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The Best Dusters for A Truly Dust-Free Home

Woman Dusting Kitchen Shelves with a Microfiber DusterMaintaining your Austin home and keeping it dust-free can be a challenge. This is especially the case because many types of dusters move dust around rather than trapping and removing it. It would not only waste your time, but it wastes money, too. If you decide to dust effectively, you need to utilize the right tools for the job. To ensure that you’re getting the best value for your money, take a closer look at the best dusters you can buy and the ones that work most efficiently for your dustiest jobs.

Feather Dusters

Although they may seem impressive, feather dusters aren’t just for the rich and fancy. Rather, they make a durable, all-purpose duster that can take care of your dustiest areas. However, it is necessary to choose the right kind. The one feathers that attract dust are ostrich down feathers. Ostrich down feathers are thick and soft and effectively capture dust. Though they may be expensive, feather dusters made of various kinds of feathers or synthetic materials won’t work. Instead, 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 as great as a duster is wool. Wool dusters attract and collect dust with static and natural lanolin in the fibers. Wool is also really soft, making it the perfect material for dusting delicate surfaces or the ones that scratch promptly. Although wool dusters may not be as common as other types of dusters and can be a little scarce in stores, they are widely available online.

Microfiber Dusters

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

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 most creative styles of duster is one built 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 new alternative is the dusting mitt. Created much like an oven mitt, but with microfiber material, you slip the mitt over your hand and wipe down your surfaces.

Disposable Dusters

One familiar type of duster is disposable dusting pads. These dusters are made up of 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 often come in either dusting kits with a reusable handle or packs of refill pads. Many customers prefer these dusters because you can use them until they are visibly dirty and then throw the pad away.

Compressed Air

In the end, if you want to dust delicate electronic devices or small crevices, one of the best dusters you can use is compressed air. Compressed air is available in cans that you can spray directly onto the area to be dusted, allowing you to blow the dust out safely. Afterward, follow up with one of the other types of dusters to remove anything that remains on the item’s surface.


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