The Maids has cleaned tens of thousands of homes over the last 40 years, so we know a thing or two about dusting—and we’re ready to share what we’ve learned with you. First, you’ll be happy to know that learning how to get rid of dust is easy. All you need are microfiber cloths and water—and the right approach.

While the tools used to reduce dust in your home are important, it’s the field-tested dusting techniques we’ve learned that make the difference. Here’s how to reduce dust in your house using the same process that helps us create cleaner and healthier homes across North America.

How to Eliminate Dust In Your House

If you want to reduce dust in a house, you need a cleaning strategy. Whether you’re dusting the whole house or a particular room, our proven dusting methods start with the basics:

  • Remove ceiling cobwebs, dust from ceiling fans, and dust on the tops of curtains, then work your way down to baseboards and air vents. Starting at the top is the best way to get rid of dust.
  • Pick up items on shelves and counters and dust underneath them, then dust the items before putting them back.
  • Use dry microfiber cloths and your vacuum to pick up dust, then use damp ones to finish the job.

Now let’s move on to how to eliminate dust room by room:

How to Get Rid of Dust in the Kitchen

  • Dust the ceiling fan and light fixtures with a dry cloth, then vacuum the tops of your cabinets and wipe them with a damp microfiber cloth.
  • Clear everything off the kitchen counters and wipe down the counters with a dry microfiber cloth and then a damp one.
  • Pull out your fridge and vacuum the coils, vents, and floor. Finish up with a damp wipe.

How to Eliminate Dust in the Living Room

  • Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures (always start high) with a dry microfiber cloth, and use your vacuum to dust the curtains.
  • Wipe down wooden furniture, electronics, and other flat surfaces with a dry microfiber cloth, then damp wipe the furniture to give it some shine.
  • Vacuum cushions and pillows, then vacuum beneath the cushions and in the crevices.
  • Vacuum carpets and damp mop hard surface floors with a microfiber mop.

How to Clean Dust in the Bedroom

  • Keep your comforter, duvets, pillows, and other bedding clean to minimize the amount of dust that accumulates.
  • Dust your ceiling fan and light fixtures with a dry cloth and use a damp one to wipe down the tops of dressers and other furniture.
  • Vacuum both sides of your mattress, and if you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your mattress, or how, we’ve got you covered.
  • Vacuum or damp mop your bedroom floor.

Now you know how to get rid of dust using the same methods as the pros. Want more pro tips for keeping your home cleaner and healthier? Check out our extensive library of DIY cleaning guides to enjoy a clean home more often.

Whether you do it yourself or let The Maids take on the dirty work, we’re here when you need us. Learn more with a custom estimate for your home cleaning needs.

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