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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Garland Woman Dusting a ShelfKeeping your Garland home dust-free can be an actual challenge. This is definitely true and accurate considering that many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and removing it well. Be mindful: not only does this waste your time, but it also wastes your money! If you want to dust successfully and well, you must have the correct and most efficient tools for the job. To make sure you’re getting the best value for your money, take a closer look at the various types of dusters you can buy and which ones work best for your dustiest jobs.

Feather Dusters

Although they may look impressive, feather dusters aren’t just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can work effectively well with quite a lot of your dustiest areas. But it is critical to pick out the appropriate and best kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and can wholly capture dust. Although they can be on the excessive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials won’t be as successful. Rather, those cheap feather dusters will mostly just flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture, mere moments later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works well as a duster is wool. Wool dusters attract and collect dust with static and natural lanolin in the fibers. Wool is also very soft, making it the very best material for dusting rather delicate surfaces or those that scratch very easily. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and may be scarce in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more decently affordable types of dusters that still work effectively is microfiber dusters. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, but they all carry out the same task: removing dust. 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 simple. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

There are quite a lot of different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are plain and ordinary hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster out of corners and across high shelves. Many of these likewise come with extendable handles to really help you reach the tops of door frames and photo frames. One of the more creative styles of duster is one created specifically for window blinds. Made and designed with three prongs, this microfiber duster just easily slips between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative option is the dusting mitt. Created the same as an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you simply slip the mitt over your hand and wipe down your surfaces.

Disposable Dusters

One popular type of duster is disposable dusting pads. These dusters are made from tiny polyester fibers and rely on static electricity to efficiently attract and completely remove dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work in the same fashion and, in many cases, come with either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people opt for these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

Last point, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the absolute best dusters you can apply is compressed air. Compressed air comes in cans that you can spray directly onto the area to be dusted, allowing you to blow the dust out safely. You can furthermore follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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