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post #1 of Old 02-15-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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What do you use to dust with?

I use swiffers and the OXO microfiber duster.

I run across homes where the duster just moves the dust around like it's being repelled instead of attracted.

The damp rag works but don't like using it on everything.

Anyone use the Pledge multisurface cleaner?
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Dusting

I used to use a dustmop for floors, but now I use a backpack vacuum to clean and it is much faster. Plus it has a brush attachment that allows you to dust everything with vacuum power. It allows you to dust much higher than you could normally reach. I also use microfiber cloths for dusting. I find that it usually unnecessary to dampen them.

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the wand attachment on the back pack vac does work well but there is a product called stretch-n-dust that has a touch of linseed oil in it and traps fairly well. you can wrap them around the fuzzy extension dusters as well.
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I use a microfiber cloth for my dusing...it seems to trap everything. And personally, I love the Pledge Multisurface. Just hate how small it is in size compared to normal cleaners.

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Always carry a microfiber, and of course swiffer dusters. Pledge is my favorite product, good on most surfaces from granite to glass to formica but am not crazy on the multipurpose pledge except on black furniture, as it leaves no streaking.
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a feather duster may look fancy or even fun to use. When you’re tackling serious scuzz, though, skip the classic sweep — it’ll only move particles around, not pick them up. Instead, capture dust with a soft cloth dampened with water or your favorite multipurpose spray or furniture polish, whichever is appropriate for the surface.



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looks like the microfiber duster is the pick! I as well use microfiber cloth and occationally swifter duster.


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Love the Swiffer wet cloths, they seem to get stubborn dust that a broom just spreads around.
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post #9 of Old 05-30-2011, 07:37 AM
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I use the swifter dusters on things like blinds and baseboards. Along with microfiber cloths.

For light fixtures and ceiling fans, - A good quality- soft paint brush in various sizes.

I'm using pledge for wood furniture, but I think I am going try the multisurface stuff I have seen.

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I use swiffer ( with extenders) for ceiling fans and light fixtures. I also use the "wuzzy" to remove the dust on blinds and reachables. Then I use a microfiber cloth ( wet with water and pinesol) to thoroughly dust and clean.

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Dusting

I use the labms wool dusters. They are cheaper than the swiffers as you don't have to replace all the time. If you use the real labms wool it has a natural oil to leave a bit of a shine, and it collects the dust rather than just moving it around.
They come in various sizes
Small for wine glasses, nick nacks,
long for furniture,
xtra long to reach the ceilings
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I use an ordinary microfibre cloth damped with homemade cleaning solution

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Always Swiffers, you only have dust dust once.
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i finally stopped using my old feather duster. Swiffer is the way to go.
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Dusting

I do use the Pledge Multisurface Cleaner. It works great.
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I used to use a dustmop for floors, but now I use a backpack vacuum to clean and it is much faster. Plus it has a brush attachment that allows you to dust everything with vacuum power. It allows you to dust much higher than you could normally reach. I also use microfiber cloths for dusting. I find that it usually unnecessary to dampen them.

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There is a study floating around some place that shows your method is about twice as effective as just dusting.
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post #19 of Old 07-29-2011, 10:49 AM
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SWIFFER DUSTERS!

Those bad boys really work fast (especially with the long handles).

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post #20 of Old 08-19-2011, 09:36 PM
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I was using swiffer dusters for ceiling fans if I couldn't reach them by hand, cob webs, walls, vents, tops of window frames basically large reachable areas.

I use microfiber cloths. I spray the cloth with Pledge wood oil until it's lightly saturated. I then make my way around the room doing the wood.

I also use microfiber to dust glass surfaces. Vinegar and water for cleaning/dusting agent.

Lastly I have another cloth that is lightly sprayed with vegar and water for picture frames, statues, knick knacks, lamps etc.

There have been some places with extremely heavy dust. In these cases we used a shop vac to blow the dust first from behind electronics, TV's furniture ext.

For hardwood floors it varied. Honestly, it seemed like we never used the same procedure twice on different customers.
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