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Best Dusters for A Dust-Free Home

Woman Dusting Kitchen Shelves with a Microfiber DusterMaking sure that your Westborough home dust-free can be a challenge. This is especially correct since many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and removing it. Not only does this waste your time, but it wastes money also! If you want to dust effectively, you need the right tools for the job. To be sure you’re getting the best value for your money, take a deeper look at the best dusters you can buy and which ones work best for your dustiest jobs.

Feather Dusters

Though they may look notable, feather dusters aren’t just for the rich and fancy. Instead, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can tackle many of your dustiest areas. But it is vital to choose the right kind. The only feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and effectively capture dust. Although they can be on the expensive side, feather dusters made of other kinds of feathers or synthetic materials won’t work. Rather, cheap feather dusters will flick dust around the room where it will settle once again on your furniture moments later.

Wool Dusters

Another natural material that works 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 the perfect material for dusting delicate surfaces or those that scratch easily. While wool dusters are not as common as other types of dusters and maybe a bit scarce in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

One of the more affordable types of dusters that still work effectively is microfiber dusters. These dusters come in a range of sizes and styles, nonetheless, they all accomplish the same task: removing dust. Microfiber is one of the best dusters because it is made of tiny filaments that rub together, creating static electricity. This static attracts dust, making dust removal quick and easy. Microfiber is also washable and reusable, making it one of the most economically-friendly dusters around.

There are numerous different styles of microfiber dusters. Some are simple hand dusters, with an easy-grip handle that lets you maneuver the duster into corners and across high shelves. Some of these also come with extendable handles to help you reach the tops of door frames and photo frames. One of the more creative styles of duster is one fashioned specifically for window blinds. Designed with three prongs, this microfiber duster slips between the slats and grabs dust on both sides with every swipe. Another innovative choice is dusting mitt. Designed just like an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you slip the mitt over your hand and wipe down your surfaces.

Disposable Dusters

One common type of duster is disposable dusting pads. These dusters are made from tiny polyester fibers and rely on static electricity to attract and remove dust. Both name brand and generic brand dusting pads work the same way and regularly come in either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many people like these dusters because you use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

Finally, if you need to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the best dusters you can use is compressed air. The compressed 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 then follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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