When it comes to house cleaning, dusting is probably the most tedious job. If you have lots of knick-knacks or furniture with intricate detail, it can be even more tedious. You don't have to spend hours dusting your home when you know a few shortcuts. Take a look at these simple ways to take the work out of dusting.
Make Quick Work of Tight Spaces
Getting dust out of tight spaces can be difficult. You might have even given up on trying to get the dust that accumulates behind your television, or along your refrigerator. Now there's a simple way to get rid of that dust. All you'll need is a wire hanger, a sock, and a piece of duct tape.
Straighten an old wire hanger and place a sock over one end. Place a piece of duct tape around the top of the sock to secure it to the hanger. Spray the sock with furniture polish and push the wire hanger into those tight spaces. When you're done, simply take the sock off and throw it in the washing machine.
Don't Stretch for Yourself
If you've been avoiding the cobwebs on your ceiling because you can't reach them without a ladder, you're in luck. You don't have to stretch yourself out to get rid of the cobwebs. Just grab your broom, an old t-shirt or towel and a rubber band. Place the t-shirt or towel around the bristled end of your broom. Use a rubber band to fasten the fabric to your broom. Spray cleaner on the fabric and then sweep away those cobwebs.
Get the Dust out of the Details
It can be next to impossible to get accumulated dust out of the intricate details of some furniture and collectibles. Here's an easy way to keep those tiny details dust-free. Grab an old natural-bristle paintbrush and use it to dust the carved details in your furniture and knick-knacks.
Ground the Flying Dust
One problem with dusting is that the dust from one piece of furniture often floats through the air and lands someplace else. Pretty soon you're just following dust around the house. Here's a quick way to help keep the dust on your dust rag.
Supplies You'll Need
Glass jar with lid
2 cups of water
¼ cup lemon or orange essential oil
Place your water and essential oil in a glass jar.
Dip your soft rag into the solution.
Wring out the cloth and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Use your dried rag to dust your furniture.
The oils in the rag will attract the dust so it doesn't float away.
Dusting doesn't have to be difficult. You can use these simple steps to make quick work of your dusting. For assistance, consult a house cleaning service.
How many hours do you spend cleaning your home each week? Do you find it difficult to get to those difficult areas, like the bathrooms, as often as they need to be done? Have you considered hiring a cleaning service to come out and help you get the work done? I had never thought that I would be able to afford to hire a cleaning service, but my mother bought me a year's service for a Christmas gift. After that year, I hired the company on to come out and do just the three bathrooms and my kitchen once each week. To find out how you can schedule cleaning services to suit your personal needs, keep reading.