Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: White Lake, MI (hometown: Bronx, NYC...adopted hometown: Bradenton/Sarasota, FL)
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.
Last edited by lunamartinmi; 03-24-2014 at 02:19 AM.