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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Schaumburg Woman Dusting a ShelfKeeping your Schaumburg home dust-free can be a definite challenge and even a problem. This is exactly right given that many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and efficiently removing it. Pay careful attention: not only does this waste your time, but it also wastes the money! If you want to dust well and effectively, you must have suitable tools for the job. To be certain 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 really just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can work rather well with many of your dustiest areas. But it is imperative to use the most appropriate kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and properly capture dust. Although they can be on the pretty expensive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials just won’t be as effective. Rather, those cheaper feather dusters will just flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture merely moments later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works as effectively 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 a great material for dusting sensitive surfaces or those that scratch immediately. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and may be rare in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more reasonably affordable types of dusters that still work effectively is microfiber dusters. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, but they all execute well 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 fast and simple. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

There are various different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are simple hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster out of corners and across high shelves. A lot of these additionally come with extendable handles to make 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. Designed well with three prongs, this microfiber duster easily moves and slips between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative option is the dusting mitt. Devised exactly as an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you just 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 remove the dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work the exact same way and many times are accompanied with either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people choose these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

One final matter, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the very best dusters you can put into service is compressed air. Compress 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 further follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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