How Dusty are your doors? Are there years of grime, dust, and other particulates stuck onto the surface? Dirty, dusty doors do affect the perception of an otherwise clean room. Even if the rest of the room is perfectly clean, the door will still show it. Lucky for you, Maid to Shine is prepared with a few cleaning hacks. Take charge of your cleaning routine, and transform your doors!
Where to Begin
Before you begin, look over the doors in your home to find out just how dirty they are. It’s important to discern whether the doors have loose dust or built up grime. It will help you determine how to clean the doors. Both methods are simple, but the proper method is important to their cleaning.
If the dust is loose, then cleaning the door will be relatively easy. All you’ll need is a dusting tool of some sort. A lambswool duster is the perfect dusting tool we recommend for dusting your doors. It reaches the high points of the door, while the length of the duster covers a great deal of the door’s surface area. Place the duster on lower, left edge of the door frame, and pull the duster up. In the same motion, pull the duster across the top of the door frame and then down the right edge. Use firm and steady pressure to pull up any dust that might have collected on the frame. Dusting the frame should be one, fluid motion.
Next, holding your duster horizontally across the door, place the length of the duster across the door at the top. Pull down, firmly, to the middle of the door (near the doorknob). Repeat for the remaining section of the upper half of the door. To clean the lower half of the door (pointing the duster towards the floor) place the duster on the left of the door. Pull the duster (again, firmly) across the surface towards yourself. Repeat for the lowest part of the door. Just like that, in a few easy strokes, your door (and doorframe) is free of all the dust!
What About Doors with Built Up Grime?
It’s a different game altogether if the dust isn’t loose enough to dust away. But there is a sure fire method for cleaning doors with buildup on them. It might take a little more effort, but it is just as worth it to have your doors spotless. In next week’s post, we’ll come back to talk about the best method for getting the buildup off of your interior doors.