Dust is never welcome in a house. Not only does it make our house unsuitable, but dust causes allergens.
Curiosity Insight presents tips and tricks for removing dust from furniture, plants, tiles, and other surfaces. Good dusting!
1. Remove dust from wooden furniture
To effectively remove dust from wooden furniture, the best solution is a microfiber cloth.
Indeed, pass a microfiber cloth on the wooden furniture to trap and remove all dust easily.
Once the dust has been removed, clean the varnished wood with soapy water and dry with another microfiber cloth to make the wooden furniture shine.
2. Remove dust from walls and ceilings
Over time, dust forms and settles all over the house, even on walls and ceilings.
As the dust is very light, it is essential to trap it effectively. Otherwise, it may settle elsewhere, and everything has to be started over.
Here’s how to properly dust the walls:
- Mix some liquid dish soap with cold water in the sink.
- Soak a microfiber cloth in the solution and attach the soaked fabric to the Swiffer type broom.
- Wash all walls and ceilings with the broom and the cloth (rinse and change the microfiber cloth regularly).
3. Remove dust from plants
As we said earlier in this article, dust settles everywhere, even on houseplants.
It is essential to dust off green plants as the dust can block the respiration of the plants and prevent chlorophyll from forming.
So here’s how to clean the dust off the leaves:
- 1st solution: Clean each of the leaves of the plant with a soft, damp cloth (only water).
- 2nd solution: Shower your green plants with cold, lukewarm water about once a season.
- 3rd solution: Take the plants outside on a rainy day and leave them out until they are dehydrated.
You can also spray a mixture of water with a little beer to add shine to the foliage of the plants.
4. Remove dust from a blind
If you are looking for a quick trick to remove dust from blinds slats then 2 solutions for you:
Use a hairdryer to dust :
If you want to quickly and easily remove dirt from the curtains in the house, use a hairdryer. You need to set the air in the hairdryer to cold (so as not to damage the slats with too hot air) and pass it near the slats to remove all dust.
Use a microfiber cloth to clean a blind:
The microfiber cloth is an excellent product to have at home to dust each of the slats of a blind. Just clean each of the slats with the dry cloth to trap the dust.
5. Vacuum cleaner, brooms, and mop
It is essential to clean the floor and other surfaces regularly to avoid always having more dust and dirt in the house.
Using the vacuum cleaner:
Get in the habit of vacuuming all hardwood floors, rugs, and other floors around the house. Remember to change the vacuum bag to avoid ending up with even more dust in the air.
Use the broom:
If you only have a small area to sweep and clean, the use of the broom may do the trick very well.
Finish with the mop or a Swiffer type broom:
Once the “big” dust has been removed with the broom and the vacuum cleaner, we pass the mop to clean the entire floor.
6. Shake rugs and rugs against dust
Even if you vacuum the carpets and rugs around the house, there will still be dust and other stubborn dirt.
So if you have the time, shake the rugs, rugs, and even sofa cushions as often as possible.
Take a piece of wood or a broomstick and knock on all surfaces of cushions and rugs.
7. A mixture of grease and dust in the kitchen
With cooking food in the kitchen, dust becomes much more challenging to clean up due to the greasy particles in the air.
If the tops of your cabinets are very dirty, dusty, and greasy, we have a recipe to help you clean it up.
- Pour hot water into a container.
- Add Marseille soap and black soap.
- Clean the tops of the cabinets with a cloth or sponge.
Once the tops of the cabinets are dry, apply parchment paper to prevent dust and grease deposits. It will be much easier to clean next time.
8. How to dust off a computer keyboard
Have you ever cleaned your computer keyboard? Over time, dust, food crumbs, and other dirt can get trapped inside the keyboard.
Use a compressed air cylinder:
The best trick to removing all the dust trapped between the keyboard keys is to use a canister of compressed air. Just blow the air between the keys to dislodge all the dust and other grime on them.
You can also use this product to dust other electronic devices or places more difficult to reach with a cloth.
9. How to make a homemade dust remover
Do you like to make recipes and home remedies? Here is an easy to make dust remover recipe:
- Pour a liter of cold water into a spray bottle.
- Then add 1 teaspoon of liquid black soap.
- Add 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
You can also add a little linseed oil to this dust suppressant. Linseed oil is excellent for wood.
10. Prevent dust from settling on furniture
If you are tired of always having to dust the furniture in the house, I have another anti-dust recipe for you!
Mix equally the following ingredients:
- Linseed oil (or other vegetable oil)
- White vinegar
This recipe allows you to both clean, nourish the wood and protect the furniture against dust.