Dusting is one of those jobs that we all have to do. No matter how many times we do it, we still have to do it again and again. Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201 suggests making your own treated dust cloths for just pennies.
Use your favorite cleaning product to make up a bucket of hot, sudsy water. Add a couple of teaspoons of turpentine. Throw in some clean, cotton dust cloths, stir so that they get saturated, and let them soak for 8-10 hours, usually overnight. After they have soaked, wring them out and air dry them. As soon as they are dry, they are ready to use.
Another solution that can be used for your dusting cloths is the following: mix together 2 cups of hot water and one cup of lemon oil. Dip lintless cloths into the solution. Squeeze thoroughly and air-dry. Store in a covered metal can- like an old coffee can.
For dusting hard-to-reach and high areas, use a good lambswool duster. Do not use a feather duster. It simply shifts the dust around. A lambswool duster attracts dust, is easily washed and can be used for years. Look for these at home centers, janitorial supply stores, mail order catalogs, or on websites that sell cleaning supplies.
To keep dust off blinds, refrigerators and glass-top tables, mix a solution of 1 part liquid fabric softener to 4 parts water. Spray on or apply with a soft cloth and dry with a soft cloth. This will repel the dust.
Use cornstarch to remove extra furniture polish and wipe off fingerprints on wood furniture. Shake a little on the surface and polish with a soft cloth.
Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il 60201 suggests making your own dusting cloths to make your job easier and faster.