How to Bust Dust Once and for All

Is there any household chore more pesky than dusting? Just when you get done wiping every spec away, thousands of new ones come in to take their place. However, you might be creating more work for yourself depending on how you dust, which is why knowing how to clean dust properly is so crucial. Today, SWOPT Cleaning is here to give you the lowdown on dusting done right, complete with our favorite dusting hacks and techniques.

Our Go-To Dust-Busting Tips

Even if you only manage to incorporate a couple of these into your regular cleaning routine, you’ll still likely be better off than if you stuck with your old, dusty ways. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite and most effective dusting methods.

Move from the Top Down

Ever notice how a single swipe can kick up a flurry of dust? This is why starting from the top and working your way down is so important. What’s more, you’re less likely to breathe in all the nasty particles found in dust like this. Speaking of nasty particles, what is dust anyway?

  • Skin flakes
  • Dirt
  • Dust mites
  • Bug parts
  • Pet dander
  • Cloth fibers
  • And more!

It’s a good thing most of this stuff is invisible to the naked eye.

Working from the top down makes sense, then, as dust bunnies in the penthouse suite will eventually settle to the floor, making for a relatively easy “floor dusting” with a microfiber dust mop.

Show Your Electronics Some TLC

…or else! Shockingly, many older electronic devices emit harmful substances like phthalates, flame retardants, and even lead. While most big-name electronic companies have long since phased these out, this translates to dusting your older electronics a little more frequently so that these substances don’t clog up your home’s air for too long. Wipe down your older electronics with a microfiber cloth twice a week or so to keep these toxic emissions at bay.

Keep It Clean with Some Green

The types of cleaning products you use can also contribute to airborne irritants in the home. For example, traditional cleaning products made with harsh chemicals are more likely to release toxic phthalates, thereby rendering your dusting a bit useless.

We recommend sticking to all-natural cleaners instead. Below is a list of some of our top picks:

  1. Dr. Mercola’s Greener Cleaner Multi-Surface Household Spray
  2. Method All-Purpose Cleaner, French Lavender Scent
  3. CleanWell Botanical Disinfectant All-Purpose Cleaner
  4. White House Cleaning Vinegar, Lemon Scent
  5. Attitude Multi-Surface Citrus Zest Cleaner

The best thing about these cleaners? They’re all under $6 and are made with biodegradable ingredients. Talk about a win-win!

Time to Get Dustin’

With new dusting techniques and an arsenal of some of the best all-natural multi-purpose cleaners around, there’s no reason for you not to go give your house its weekly once-over. Of course, these products and techniques pair quite well with SWOPT Cleaning’s microfiber duster, so don’t wait to get yours today. Thanks for reading and keep checking back for new blog posts!