Dust Building Up in Hard-to-Reach Places?

Is dust building up in the hard-to-reach places in your home?  We’ve all noticed cobwebs or a thin layer of dust that’s just out of reach. But sometimes it can get out of hand and be difficult to clean.

With that in mind, here are our top tricks on how to clean hard-to-reach places in your home and what tools to use.

General Cleaning Guidelines

When dusting (and cleaning in general!) you always want to start from the top and work down to the bottom of a room.  That way you won’t spread dirt to places that you’ve already cleaned!

Pro Tip: Before you dust your house, turn the “Fan” option on your A/C unit on.  It will suck up the extra dust in the air to your air filter instead of floating around in the air for you and your family to breathe in!

Supplies You'll Need

Before you get started, gather all of the supplies you’ll need. Be sure that you have the following items on-hand.

  • An old pillow case 
  • Canned air
  • Vacuum
  • Mop
  • Broom
  • Microfiber cloth

Where to Start When Dusting Your Home

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When dusting, start at the top of your room and work your way down. Be sure to dust each of these items.

Ceiling Fans – Dust fan blades with an old cotton or flannel pillow case to avoid having dust fall in your face.

Bathroom Fans – Use canned air or vacuum with your attachment to get rid of the dust between bathroom fan slots.

Ceiling Corners and Above Kitchen Cabinets – Use your wand vacuum attachment to clean cobwebs in the corners or your rooms and to dust the tops of the books.

Walls, Doors, Ceilings and Door/Window Frames – Clean with a dry mop or a broom with a microfiber cloth rubber-banded on it to catch all of the dust.  Then toss the cloth in the washer and you’re done!  You can use this same method to clean behind furniture or baseboards.

Blinds – Put an old, clean sock on your hand, sock puppet-style, to clean your blinds. Otherwise, a microfiber cloth works well for this too.

Next Steps, Work Your Way Down

Dust Building Up in Hard-to-Reach Places?

Once you’ve dusted all of the items that are high up in the room, work your way down. Be sure to clean each of these items.

Upholstered Furniture – Use the skinniest attachment on your vacuum to get between the crevices of your furniture. Take off all unattached cushions for the best results!

Behind Stove and Refrigerator – Move the appliances out and vacuum away any dust.  Unplug these if you can!

Baseboards – Use dryer sheets or microfiber cloths to remove dust either by hand or rubber banded onto a broom.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What should you use to sweep corners and hard to reach places?

Consider using a small, angled broom or a handheld vacuum with a crevice tool attachment. These tools are specifically designed to maneuver into tight spaces and effectively sweep away dust, dirt, and debris.

Additionally, microfiber cloths or dusters can be helpful for wiping down surfaces in corners and crevices where traditional tools may not reach. You can also wrap a broom with a microfiber cloth to help reach into hard-to-reach areas.

Remember to work methodically and systematically, starting from the top and working your way down to ensure thorough cleaning.

How to get dust off of the ceiling?

One effective method is to use a long-handled duster or a microfiber mop with an extendable handle to reach high ceilings.

Start by gently dusting the ceiling in sweeping motions, working from one end of the room to the other. 

Alternatively, a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment can be used to suck up dust from the ceiling. It’s important to exercise caution and ensure the stability of any equipment used to reach high areas to prevent accidents or damage to the ceiling.

How to get dust out of corners?

To effectively remove dust from corners, start by using a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to loosen and dislodge the dust.

Work your way from the top of the corner downwards, ensuring that you reach into crevices and along baseboards.

Alternatively, a microfiber cloth or duster can be used to wipe down surfaces and capture any remaining dust particles. Be thorough in your cleaning approach, paying attention to detail to ensure that all corners are dust-free and immaculate.

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