If you have tried spring cleaning, you know how hard it is to get rid of dust. No matter how hard you try to scrub and clean, the surface that once glimmered is covered in only a matter of days, and continues a vicious circle you don’t want to be a part of. So how do you get rid of dust permanently? Using these tricks will not only help you cut down on the total level of dust in your home, but also cut you’re cleaning routine by half the time.

Fabric Softener

Anyone that has done laundry knows that these little sheets not only smell great, but also deter static cling. Static cling is one of the main reasons dust collects to our electronics, collectables and the tops of our furniture. By using fabric softener, you not only rid your items of dust, but also cut back on the amount of dust that should collect in the future. To start, clean of any surfaces with the proper cleaner. If you can’t find a cleaner, diluted vinegar and water works beautifully. Take your fabric softener and run over the freshly cleaned surfaces with them.  This will create a barrier for your dust bunnies and should prevent the build up previously seen.

Damp Cloth

One of the biggest mistakes people make is using a feather duster to clean off the dust. Imagine for a second your personal dusting routine. You take a feather duster; you wipe off the collectables and walk away. The problem with this, what goes up must come down. All you have done is take the dust and make it airborne. Within minutes the dust is going to settle back onto the items you have originally dusted making all of your dusting efforts completely useless. By using a wet cloth this not only creates a glue for the dust to stick to, but it also allows you to actually clean your objects.

Using these methods you should find your dust levels decrease dramatically, leaving you more time to do what you really want to do.

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