Dusters ‘R Usย ๐Ÿ˜€

I find that dusting is nearly at the top of the list of the most disliked chore when it comes to house cleaning by my customers. It’s time-consuming and sometimes a very dirty job. But dusting is really rather important as it reduces the risk of sickness and allergies.

In my cleaning business, to quickly and efficiently accomplish this task, I use five different types of dusters:

โ€ข Microfiber cloths
โ€ข South African ostrich feather dusters
โ€ข Retractable feather dusters
โ€ข Microfiber dusters
โ€ข Dome Shaped Cobweb Dusters

You didn’t know there were so many kinds, did you? I’ll explain how I use each one.

1. ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ are used for heavier dust in large areas. You can even use them with a product like ‘Endust,’ but be sure to spray it on the cloth, not directly on the furniture.

microfiber cloths

2. ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ข๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐——๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, with large feather plumes, are used for large areas but for more delicate things like statues or pictures. These kinds of dusters need to be shaken outdoors to be rid of the dust, or dust particles will land right back on the object you’re dusting.

I have a caveat caution though for using ostrich feather dusters; KEEP THEM AWAY FROM DOGS! I used one of these in a home with a dog, who ended up ripping it apart, thinking it was a bird.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

And for those concerned about the ostrich’s safety, ostrich feathers are taken from them without suffering to the bird. Ostriches have many layers of feathers for insulation that range in size from very short to extravagantly long. The method of removing their feathers does not kill the ostrich.

3. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ (๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ) ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐——๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ comes in a plastic tube and is easy to carry around. Use them for small areas and small delicates.

4. ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐——๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ are used for dusting ceilings, walls, areas where there is sawdust from construction work, and in homes that have not been cleaned in a long time.

5. ๐——๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ ๐——๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ are great for getting into corners of ceilings and walls.

Try some of these, and see how they work for you.