What is the most efficient way to dust an entire house?


what is best way to "dust" house that hadn't been occupied in over 6 months! Dust pretty much everywhere, furniture, window sills etc!

  7 answers
  • Consider "wet dusting" to pick up everything. I would seriously consider washing the ceiling and walls too. Use a vinegar water solution. For upholstered furniture, vacuum well.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 20, 2019

    Sometimes I use my leaf blower in my woodworking shop to do a major dust removal.

  • Rube Rube on Oct 20, 2019

    It's not quite that bad but thanks for the idea.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 20, 2019

    The leaf blower idea was funny, but...

    First, use your vacuum cleaner with soft brush attachment for furniture and lamp shades, ceiling fans, books, draperies, etc.

    If the walls are dusty, vacuum, then scrub, as needed.

    Use vacuum attachments for draperies and stair carpets, baseboards and heat registers/cold air returns.

    Using a lightly dampened very soft cloth, wipe all wood furniture, then immediately dry. Same for baseboards, window frames, picture frames, etc.

    Vacuum carpets twice, moving furniture to cover all areas, or use crevice tool for hard to reach places, between upholstered furniture crevices, etc.

    Follow with a good coat of furniture polish.

    In the future, I'd canvas tarp (or similar) all upholstered furniture , bookcases, lamps, etc. Easier to shake out and launder covers than deep clean.

  • Rube Rube on Oct 20, 2019

    Olivia, thanks so much for the useful information. I appreciate it!

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  • Gina Hanson Gina Hanson on Oct 22, 2019

    I agree with all of Oliva's suggestions, so the only other thing I would advise is to always clean from the top down. So ceiling/light fixtures first, walls/drapes next, floors next, then furniture. Dust settles as it moves around. I do floors before furniture because it will invariably move dust around. I always dust with a microfiber cloth (love Norwex) slightly dampened. Haven't bought dust spray in years.