How to Dust a Room Properly

We are back from Spring Break, which means back to the regular schedule. Mondays are for dusting around our house. I hate dusting. But it is a necessary chore, especially because a build-up of dust can cause allergy and asthma problems (and we don’t need any help with those in our house!). Here are some tips and tricks for making the chore easier and faster.

#1. Remove Everything

#2. Pick a direction – clockwise or counter-clockwise – to go around your room

#3. Dampen (very little water) a cloth or use a Swiffer-style duster (you can make your own Swiffer-Style Duster!).

#4. Start at the top and work down, following your clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.

#5. Shake your cloth out outside as you notice dust building up on it.

#6. When you are back to your starting point, put everything back where it belongs or into a storage or give-away pile. This is a great time to eliminate clutter! Don’t return anything to a room that doesn’t belong there or that no longer has a function in that room.

Following these simple steps will help you get the dusting done more efficiently, freeing you to spend time on things you enjoy a whole lot more than dusting!

Do you have any tips or tricks to make dusting more efficient and effective? Share them in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “How to Dust a Room Properly

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    • Personally, we don’t have knick knacks or excess lamps as I am very much a minimalist. The kids take everything off of the shelves or out of a room and stack it on the floor, dust the space, dust any items that need it, and then replace everything. That is very effective.

    • Actually, taking everything off the selves helps keep the clutter to a minimum. If you know you have to move it every week, you will only keep the things that you really love out.

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