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Every household have to deal with dust. There’s just no escaping it! Now, let’s chat about another one of those favorite house cleaning chores that everyone loves. Dusting!

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How and When to Deal with Dust

We may love our stuff, but we seriously do not like to dust it. Dusting the top of a counter or dresser is one thing, but having to move all the knick-knacks, and other items from them for a more thorough cleaning is a whole other ball game! But the reality is it must be done. Dust build-up can affect your health, especially if you or a family member has allergies.

How and When to Deal with Dust

Every household have to deal with dust. There’s just no escaping it! Now, let’s chat about another one of those favorite house cleaning chores that everyone loves. Dusting! We may love our stuff, but we seriously do not like to dust it. Dusting the top of a counter or dresser is one thing, but having to move all the knick-knacks, and other items from them for a more thorough cleaning is a whole other ball game! But the reality is it must be done. Dust build-up can affect your health, especially if you or a family member has allergies.

Weekly Cleaning

Did you know that it is recommended to dust every 2 months? Only every 2 months! If I did that my house would be rolling in dust balls! Here at One Organized Mom, we suggest dusting at least once a week, depending on the number of people living in your home, whether or not you have pets and what’s going on outside of your home. If you happen to live in an area that is having construction or road work done, you may need to dust more frequently. If you have furry critters running around, that will require more frequent dusting as well. And of course, the number of people living in your home will definitely be a big factor in how often you deal with dust.

When I dust, I find the best way to do it is with a microfibre cloth because it attracts not just the dust but the debris and bacteria as well. You can use any multi-surface cleaner you want depending on the smell you prefer. Many people have a favorite smell for their home while some of the other smells they really can’t take. So pick your favorite, spray your cloth and get started!

Pro Tips to Deal with Dust

Be sure that you dust before you vacuum. That way as you dust any of the dust and debris not caught in your microfiber cloth can be vacuumed up. Work high to low. Start with high parts of the room you are working in and work your way to the bottom. This will keep dust from falling on your freshly dusted lower areas. You should be sure to clean your air conditioner vents every 30 days. If not, dust builds up in them and then circulates through the air in your home, making it dustier. Here is how to clean your vents.

Monthly Cleaning

Once a month it is a good idea to do a much more thorough cleaning.  This will help to keep your home looking its best and get any of the spots you may have missed on your weekly cleaning.  Hand dust all surfaces, lifting and moving items so you can dust under them using a microfiber cloth and your favorite multi-surface cleaner. To dust down your walls, a Swiffer Floor Mop is a great option. Just attach a microfiber cloth on the end of it sprayed with your preferred spray and wipe those walls down. Be sure to go in the same direction as you dust so there won’t be any awkward marks left on the wall. The Swiffer is also great for getting those little furry dust balls that tend to hide under furniture. Because it is so thin, it can go places your vacuum can’t!

Can’t stand the thought of dusting once a week? Give One Organized Mom a call and let us take care of it for you! Check out all we offer here.

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HEATHER CANNING, 
Head Mom at One Organized Mom
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