15+ Dusting Tricks For Your Home

Dust is a problem for many people, especially those who have allergies. It can also be a source of health problems as it can contain viruses and bacteria. For this reason, it is essential to keep your home clean. However, it is not always easy. The rush and lack of time mean that we do not always dedicate to cleaning our house.

In this article, we will share some simple and straightforward techniques to get rid of the dust on any kind of surface.

1. Use Baby Wipes

You can use some baby wipes brands such as the Huggies, for instance, to launder and reuse them as cleaning rags. It probably goes without saying, but you should only use the “mildly” soiled wipes for laundering.

You can shake your keyboard to get rid of some of the dust and debris that gathers underneath and in between the keys. But using a baby wipe to remove the dirt and all the other dirty material would level up your cleaning efficiency, that way you will get rid of all the dust and dirt in your keyboard.

Similarly you can use baby wipes of cleaning other dusty and dirty stuff as well.

2. Fabric Softening Liquid

If you are frustrated to see dust fly back to you shinny surfaces right after you clean them then this technique will solve your problem.

You can use a fabric softening liquid to eliminate the static cling that attracts dust. All you need to do is simply dampen your dust cloth with a fabric softener straight from the bottle and dust as usual.

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Mix fabric softening liquid and water, the mixing ratio should be 1:4 i.e. 1 part softener liquid into 4 parts water and store in a squirt bottle. Apply a little solution to a clean cloth, wipe the surface, and then polish with a dry cloth.

This way you can use your fabric softening liquid to get rid of dust attracted by shinny surfaces such as TV screen, laptop, glass etc.

Although you can use the best commercial pressure washer to get rid of the dust and dirt on hard surfaces in your house, there are some delicate and soft objects that you can use a pressure washer on.

3. Fabric Softener Sheets

Another effective technique to reduce the static cling on shiny surfaces in your home is to use fabric softener sheets. If you dust them with used dryer softener sheets, you will get rid of the never-ending cleaning chore of such surfaces.

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Cleaning with fabric softener sheets reduces static cling and keep it from resettling for several days or more. In order to make the results last for a longer time you need to wipe surfaces with static cling with a used dryer fabric softener sheet to repel dust.

4. Soft Fabric Gloves

You can also put on some fabric gloves to dust that collection of glass animals or other delicate items to clean your bric-a-brac thoroughly.

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Doesn’t matter if your chandelier has become a haven for spiderwebs and dust all you need to do is to use soak a pair of fabric gloves with window cleaner and start cleaning. You will get a shiny and dust-free chandelier.

5. Oven Mitts

You might find it surprising but you can also use oven mitts not only in your kitchen but also around the house. Oven mitts are actually great for dusting and polishing around your house.

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Use old pair of oven mitts to clean surfaces, one side of the mitt to polish and wax your furniture, and the other side of the mitt to buff it up.

6. Paintbrushes

Windows screens are one of those surfaces that get dust on daily bases no matter how hard you try to keep them clean and if your window screens screaming out for a good cleaning, stop worrying.

All you need to use a large and clean paintbrush for dusting, after you have dusted the window screens, dip the paintbrush into kerosene and paint both side of the windows screens. Dry off the mesh with a clean cloth.

7. Pantyhose

Another way to dust baking pans and surfaces is by using pantyhose. You can use flour to dust surfaces, just cut the foot section off a clean old pantyhose leg, fill it with flour, tie a knot in it, and keep it in your flour jar. So the next time you need to dust the surface with flour use the pantyhose leg.


If you are having trouble catching dust bunnies around your refrigerator? Round them up by balling up a pair of old pantyhose and attaching it with a rubber band to a coat hanger. The dust and dirt will cling to the nylon, which can easily be washed off before being called back for dusting duty.

8. Old Pillowcases

Your ceiling fan blades are always full of dust bunnies and the fan is barely generating air, worry no more. Get an old pillowcase and place it over each of the ceiling fan blades. Now, slowly pull off the pillowcase that way the blades get dusted and the dust bunnies stay in the pillowcase, instead of parachuting to the floor.

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9. Pair of Socks

Instead of buying those expensive gadgets and gizmos for cleaning Venetian blind slats you can also save some money and use a pair of socks. Just slip a sock over your hand and gently rub the surface to dust it off. To enhance dusting power you can also use some dusting spray on the sock.  


10. Squirt Bottles

Squeeze bottle are always useful, among other applications, you can use a clean squeeze bottle as cleaning tool. If you need to get the dust out of the corners any object such as picture frames and other tight spaces. Squeeze the empty bottle in the direction of the corner, a good blast of air will dust off any corner of any object.

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11. Toothpicks

Apart from cleaning your teeth, you can also use a toothpick to get rid of dirt, grime, and cobwebs in hard-to-reach cracks or crevices. All you need to do is to dip a toothpick in some alcohol and run it through the dusty area. You can also use toothpicks to clean your phone.



It is not convenient to fill your house with small objects. These items with which some people completely fill shelves, shelves, and shelves are a source of attraction for dust. and, in addition, they cause dust cleaning to become an eternal process.

If you still want to have a collection of small items or dishes, store them in a cabinet with glass doors. If you have any questions you feel free to ask them in the comments.

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