bread
  • Fabric softener
  • A car window ice scraper
  • A vacuum with a soft brush attachment
  • An old shaving brush
  • flannel sheets
  • or a chamois cloth
  • Two wet socks (optional)
  • 1 c. warm water (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. boiled linseed oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. dish soap (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. ammonia (optional)

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