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How Do YOU Dust??

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: How Do YOU Dust??
By Kate on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 01:59 pm:

Do you use a polish spray? If so, which one? The thing that really freaks me out about spray is that it gets everywhere...even when just spraying the cloth you KNOW it's going everywhere and I hate for that stuff to hit my carpet/upholstery. In the past I have used plain water in a spray bottle and I've used a dry swiffer cloth but neither seemed to really do anything. I do suppose you're supposed to dust on regular basis :)...that probably helps a lot!! Anyway, how do you girls do it? Do you freak about the spray hitting spots it shouldn't? Then I don't like putting the sprayed cloths in the washing machine and I can't wash them with other items so it's one teeny tiny load and oh it's just a big pain!! Any advice??

By Colette on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 02:34 pm:

I use lemon oil - no spray, just the oil. As far as rags or clothes go, I use old towels that have been ripped up into rags and toss them when I am done.

By Reds9298 on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 02:37 pm:

I use Pledge and an old rag. I don't notice the spray going everywhere I guess. :)

By Bellajoe on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 02:42 pm:

Pledge and a rag and i just throw the rag in with the towels when i wash them. It doesn't harm anything.

No, i don't freak about the Pledge hitting anything it shouldn't. I'm just careful about how i spray I guess.

By Tink on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 02:48 pm:

Ditto Deanna and Patti. Dusting just isn't something worth stressing about in my book, not the cloth, spray or, sometimes, how often!;)

By Tonya on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 03:20 pm:

I don't!!!!

By Jjb on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 03:32 pm:

I saw the title of this and thought it might be you! I was right! According to several antique dealers/specialists you shouldn't use a spray more than twice a year...and when you do you should use Guardian. Sprays leave a very light film on your wood and can dry it out. Dry dusting with a micro fiber cloth is "supposed" to be the best way to dust. But...with finger prints from little one's I find it doesn't do a good enough job, so I've been using water where there are finger prints and a dry micro fiber cloth on everything else. I dread dusting.

By Annie2 on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 03:39 pm:

I'm with Tonya! I hate to dust. When I do I use swiffer cloths.

By Yjja123 on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 03:44 pm:

I vacuum off first then I use pledge orange oil sprayed onto a cloth. I use the Pledge Oil on my antique furniture and they are not dry at all.
I do have to dust a lot to minimize our allergies/asthma.

By Reds9298 on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 04:19 pm:

I'm careful about spraying it I guess. I try to spray close to the surface. I dust about every 2 weeks. I hate doing it but I hate NOT doing it, so it's a lose-lose! :)

By Unschoolmom on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 04:53 pm:


Actually, I DO dust on occasion and I just use a damp cloth.

If anyone is a fan of, "How Clean is Your House?" here's a link to a page of clips...

A little over half a page down is, 'Aggie makes her own dusting rags using real lemon oil.' you can watch the clip.

I love this show. It always makes me feel better to see houses that are worse then mine. :)

By Vicki on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 04:58 pm:

Slightly damp microfiber cloth.

By Amecmom on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 05:44 pm:

I use the duster attachment on the vac or a swiffer. I love the swiffer.

By Cocoabutter on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 05:49 pm:

I use old cloth diapers and lemon furniture spray.

By Kate on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 06:33 pm:

What's a microfiber cloth? The swiffer cloths?

And Jennifer...what made you think the post would be me?? How often have you known me to actually dust??

By Missbookworm on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 08:30 pm:

Dust!? I'm supposed to dust!? :P

By Reds9298 on Monday, March 5, 2007 - 08:33 pm:

It's funny seeing others post on this.:) My sister is exactly like "Dust? I'm supposed to dust?! Whatever!" and I couldn't be more opposite. I was always a "house cleaner" though and took care of most things around the house growing up. It's always interesting to hear the differences on this!:)

By Bea on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 12:02 am:

I use old cloth diapers too, but only use Pledge every other time. A trick I learned in Germany is using white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. It cleans off the old polish, stops it from building up, and it makes your furniture shine.

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