The most common mistakes people make when dusting

The most common mistakes people make when dusting

It sounds easy, but do you know whether or not you’re making some of the most common mistakes when dusting off your home? 

First and foremost, it’s important to make dusting a weekly ritual. We recommend dusting at least once a week in order to keep your home clean instead of only doing deep cleans every once in a while. It’s better for you, your furniture and your plants if the dust levels are kept at a minimum. Assign one day every week to dusting so you’re sure you’ll get it done! If you don’t do it weekly, the dust will collect into dust bunnies under furniture and beds, and that’s not what you want in a clean and styled home! 

The next tip, and something many people might not think about, is to start up and move down. Thanks to gravity, if you start by vacuuming and after dust off the furniture and finally the lamps, you’ll just end up spreading around the dust. Use a damp dishcloth to dust off ceiling lamps. After that, use the brush head on your vacuum on the walls. Following that, use a dishcloth or vacuum the furniture, wipe the plants and finally, vacuum the floor. This way you’ll remove as much dust as possible. 

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Do you have fabric furniture or other textiles? Many make the mistake of forgetting about textiles -  but blankets, pillows, fabric sofas and rugs collect all that dust is (don’t worry, we won’t name the long list of the not-so-delicious things that dust actually is made up of). Once again, use the brush head on your vacuum and thoroughly vacuum your fabric sofa and rug.  Alternatively, you can use a microfiber cloth and wipe down the sofa. Pillows and duvets should be brought outside and aired regularly.  

Now, we mentioned plants earlier - if you have any plants in your home that have wide leaves, they’ll also collect dust. Do you remember to dust the leaves off too? If there’s a layer of dust on your plants, it might make it difficult for them to absorb enough sunlight! So don’t make the mistake of forgetting to give your plants a loving hand when you’re dusting. If you only spray the leaves with water, it might attract even more dust, so remember to carefully wipe the leaves off with a cloth as well. 

 

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One final mistake that some make is related to your vacuum cleaner. Do you remember to swap it out often - even before it’s completely full? The vacuum can’t work as effectively if there’s too much in the bag, meaning the dust in your home just ends up being moved around.

We hope this can help shed a light on any possible mistakes you’ve been making, so you can get a thoroughly cleaned and styled home! 

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