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Dusting is simple right? I mean, all you do is grab a duster from the cupboard, give a few surfaces a quick wipe over and away you go.

Sorry to tell you this but there’s an art to dusting and it isn’t quite as simple as you think. Too many people are clueless or misinformed about dusting and this means their homes are being neglected as a result.

To spare your blushes we’ve written a new blog about dusting at SCS, it’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it!

Get the tools for the job

Before you even think about dusting make sure you are equipped for the task that lies ahead of you, fail to use the right tools and your dusting efforts will be in vain. Microfibre cloths, feather dusters and the humble vacuum cleaner should be prepped and ready to go, they’ll make short work of dusting tasks.

Think about where you are going to dust

Basically all surface areas are prone to dust but there are certain areas you’ll want to tackle on a regular basis and other parts of the home that could be left for a couple of weeks or so. Furniture, window ledges, mirrors and mantelpieces should be dusted once a week, coving, valances and hard to reach areas could be left for longer, tackle the main areas first.    

Work from top to bottom

Dust higher areas first and clean lower surfaces later. Do this the opposite way around and you are wasting your time, dust drops down onto previously cleaned areas and you’ll have to start over again. Use feather dusters or wand attachments on the vac to reach high areas, then gently clean lower surfaces afterwards.  

Go easy with the muscle power

Dust with all your might by all means just be careful not to rub too hard because this is counter-productive. Rub too hard and you produce static on surface areas, this is like a magnet to dust. You’ll see it rise into the air and drop straight back down, go gently and the dust is gone for good.

Still think dusting is simple?