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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Franklin Woman Dusting a ShelfKeeping your Franklin home dust-free can be a real challenge and concern. This is, in particular, definitely accurate for the reason that many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and successfully removing it. This does not only waste your time, but it also wastes the money! If you want to dust properly, you require effective tools for the job. To know for certain 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 just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can definitely handle many of your dustiest areas. But it is significant to pick the right and suitable kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and capture dust effectively. Although they can be on the quite expensive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials just won’t work. Rather, inexpensive feather dusters will flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture hours later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works great 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 superb material for dusting sensitive surfaces or those that scratch easily. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and may be sparse in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more economical types of dusters that still work effectively is the microfiber duster. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, but they all fulfill 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 fast and easy. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

There are countless different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are plain and simple hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster out of corners and across high shelves. A few of these likewise are accompanied with extendable handles to aid you to reach the tops of door frames and photo frames. One of the more creative styles of duster is one created specifically for window blinds. Devised with three prongs, this microfiber duster slides between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative option is the dusting mitt. Formed the same as an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you 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 draw-in and clear away dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work the same manner, and most of the time, come in either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people favor these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

One last note, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the great dusters you can make use of 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 later follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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