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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Columbia Woman Dusting a ShelfEnsuring that your Columbia home is dust-free can be a bit difficult. What makes it so is that a lot of dusters don’t really remove or trap dust; they just move dust around! This results in a lot of time and money wasted. Effective dusting can only be accomplished with the right tools. For a duster that’s a really good bang for your buck, look for one that does the job you want it to.

Feather Dusters

Thought to be fancy, feather dusters aren’t just for the rich. Truth be told, they make for really great dusters since they are durable and all-purpose. However, it’s wise to pick out the right kind. For example, ostrich down feathers. These are the only kind of dusters that actually attract dust. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and successfully capture dust. Although they can be on the expensive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials won’t work. Alternatively, cheap feather dusters will flick dust all over the place, including your furniture.

Wool Dusters

Made out of natural material, wool dusters are also a great choice! Wool dusters attract and collect dust with static and natural lanolin in the fibers. For delicate surfaces that scratch easily, wool is the dusting tool of choice because it’s so soft. Even though they may not be widely available in your locality, wool dusters are sold all over the online market.

Microfiber Dusters

Microfiber dusters are one of the more affordable ones that still work effectively. With the goal of removing dust, these dusters come in a variety of sizes and styles. Microfiber works so well because it is made of tiny filaments that rub together, creating static electricity. This static attracts dust, making dust removal quick and smooth. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

Microfiber dusters are manufactured in a variety of styles. There are those that are ordinary hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you direct the duster out of corners and across high shelves. A number of them come with extendable handles to assist you in reaching the tops of door frames and photo frames. But, for window blinds, there is a specific duster built for those. Designed with three prongs, this microfiber duster slips between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another choice pick would be the dusting mitt. It may look like an oven mitt, but it’s made out of microfiber and it is used to wipe down surfaces.

Disposable Dusters

A disposable dusting pad is another one to consider. These dusters are made from tiny polyester fibers and rely on static electricity to attract and remove dust. Regardless of brand, these dusters accomplish the same thing, and they all come in either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people choose these dusters as their personal preference because it’s easy to tell when it’s visibly dirty. Once that happens, they just throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

Finally, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the best dusters you can use is compressed air. The compressed air comes in cans that you can spray onto whatever surface or pocket you’re trying to dust. And then, you can opt to use the other types of dusters to clean the remaining areas where they apply.

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