How to Maximise Dust Removal when Cleaning
Most people try and avoid dust build up as much as possible, but truth be told, there's no way to avoid a dusty home completely. The best way to avoid dust build up is to just regularly clean. Although this doesn’t sound like rocket science, or a work around to dusting itself, there is shortcuts and products you can use to optimise your cleaning success and therefore have to clean regularly.
Running your finger along a surface that leaves your finger looking like you’ve had an extension built the same morning or when the sun catches your TV screen and the dust build up is so bad you cant enjoy Game of Thrones are two ideal situations to implement our ideas.
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Put your child’s (or yours, no judgement here) teddy bears, beanbag animals, fabric dollies into a large plastic bag. Then add a cup of baking soda. Secure the top, go outside just in case of disaster and shake well. The baking soda and static will remove the soil and dust. Remove items one at a time, shake off the remaining baking soda, and vacuum the rest using a brush.
For ceiling-to-floor cleaning, a vacuum with multiple attachments is the most efficient tool. Use the various attachments to reach different heights and work from the top down. Once you reach the floor hoover the floor area around the wall in order to pick up an excess dust.
With books, the only obvious exclusion is water-based products. Sph2onge’s microfibre cloth could be put to good use here once again. This will help your books be available off the shelf without looking like an ancient, cursed tome from a Hollywood movie.
With the pandemic came increased cooker, oven and appliance usage. If we’re always at home, we always need to eat and prepare food. No matter how hard you try, there will always be excess food and crumbs that falls behind appliances. This will then build up dust as well as, which will need removing. If possible, move the appliance out from the wall and unplug. Use a long-handled, slightly damp mop to lift dust from the back of the appliance, then wipe floor and walls with hot soapy water. The Bloc by Sph2onge is perfect for this job. You can pick yours up here, today.
The first step when it comes to dusting is knowing which tools you should and shouldn't use. For instance, feather dusters are far from helpful, according to Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab: "This tool simply spreads dust from one surface to another." Instead, use a microfibre cloth. Sph2onge’s Microfibre cloth is perfect for actually capturing dust instead of just moving it from one surface to another.
Computers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, and printers are notorious dust havens. Especially during the pandemic, your home laptop or computer screen has never been given more of a workout. Always unplug the equipment before cleaning. A gentle swipe with the microfiber cloth will do the job, while a soft, long-handled brush will collect dust from crevices. Be sure to vacuum dust from around cords and vents because, along with pet hair, it can clog machines or outlets. Much like the walls, hoover around the floor in order to pick up excess dust you may have dislodged from your electronics.