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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Montrose Woman Dusting a ShelfKeeping your Montrose home dust-free can be an issue and quite a challenge. This is mainly accurate on the account that many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and completely removing it. Take note, not only does this waste your time, but it also wastes the money! If you want to dust successfully and competently, you want to use the correct tools for the job. To ensure 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 actually just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can work well in many of your dustiest areas. But it is essential to pick and use the correct kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and effectively capture dust. Although they can be on the fairly expensive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials won’t succeed as much. Rather, cheaper feather dusters will simply flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture only moments later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works great as much 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 suitable material for dusting dainty surfaces or those that scratch quite easily. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and may be unavailable in many stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more cost-effective types of dusters that still work effectively is microfiber dusters. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, but they all work really well and accomplish 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 short and sweet. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

There are lots of different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are uncomplicated and simple hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster out of corners and across high shelves. Many of these come with extendable handles to definitely 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. Fashioned with three prongs, this microfiber duster readily slips between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative option is the dusting mitt. Intended to work as with 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 effectively attract and eliminate dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work in a similar way and mostly come along with either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people desire these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

One final note, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the most effective dusters you can actually use 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 subsequently follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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