We have to dust our homes all year round. It’s something that is a part of daily cleaning rituals. However, you may not always have the time to dust in traditional ways or the budget to use traditional dusting tools.

If any of these describe you, then there are multiple ways to save time and money. Some dusting hacks can make it simple for you to dust in 1 step.

Others will allow you to use materials found in your own home. Take a look at 15 dusting hacks to make your life easier.

 Dusting Cloth on Tongs

This solution will allow you to dust blinds with ease. Just take a pair of tongs, two dusting cloths and some elastic bands to start.

Wrap each end of the pair of tongs with 1 dusting cloth, use the elastic band to hold it in place. Then slide it along each blade of the shade of blinds to get them clean.

Once the cloth has picked up dust to its capacity, you can choose to change them or turn it around. When you’re done, all you have to do is wash it, dry it and reuse it.

This saves you time by allowing you to clean the blinds quickly.

 

 Pillow Case to Dust Fan Blades

This is to prevent dust from flying everywhere when cleaning the ceiling fan blade. It will also be much easier and more efficient.

Just take an old pillow case, open it and place it over the fan blade. Then wipe it down by placing both hands on either side and swiping once.

Repeat this step with each fan blade. Once you’re done, you’ll see all the dust collected in the pillow case. Just dust it out in the bin and wash for reuse.

 

 Coffee Filters for Screens

Cleaning computer or television screens can take a lot of elbow grease. This is especially so if there are fingerprints and grease all over the screen.

You don’t have to spend on expensive lens cleaners or microfiber cloths that are specially made for this. You can take something from your kitchen to help you.

Just reach for a coffee filter to wipe away all the dust and finger prints. It will do a great job to pick up with out putting down all the dust. This also works great for mirrors.

 

 Make Dusting Spray

What is cleaning without dusting spray? Almost impossible, this is why it’s so fantastic to be able to make your own.

The recipe is simple and all the ingredients may already be in your home. You will need 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 cup of 70% Isopropyl alcohol and 10 drops of essential oil.

Just combine these ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Use it to wipe down your furniture instead of dry dusting.

 

 Dusting Wipes

Another moist dusting solution that will make your life easy is dusting wipes. You can make your own with cleaning cloth and water with one lemon and an herb of your choice.

Mix the water and lemon juice and pour it over the cloths in a jar. Decorate with slices of lemon and your herb. You can use these wipes each time you’re ready to dust or just set the jar for display.

The contrast between the lemon slices and the herb against the cloths will make a beautiful display for your living room.

 

Microfiber Cloth and Broom

Base boards and crown molding can be a daunting task to dust. You may have to climb a chair or get on your hands and knees to reach these areas.

To make it easier for you, you can wrap a broom with a microfiber cloth and secure it with a couple elastic bands.

Use this to dust your base board or crown molding without having to bend or climb a chair. All it takes is one swipe from one end to the other to get all the dust.

 

 Canned Air

Canned air isn’t just a technician’s tool, it can be useful for homemakers too. Just keep one handy to clean out vents.

When you’re ready to dust, reach for your canned air. Angle the bottle away from your body and spray to get the dust out. Be careful not to point the nozzle directly into the vent or it will blow the dust into the vent.

Instead, keep it angled at all times. Canned air will also help you to clean dust from keyboards and pianos if you have any.

 

 Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets can be a real asset around the home. They can be used in several different areas and dusting is one of them.

Use dryer sheets to pick up dust from your furniture efficiently. Aside from the fresh scent that it will leave behind, it will also prevent the surface from attracting dust.

Keep a box of dryer sheets close by on dusting day. They will allow you to clean without having dust flying through the air.

 

 Microfiber Cloth and Alcohol

If you don’t have dusting spray or time and ingredients to make some, you can use alcohol. Just moisten a microfiber cloth with alcohol and use it to wipe.

Do this quickly as the alcohol will dry out fast. The higher the concentration of alcohol, the faster it will dry out. The alcohol will also help to sanitize your surfaces as you dust.

Be careful not to use it on wood surfaces as it may cause damage. This can be used in all rooms of the house to lift dust and sanitize in one step.

 

Lint Roller

Lamp shades get dusty quite often and may be difficult to clean because of the material. It may also be time consuming to wipe down the lamp shade with a cloth as it might take more than one steps.

With a lint roller, it’s easy to clean the lamp shade. Just roll it over the surface until the roller is filled with dust. You may change it as many times as needed depending on the size of the lamp shade and the amount of dust.

 

 Flannel Swiffer Towels

Wiping with a swiffer can be efficient and easy, but the replacement wipes can be expensive. If you use this tool religiously, it may become a strain on the pocket.

You can make your own swiffer wipers at home. Just use flannel material. Cut it into squares the same size as a swiffer replacement wipe and fit it into the space.

It will pick up dust and buff the floor like store bought swiffer towels. The benefit to this is that it saves cash by being efficient.

 

 Start From the Top

Another tip to make your life easy is never start from the floor when dusting. Always start from the top of the room.

This way, if there is dust falling, it will get wiped away in one go when you get to it. If you start from the floor or lowest point in the room, it will just get dirty again when you clean areas above.

Cleaning can also go by much faster if you start from the top as it’s more orderly. You can go from ceiling and crown molding to base board and floor.

 

 Hair Dryer to Dust Plants

Plants, though often ignored during cleaning rituals, need dusting too. Indoor plants collect dust that fly around the home.

It’s important to clean this away because dust can block the leaves from absorbing enough light. This can cause deficiencies in your indoor plants.

To solve this problem just use a hand held hair dryer on the cold setting to blow the dust away. You can use this step first then use a moist wiping method to get your home completely clean.

 

 Cloth and Ruler

Certain areas of the house may seem, difficult to clean. If you’re having a hard time getting into small spaces, this hack will be helpful.

Just wrap a dusting cloth around a ruler and use an elastic band to secure each end. Use this to slip into tiny spaces to remove the dust.

This will go great for cleaning the inside of the air conditioner or radiator vent. You can also choose to moisten the cloth with dusting spray or alcohol for certain spaces.

 

 Refrigerator Coil Brush and Vacuum

If you want to dust the back of the refrigerator, it can be intimidating. The coil at the back can seem like a lot to dust.

Get into this and clean it quickly using a refrigerator coil brush and your vacuum. Get to brushing to loosen the dust and then follow immediately with a vacuum.

This will suck up all the dust you just loosened. This is an easy way to get all the dust that is trapped inside your refrigerator coil.

 

Dusting Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

This article is about fifteen great dusting techniques that will make dusting your home easier.

Instructions

    Dusting Cloth on Tongs

    Pillow Case to Dust Fan Blades

    Coffee Filters for Screens

    Make Dusting Spray

    Dusting Wipes

    Microfiber Cloth and Broom

    Canned Air

    Dryer Sheets

    Microfiber Cloth and Alcohol

    Lint Roller

    Flannel Swiffer Towels

    Start From the Top

    Hair Dryer to Dust Plants

    Cloth and Ruler

    Refrigerator Coil Brush and Vacuum

These tips are great for cleaning your home quickly at a low cost. You can choose one tip to use or just use a combination to make the most of your time.

If you start from the top of the room you can make the most of these hacks in an orderly fashion. One hack that is a personal favorite is homemade dusting spray.

This can be remade and it will sanitize your space and make your home smell wonderful. Try any of these hacks to make your life easier.

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