Dusting is vital especially if there are people with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problem in the house. As every other cleaning procedure, dusting also has its own way how to be done properly.
Before you start, open the doors and windows and let the air circulate and the sunshine in. Use a clean feather duster on ceilings and picture rails. End of tenancy cleaning maids recommend always to work from top down. For almost everything else, use a damp cloth, or if feeling flush, a disposable “babywipe”-style duster. Otherwise, unless you are particularly scrupulous, if you use a traditional dry duster, you may find that you are simply redisputing the dust around the room. Here are some more hints shared by house cleaning maids.
To remove a water mark from polished wood, smear some olive oil around and over the stain. Then, using a soft cloth, mix it into a paste with a good sprinkle of cigarette ash. If it is an old stain, leave it as it is overnight. Otherwise rub the paste off and polish.
Store glasses upside down. It helps prevent them getting dusty.
Get rid of candle grease from a wooden table by softening it with a hairdryer, then wiping as much as you can away with a paper towel. Wash the table with a solution of vinegar and warm water, then dry and polish.
A wipe with a cloth wrung out in cold tea will get rid of fingerprints from polished wood.
A quick going over with a shoe brush dipped in black polish will brighten up dusty “coals” in an artificial fire.
Venetian blinds are a magnet for dust. Depending on the type of blind you have, end of tenancy cleaning London experts suggest you to use either the brush attachment or the crevice tool to vacuum them clean. You can also invest in a specially designed duster with several fingers that slip in between the slats for easy cleaning. Cotton gloves are extremely useful if you need to get unto tiny, awkward areas and are the perfect accessory for cleaning fiddly blinds. Put on a pair of cotton or fabric gloves and simply run the slates of the blind between your fingers. You can use the gloves for washing the slats, too.
Do not throw away old socks. Keep them to wear over your hands when you polish - it makes buffing the surfaces much quicker and easier than trying to polish with a regular cloth. Do not forget the hidden areas. Turn chairs and tables upside down and dust, vacuum and polish underneath. Make sure the chair is stable and well supported underneath to avoid putting any unnecessary strain on the back or overall structure of the chair.