12 Tricks to Rid Your Home of Dust

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.
12 Tricks to Rid Your Home of Dust

Last update: 30 May, 2022

Dusting your home is a job that you should do at least a couple of times of week. Otherwise, dirt builds up and everything starts to look run down and dirty.

Dust is a set of microscopic particles that float in the air and settle on objects, forming a layer of dirt. Although it doesn’t usually cause serious problems, it can also cause a problem for your respiratory health.

While it’s true that just moistening a clean cloth a bit and wiping it over the surface with dust is enough, there are other elements that you can use when cleaning your home.

1. White vinegar

White vinegar can help dust your home.

A solution made of white vinegar and water is one of the best ways to remove dust and disinfect your surfaces. In addition, this product is a known powerful and natural antibiotic, and after its use, it will inhibit the proliferation of germs.

2. Baby wipes

When there are no cloths on hand and no place to moisten them with some water, 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.

3. Baking soda

Baking soda can help you dust your home.
Qualities attributed to baking soda mostly come from popular literature. It’s said to be one of the best natural cleaning agents.

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.

Cloth gloves also allow you to handle and clean objects in a way that reduces the risk of breaking them. They are a counterpart to the famous feather dusters.

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. If the socks are made of a similar fabric to microfiber cloths, all the better!

7. Kitchen tongs

The tongs you use to grab food while cooking can help you eliminate dust from blinds and small spaces. To use them, use the following instructions:

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

8. Microfiber cloth

A microfiber cloth can help you dust your home.

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.

9. Toothbrushes

An old toothbrush can help you eliminate dust from confined spaces, such as windows, the corners of furniture, computer keys, and more. Also, there are some people who use these to clean hard to reach areas of a toiler, for example.

We recommend that before using it as a cleaning tool that you place it in a container with bleach to disinfect it. This way you can use it wherever you want without transferring germs from your mouth.

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. You can moisten them with a product, such as bleach or ammonia, you can reach difficult areas and remove dirt.

Cotton swabs are also useful for removing dust from small metal objects in the house, such as ornaments or charms.

Baking soda and lemon can help you dust your home.

11. Baking soda and lemon

Make a thick paste using baking soda and lemon to clean and polish your shower and other areas with mold and accumulated dirt that are difficult to remove.

12. Homemade cleaner for wood furniture

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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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.