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Don’t Let the Dust Settle

Forest Woman Dusting a ShelfKeeping your Forest rental home dust-free can be a definite challenge. This is precisely true taking into account that many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and finally removing it. Bear in mind: not only does this waste your time, but it also wastes money! If you want to dust effectively well, you must get the correct tools for the job. To know for sure 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 seriously just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make durable, all-purpose dusters that can work well in plenty of your dustiest areas. But it is relevant to opt for the best available kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and competently capture dust. Although they can be on the, admittedly, quite expensive side, feather dusters made of other types of feathers or synthetic materials won’t turn out that well. Rather, these rather cheap feather dusters will merely flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture really just moments later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works actually 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 just the right material for dusting breakable surfaces or those that scratch quite easily. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and may be difficult to find in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more fairly affordable types of dusters that still work effectively is microfiber dusters. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, but they all carry out 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 nice and easy. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically friendly dusters around.

There are plenty of different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are just simple hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster out of corners and across high shelves. Most of these even come along with extendable handles to easily allow 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. Effectively designed with three prongs, this microfiber duster slips easily between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative option is the dusting mitt. Fashioned very much like an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you just 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 pull and clear away dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work exactly the same thing and many times come with either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people want these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

Lastly, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the  “cream of the crop” dusters you can utilize 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 thereafter follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


Would you like more tips to help keep your rental house spotless? Or maybe you’re looking for a new Forest rental home? Check out our list of available properties and go right and contact us with any questions.

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