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post #41 of Old 01-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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I like to use the lamb's wool extension duster for walls and other high areas.
For wooden surfaces I have fallen in love with vinegar and lemon essential oil used with a good microfiber cloth.

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post #42 of Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 AM
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I use Microfiber Towels which are very soft and give a great dusting experience.
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post #43 of Old 02-18-2013, 08:16 PM
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I love murphy's oil spray! I just spray it onto a rag and wipe down all the surfaces. If something is really dirty, you can spray it right onto the surface for a little extra cleaning power. You can get the spray they sell or just get murphy's oil and dilute it in a spray bottle.

One of my clients prefers I use just a rag dampened with warm water. Sometimes I add a little soap or vinegar. I don't like this as much as the murphy's oil. it seems to leave spots where the water dries on surfaces and doesn't pick the dust up as well.
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post #44 of Old 02-19-2013, 01:33 AM
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Plastic Handle Colored Turkey Feather Duster, this is pretty soft and it can be used for all purposes. Its length is 14" and handle has a hang-up hole.

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Yes microfiber is good for dust.
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post #46 of Old 03-24-2014, 02:13 AM
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For standard knickknack, picture, ceiling fan, general surface dusting I mainly use a high quality ostrich feather duster (about $15 or less) & the Swiffer extension pole & hand duster deal (keep the feather duster and hand Swiffer in my back pockets. Swiffer duster refills can get expensive like some have mentioned (even if you get them in bulk at Costco, etc), so the feather duster helps to offset their pricey-ness. Also, they both work well and suck in different instances. Swiffers are not good if you have to dust a ton of small and/or lightweight knickknacks on a shelf and they will snag on wood, or those grass or bamboo-like window shades, and leave little Swiffer wisps behind. Dusting with a feather duster is great for small, sensitive, and snag-prone items and makes dusting much quicker too (periodically bang it on your ankle/shoe to shake excess dust to the floor and keep going to town, easily deep cleaned too). But there are instances on smooth surfaces where you can't beat a Swiffer duster head.

I have also used microfiber mitt (for those stupid fake plastic plants people insist on decorating with) or cloths in more troublesome dusting situations where dust is built up and just seems to stick. Sometimes things need a good spray and wipe first for maintenance dusting with a Swiffer or feather duster to be effective on an ongoing basis. I have heard a lot about lambswool, but haven't experimented with that yet.

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post #47 of Old 04-09-2014, 11:02 AM
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I use the Norwex dusting mitt and enviro wand! It works wonders! No chemicals needed and it lasts forever! Message me for details!
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post #48 of Old 04-28-2014, 12:40 AM
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Microfiber cloths for me, although I have found that some cheap ones are quite bad with leaving behind lint. A good microfiber cloth however, makes dusting fantastic.

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post #49 of Old 04-28-2014, 09:31 AM
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Norwex is microfiber! And the best their is!
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Agreed, Microfiber all the way!

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I agree with Willam..

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You can use a feather duster. It is good to attract dust and fun to use. But when you have to clean serious dust and dirts, skip the classic swap. Use a microfiber cloth and unplug before using any electronic device. You can also use soft-brush vacuum attachment or electrostatic mop.
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I use the vacuum cleaner for removing dust, I think it is the best tool because it helps in removing dust without spreading it around into the air or onto other surfaces.
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We also use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust and pet hair from the baseboards, under the furniture. It makes it much easier to mop the floors.

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post #55 of Old 11-08-2014, 06:12 PM
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I use the Pledge Orange Multi-Purpose cleaner...it works great on Stainless Steel appliances, granite, leather and wood. I dont have to carry so many different cleaners! I do like to use my homemade wood cleaner: 1 cup water/ 1 cup vinegar/ 2 tsp. dawn dishsoap/1/4 tsp. olive oil and I add 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil. It really smells good and cheap to make.
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post #56 of Old 11-20-2014, 12:09 PM
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I use vacuum most of the time and microfiber towels for surfaces that I want to avoid scratching like counter tops and vases. I gave up on Swiffer and OXO a long time ago as they just spread dust around. Do note that you don't need to dampen microfiber towels to clean most surfaces.
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post #57 of Old 11-30-2014, 02:40 PM
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We use a soft brushed head on the vacuum to completely remove dust and then wipe with microfiber cloth. Eliminates the problem of spreading dust around.
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post #58 of Old 01-15-2015, 10:04 AM
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Dusting with Murphy's Oil Soap

I don't do too much regular cleaning which involves dusting, but when I am cleaning walls with finished wood baseboards and trimming, while I am wiping down the woodwork with Murphy's Oil Soap, while I am taking down wooden picture frames from the walls, I wipe down the frames with Murphy's Oil Soap also.

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post #59 of Old 01-15-2015, 10:49 PM
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I use microfiber cloths to dust with. But I have recently discovered that a good quality Ostrich feather duster works great on tables and shelves that have a lot of delicate knick knacks, breakables etc that would take forever to remove each piece and then dust. Using a cloth is a bit clumsy and time consuming. I also like to use it on delicate light fixtures and chandeliers. I also use a paint brush to dust small decorative items that would otherwise snag a cloth or be too heavy to use. I do like the Pledge Multi-Purpose because it cleans so many things and I especially like that it does a great job on Stainless Steel appliances.
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post #60 of Old 01-16-2015, 09:36 AM
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Very creative and clever way to dust!

Dusting with a paint brush is very creative and clever! What are the brush hairs made of?
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