12 Tricks to Rid Your Home of Dust

January 16, 2019
Next time you dust your home, you can try a few homemade tricks that will make that unpleasant job much easier. In addition to that, you’ll avoid using chemical products that can be harmful to your health.

Dust is a volatile substance that’s present in most environments and usually reaches the interior of your house through the doors and on the soles of your shoes.

Its presence not only mars the appearance of your furniture and other items, but long term, it can also cause a problem for your respiratory health.

Although not everyone has an allergic reaction to dust, over time it can affect the health of your lungs and even weaken your immune system.

The most worrisome aspect is that it will inevitably build up around your house. Furthermore, making it necessary to clean and remove it.

Fortunately, there are plenty of homemade options to remove dust with ease and without having to resort to more expensive chemical products.

Today we want to share 12 of the most interesting tricks with you so you’ll try them the next time you need to dust.

Check them out!

1. Baby wipes

baby wipes to dust

Wet wipes or baby wipes are a great way to get rid of the dust that becomes trapped between computer keys, around wooden furniture, and on other household items.

Use it to remove both dry and sticky stains.

2. White vinegar

A solution made of white vinegar and water is one of the best ways to remove dust and disinfect your surfaces.

This product is a known powerful and natural antibiotic, and after its use, it will inhibit the proliferation of germs.

Do not forget to read: 8 Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

3. Baking soda

baking soda

By adding a spoonful of baking soda to warm water, you’ll get an environmentally friendly cleanser that removes dirt, stains, and bacteria.

Spray it on dusty surfaces using a spray bottle and remove any excess with a microfiber cloth.

4. Cloth gloves

Cloth gloves are ideal for dusting delicate items such as chandeliers, lamps, glassware, and any other decorative items around the house.

Dust adheres more easily to this type of material than to a normal towel.

5. Makeup brushes

Are you having trouble removing dust from corners and small spaces? Take a makeup brush or paintbrush and use it to scrub those hard-to-reach cracks.

6. Socks


By tying some old socks to a long stick you can remove the dust that builds up beneath wooden furniture, the refrigerator, and other appliances.

7. Microfiber cloth

A microfiber cloth is the best choice for cleaning tv and computer screens that emit lots of static electricity.

Remember that you can’t spray those items with cleaning products, so apply them to the microfiber cloth first.

8. Kitchen tongs

The tongs you use to grab food while cooking can help you eliminate dust from blinds and small spaces.

Wrap them with soft strips of cloth, affix them with rubber bands, and rub them over the areas you want to clean.

9. Toothbrushes

multicolored toothbrushes

An old toothbrush can help you eliminate dust from confined spaces, such as windows, the corners of furniture, computer keys, and more.

10. Cotton swabs

If you have some cotton swabs in your medicine cabinet, try using them to remove dirt from small corners and other places that are difficult to reach.

11. Baking soda and lemon

Make a thick paste using baking soda and lemon to clean and polish your shower.

Do you want to know more? See: 6 Great Uses for Baking Soda

12. Homemade cleaner for wood furniture

homemade wood furniture cleaner

Wood furniture is typically the place that accumulates the most dust and debris inside the home.

Because this material is more delicate and tends to become opaque, we recommend making a special cleaner to disinfect it and leave it looking flawless.


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (16 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon essential oil (3 g)
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar (62 ml)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of water (312 ml)
  • 1 spray bottle

What should you do?

  • First of all, add the olive oil to a bowl and mix in the lemon essential oil and white vinegar.
  • Stir it well for a few seconds and add it to the spray bottle along with the water.
  • After, spray only the amount you need, wait for a few minutes, and wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.
  • Lastly, repeat this process if you notice that your furniture is still looking dingy.

Did you know about these homemade tricks for cleaning dust? Above all, stop making your life more complicated and try one of them the next time you need to clean your home.

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