Last week we talked about the benefits your home reaps from a thorough dusting. But after reading about all of those benefits, it’s easy to wonder what a thorough dusting routine looks like. Being complete in one’s dusting routine is incredibly important with that many benefits on the line. And while it might be easy to overlook something while dusting, that is exactly why Maid to Shine has written up a few helpful tips to make your dusting efforts easier.
It’s a good idea to always dust from the top to the bottom. Dust settles with gravity once it’s been stirred up and swept off of something. That’s why one of the most efficient ways to dust is to dust from the highest point to the lowest. Begin your dusting routine by looking for the highest areas that you’ll be dusting. These items include ceiling fans, light fixtures, air vents, the tops of high furniture, the top edges of picture frames, etc. Since dust settles, collects, and hides in these obvious places, dusting these key areas every week (if possible) is a great step to take! Dusting the obvious, everyday objects of your home is helpful too: televisions, computers, bookshelves, tables, desks, and the side furniture. If you have cloth furniture (chairs, recliners, couches, loveseats, footstools, etc.), regularly vacuum the dust and pet hair that seeps and settles into the weave of the fabric. It’s also fantastic for the upkeep of your furniture. Once you’ve finished dusting these pieces, don’t forget to dust your baseboards! While it is the last thing you would dust (since it is closest to the floor) it’s still important to pull up the dust from here. As a final step, don’t forget to vacuum the dust up from the floors! This is where all of the dust that has been pulled off settles, and vacuuming it up once you’ve finished insures it’s really gone for good.
These are just a few general tips for dusting your home, but they are the perfect guidelines for every unique house. Give your home a makeover as good as if Maid to Shine cleans your house for you!