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    Default How do you dust?

    I am wondering how you all dust? Do you use a featherduster, some sort of spray and soft cloth, an old sock etc. etc. etc?

    I usually use an old sock but I do have a featherduster. I think the featherduster just moves the dust around. I would like to buy some spray to give my furniture a nice shine but I don't want anything too toxic.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    For the past few months I've been using Pledge duster plus.

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    I use a Swifer duster, it grabs the dust. I also use Pledge and a dustrag on certain things.

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    I use a damp cloth on most surfaces. On the high stuff (7ft tall windows & doorways, 11ft high ceiling fans, etc) I use the swiffer duster w/ the extender handle.

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    As little as I can. LOL I use the Swiffer duster. Works well

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    I use my daughter, lol! That is one of her chores. I also use a damp cloth and when I really clean, I use Old English Oil.
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    I also use the Swiffer duster. On certain things I use a damp cloth.

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    I use Pledge and a rag from old clothes
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    ~I use an ostritch feather duster. To allow it to pick up dust and not just move it around you need to expose it to humidity. It fluffs up all those little feathers and picks up great. Then go shake the dust outside. I just hold the duster over my sink or washer or shower when I'm running warm/hot water. Every month or so I dampen an old sock and make my wood surfaces shiny. It's never dusty in here and I spend less than 1/2 an hour a month dusting.~

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ1972 View Post
    I use my daughter, lol! That is one of her chores. I also use a damp cloth and when I really clean, I use Old English Oil.


    My boys get stuck dusting most of the time. We just use whatever we're currently usind for dusting. About evey forth time or so I use Lemon Oil of some sort on the wood stuff. And when I've got the time I've been known to use bees wax.

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    I use microfiber towels! They are REALLY cheap in the automotive supply section at Sam's

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    Dusting is another one of those chores done by the kid's around here as well. They either use a Swiffer duster, an old cloth diaper with Pledge, or an old cloth diaper with a water/vinegar mixture. It all depends on what I grab and give them.

    For the ceiling fans we have a fluffy looking duster on a long handle. They also use this for the corners of the ceiling, above doorways, window blinds, the crown molding, etc...
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    when I dust (... when) I use some old fleece... if I want it to be 'grabby' I turn on and off the tv... it makes the fleece staticy and clingy... DD loves to dust NOW
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    I use different things at different times. I use a damp cloth, a microfiber cloth, a feather duster, an old sock, a swiffer duster and sometimes polish.

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    I use the Enddust with allergen reducer with an old wash rag. That way it can be dumped in the washing machine when I am done. I love the swifter things but they just don't fit in the budget at the moment.

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