7 amazing tips to help you get rid of dust

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Dust is a constant force. Your home, your car, your work -- everywhere you go has dust accumulation. Depending on where you live, dust can be a never-ending battle.
The key to successfully keeping dust at bay is to work smarter, not harder. These dusting tips and hints are designed to make dusting less of a chore and save you a lot of time. When performed regularly, you maintain a dust-free environment.
1. Use a foam brush to dust small spaces (h/t The Krazy Coupon Lady)
Foam craft brushes are perfect for dusting small spaces. They easily squeeze into tight places and their sponge texture traps dirt and helps pull it out. Your car vents, household vents, and even the vents in your bathroom exhaust will all benefit from this handy dusting tip.
2. Grab a coffee filter for tight places
Coffee filters are perfect for dusting due to their lint-free nature. The stiff form allows you to maneuver it around tight places, such as your car vents, to get every spec of dust. This inexpensive cleaner can also be used to dust mirrors, electronic screens and other areas you wish to be lint-free.
3. Put down the feather duster (h/t Ebay)
Feather dusters may be fun, but they are not efficient dusters. Instead of picking up dust, they simply spread it around and throw it into the air. Instead of using a feather duster, stick to a slightly damp microfiber cloth. This grabs the dust and keeps it from the air and your lungs.
4. Mix up your own DIY dusting spray (h/t Live Simply)
Don't put wax on your furniture and chemicals in the air with commercial dusting sprays. Mix up your own DIY dusting spray that is safe for the air and safe for your surfaces. Add 1 cup of distilled water, 2 tsp castile soap, 1 Tbsp olive oil, and 3 drops lemon essential oil to a spray bottle. Shake gently and spray on your cleaning cloth.
5. Grab a dryer sheet (h/t Wrapped in Rust)
Baseboards, bookshelves, and the other areas you don't have time to dust frequently can all stay dust free much longer if you simply grab a dryer sheet from your laundry room. It will easily remove stubborn dust while adding a a static-free protection. Dust and hair won't be drawn to the area.
6. Reduce the amount of dust blowing around (h/t Housewife How To's)
When was the last time you cleaned your HVAC vents and duct work? If dust has built up inside your system, you may be simply blowing it into your home. To reduce dust in your home, replace your air filter as needed and give your air vents a good cleaning once a month. If you've never cleaned your duct work, you may find a professional cleaning is a good investment.
7. Keep dust contained (h/t Real Simple)
Dusting ceiling fans is always a nasty job. The dust falls all over you and the floor. Keep that dust contained by using an old pillowcase. Slip it over the fan blade. The top will gently remove the dust while the case catches the falling dust.
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