10 best dusting tips for your home

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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 tongĀ 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.
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