10 best dusting tips for your home

If the dictionary definition of dust (a dry powder made up of "tiny particles of earth or waste matter") isn't enough to make you toss aside all disdain for your dust rag, maybe a few helpful tips for the best ways to get rid of the build up will help push you in the right direction.
According to Live Science, the dust in most households is comprised mainly of dirt, animal dander, insect waste and sand (plus a few human skills cells to finish it off.) If you're itching to give that dust a not-so-fond-farewell, keep these tips in mind.
1. Dust your blinds in a pinch
If you have a pair of tongs grab them (you'll want to go buy some stat!) Use a rubber band to secure a rag around each tong arm. Then just pinch around the blind and wipe away dust!
2. Dust on your own schedule
If family members suffer from allergies, you may need to dust more often. But, The Spruce, recommends dusting furniture and electronics once a week (to keep them running better). Out of sight places (like door frames and the tops of picture frames) may only need a dust once a month or so.
3. Use fabric softener on your TV
Add a little time between dustings by using dryer sheets instead of a cloth. The sheets reduce static cling (like it does for your clothes) and make it a little tougher for the dust to stick. (Get the same results by dipping a cloth with liquid fabric softener and wiping on the TV screens).
4. Give your air vents a thorough buff
After removing the vents, wash them with soap and water. After thoroughly drying them, use a bit of car wax coat the entire air vent. Make sure to buff it off before reattaching the air vent. The wax will make it easier to clean and keep dust from building up so quickly.
5. Paint with bread
Worried about ruining a painting? Snag a piece of old white bread and use it to gently remove dust from the painting. You can then use a soft paintbrush to remove the breadcrumbs, The Brick House recommends.
6. Light it up
Lightbulbs are not immune to gathering dust. Use a bit of rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to remove the dust and clean your bulbs for a brighter glow.
7. Remove dust from indoor plants
Your beautiful greenery shouldn't be buried under a layer of dust! Use the softest toothbrush you can find with a little water to gently remove the dust from the leaves of your indoor plants.
8. Filter it out
That fan setting on your air conditioner has a purpose! Before you start dusting, switch your air conditioner fan to "on." The fan helps pull dust particles from the air into the air filter.
9. Clean your lamp shades
Lamp shades may seem impossible to dust, but the solution may be a bit easier than you think! All you need is a lint roller. Take the lint roller to the shade and watch the dust just disappear.
10. Prevent dust spatter
If you feel like you need to wear a mask every time you tackle the dust bunnies, try dipping your dust rag (or mop) in a mixture of 2 cups water and 1/4 cup of lemon oil. Allow the rags to dry completely before using.
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