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post #61 of Old 01-21-2015, 10:38 AM
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Dusting with a paint brush is very creative and clever! What are the brush hairs made of?
I don't see why dusting with a paint brush is creative and clever. First of all a paint brush will only scatter the dust particles on the surface and the air. The scattered particles will settle else where and will only accumulate overtime. It wouldn't really matter what the brush hairs are made out of. You're never really rid yourself of dust with a paint brush. Heck, even swiffers and OXO aren't as effective as they are marketed as.


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post #62 of Old 01-23-2015, 09:29 AM
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I use paintbrushes or a toothbrush to dust off delicate decor that has small details that otherwise would not get clean with a rag. I find soft paintbrushes useful in dusting those picture frames that have multiple frames and small areas between them that a rag just cant reach. Of course the dust will fly around but I get it up with a microfiber cloth and vacuuming done after. I also use an ostrich feather duster which is great getting in between lots of delicate breakables on a table or shelf and its very good in dusting plants, both fake and real.
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I'm thinking anyone that needs anything that clean has a bigger problem than a paint brush or a tooth brush. Not to mention.... you realize as soon as you fire up the vacuum it gets right back dusty again.... right?

I used to know a guy (Jim) that owned a commercial cleaning company in Kansas City and he always used the sleeve of his shirt to dust with. So I told my other buddy's wife (my other buddy (Ken) owns a cleaning company in Kansas City too) to sew him a sleeve on to a shirt made of a few microfiber towels. So she did and Ken and I gave it to him for Christmas one year.
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post #64 of Old 01-24-2015, 11:33 AM
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I clean homes professionally and using a toothbrush or paintbrush for detailing is great. And my vacuum does not shoot the dust right back onto the item I just dusted. Some items are too delicate to use anything else. Who wants to go into a perfectly clean bathroom only to see dusty knicknacks hanging on the wall covered in little cobwebs. I use a toothbrush to clean grimy light switches. I just squirt a little cleaner on my brush and scrub away. Its sometimes the little things that can make a big impact.
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We've cleaned over 70,000 homes and no one has ever complained yet. And we have had some picky customers. At an average profit of $35+ on each job, it's added up to a couple of dollars profit so while I agree it's the little things that matter.... SOMETIMES... dusting knickknacks doesn't really seem to be one of them. But hey... knock yourself out if that's what pleases you.

I hate to break it to you but every vacuum stirs dust. It's impossible for a vacuum motor to suck air in without pushing it back out. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. Do you realize how much dust you have breathed in since you've been reading this?
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post #66 of Old 01-25-2015, 08:37 PM
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Swifter and microfiber clothes!

Cant go wrong with the microfiber clothes and the swifter!
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post #67 of Old 02-09-2015, 05:48 PM
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I use basically the same that everyone is talking about the swiffer dusters and pledge and so on....
I am wondering if anyone has found a really good site or a book that has cleaning methods for almost every surface and situation there is..... Such as use "this or that"to clean certain surfaces and don't use "this"if your cleaning "this"...
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Yep, love the Swiffers, even though they're expensive. I also use a terry cloth with a small amount of furniture polish on some furniture, if it needs a little extra "cleaning."

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What do you use to dust with?

Of course I don't dust every knick knack as I would be there all day. One of my clients actually asked me to dust her rattan bathroom storage bin with a paintbrush she had under her sink for that very purpose! It works pretty good and I use it. I started carrying my own and use it on certain things I feel need it. Over time dust gets cakey on small items and looks awful (if I can see it so can the client) ..at least this keeps that from happening and sure it flings some dust around but my rag and vacuum get it as I dust from high to low. And of course the vacuum will shoot some amount of dust back into the air but at least I am preventing the build up of crud. I have a client that complained that I didnt dust her bathroom towels! I about fell over when she said that as that was a first! They are decorative towels that hang there but are never used so I use a sticky lint roller and go over them quickly. I also give the tops of door frames a quick wipe with a damp rag as she asked and so I do that in every home. Am I wierd to do that? Maybe! And the door frames don't have to be done every time nor do the knick knacks...at least on the weekly and bi-weekly cleanings.
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Yeah, I always do a quick Swiffer over decorative towel sets to keep the dust build-up away. I also use it to go over the overhead lights and bulbs, the tops of all the towel racks and rings, etc... Then, as needed, I'll wash those items. But keeping them dusted on a regular basis does wonders.
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Vinegar & water. Hey.... y'all use it on everything else!


I'm guessing y'all don't have employees or if you do, you're losing a LOT of money by using Swiffers. No wonder most people don't make as much profit cleaning houses.

Like the saying goes.... be cheap and end up rich!
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I enjoy use the particular lamb's wool extension duster pertaining to walls and also other high places.
For timber surfaces I've fallen in love with vinegar in addition to lemon essential oil used that has a good microfiber fabric.


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Dusting can be done with simple cotton cloth or even vacuum cleaner. However, professionals use different kinds of machines and techniques to leave a beautiful home. Call Angies Janitorial has they have immense knowledge in residential cleaning.
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We use microfiber cloths sometimes dry and sometimes with pledge multisurface. I have been thinking about using some type of backpack vac and I see that it has worked well for some.

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When tackling serious dust and dirt, skip the classic sweep — it'll only move particles around, not pick them up. Instead, capture dust with a soft cloth dampened with water, microfiber dusters, or electrostatic dusters. For ceiling-to-floor cleaning a vacuum with multiple attachments is the most efficient tool. But for hard-to-reach spots or other problem jobs, you need a more targeted strategy: Use a damp mop or rag to remove dust. Never use a dry cloth since this just stirs up mite allergens.
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post #78 of Old 12-04-2015, 08:17 PM
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Our company uses a product line called Method. It is the specific product called Wood For Good Daily Clean Almond Scent. The wonderful thing about this product is the smell it leaves behind and how it will not only clean while dusting, but repels dust afterwards so the need to often dust is greatly reduced. I spray a small amount on a microfiber cloth and wipe any wood surface or area that needs dusted. Does not leave grease or residue and leaves a light shine on furniture. Love this for dusting!

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Yep.... good stuff right there!
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