I’ve lived in flats, houses, a wooden shack and even a van and one thing that appears to be common to all these environments is dust – especially if you have a wood-burning stove it seems!
However, after years of ‘keeping house’ I would like to share a tip that really cuts down on the dust and the dusting chore 🙂
When you use a dry duster to wipe the surfaces, the dust tends to float around. You’ll collect some on the duster but a lot will simply float in the air until you turn your back, then it will settle down onto the surface you just wiped… ho hum…
And if you use a spray polish or cleaner first, you’re adding to the maladies of the planet, inadvertently of course.
So, here’s an idea.
Rummage around the fruit bowl until you find that lemon you know you forgot about – if you really haven’t got an old lemon, you can use the end of one or even the peel. No lemons at all? On your next shop, cross off polish and add ‘lemons’ to your list.
Then you need a clean, washable cloth and a bowl of warm/hand-hot water.
Either squeeze a little lemon juice or rub a little zest from the lemon peel onto the surface you’re going to clean. Wet the cloth, squeeze out excess water and wipe across the surface. Don’t use too much lemon. It can be a bit sticky. You won’t need it anyway.
OR squeeze some lemon juice in a bowl of water first, and just attack your surfaces with a bowl of lemony water and a cloth 🙂
As well as reducing the need to dust so often, you leave a lovely light lemon scent around your home.
AND you get to reduce the aerosols and chemicals clogging up your credit card, cupboards and our wonderful planet.