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We have SO much dust in our house. No idea why, but I'm trying to keep it under control. I dust weekly, with a wet rag, which I rinse periodically in the sink while dusting.

 

I'm looking for a way to quickly dust under beds, the couch, corners, etc. We have hardwood, vinyl and laminate floors throughout our house.

 

I was thinking some sort of Swiffer-type mop would work. But I would need a cloth to go with it that could be damp, rinsed/washed, reused, etc. I would also like to avoid any sort of microfiber cloth. The thought of those microfibers getting all over my house makes me nervous.

 

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We have SO much dust in our house. No idea why, but I'm trying to keep it under control. I dust weekly, with a wet rag, which I rinse periodically in the sink while dusting.

 

I'm looking for a way to quickly dust under beds, the couch, corners, etc. We have hardwood, vinyl and laminate floors throughout our house.

 

I was thinking some sort of Swiffer-type mop would work. But I would need a cloth to go with it that could be damp, rinsed/washed, reused, etc. I would also like to avoid any sort of microfiber cloth. The thought of those microfibers getting all over my house makes me nervous.

 

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We like to damp mop our floors, using just cotton rags wrapped around a swiffer-type mop. Works well enough, since the dampness collects the dust and the rags can be reused. Old pure cotton kitchen towels are great for this. For areas that can't be damp mopped, a feather duster works well for collecting loose dust. For more stubborn dust, like on fabric, the vaccuum cleaner is our tool of choice.

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Lovesong - I use microfiber cloths to dust... What makes you nervous about them? I wasn't aware of any safety issues... Can you enlighten me?

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Lovesong - I use microfiber cloths to dust... What makes you nervous about them? I wasn't aware of any safety issues... Can you enlighten me?


I wasn't aware of any safety issues with microfibre cloth either. We use them for really cleaning things at my home, like mirrors, windows and cabinets. We just don't use them for dusting, because we feel damp cloths and our feather duster does a better job.

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You can put a regular washcloth on a swiffer.


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I have not heard of safety issues concerning microfibers. It's just a hunch I have. I'd prefer to stick with simple cotton. I think I'll try the Swiffer with my own cotton rags. Thanks all!

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