Five Ingredients to Remove Dust From Furniture

· July 29, 2018
It's impossible to prevent dust from entering your home. However, you can prevent dust from building up on your furniture and ruining it. Make sure you clean your furniture from time to time.

It’s inevitable: whether you remove dust or not, it will build up on your furniture. Its particles are so tiny that it’s almost impossible to prevent it from entering your home. Every time you open the door to your home, the dust particles in the air and on your clothes seep inside. This dust will definitely find its way onto your furniture.

If you allow dust to build up on your furniture, they will deteriorate faster and will look dull and lose their sheen. Also, dust buildup has serious health effects since it causes allergies and respiratory diseases. This is why you must establish a dust removal routine in your home.

woman dusting

Ingredients to Remove Dust From Your Furniture

In this article, we share 5 ingredients to remove dust from your furniture. Keep in mind that dusting isn’t effective because it’s best to catch and remove the dust, not making it adhere itself somewhere else.

1.- Vinegar and Olive Oil Household Cleaner

White vinegar

The household cleaner is quite easy to make and you’ll only need ingredients you already have around the house.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (20g)
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon essential oil (3 g)
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar (60 ml)
  • 420 ml of water
  • 1 16 oz. spray bottle (500 ml)
  • 1 microfiber cloth

Preparation

  • Begin by mixing the olive oil and the essential lemon oil.
  • Then, add the water and white vinegar. Mix well and pour in the spray bottle when you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Spray the solution onto your furniture and leave on for a few minutes.
  • Finally, wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
  • This solution is very effective, especially on glass, metal, wood, and leather surfaces.

2.- Furniture Wipes

You can also use this solution to keep your furniture dust-free. All you have to do is clean your wood furniture with these wipes once a day.

You can find these furniture wipes in supermarkets at very affordable prices. Frequently using them will prevent dust buildup from staining your wood furniture.

3.- Baking Soda

The dust you see in the light or resting on your furniture is not only made up of soil particles. It’s also made up of your dead skin cells and many germs. These germs include mites and other health-threatening enemies.

Using baking soda to clean surfaces, especially metal surfaces, may also be effective for removing dust. Clean using baking soda following these instructions to make your furniture pop.

baking soda

4.-  Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Vinegar is a caustic agent that helps remove pathogens because its antiseptic effect helps kill microorganisms present in the dust. However, in contrast to this excellent quality, it also has a negative effect. Its smell may permeate the surfaces you wish to clean.

This is why it’s advisable to mix it with olive oil and essential oil. And if you don’t like the smell of vinegar, try using lemon juice. Soak a cloth with lemon juice and clean your furniture with it. They’ll end up looking like new!

5.- Baby Wipes

They’re moist, antiseptic, and cheap. Also, they’re very versatile when it comes to removing dust from narrow surfaces. The best part is that they leave a refreshing aroma.  And if you don’t like how they smell, you can always choose unscented wipes.

We know you have your own tricks to clean the dust from your furniture. Share them with us and tell us what you think of ours!