- Vacuum instead of dust. Get a lightweight canister vacuum or an upright with an optional hand-held hose, turn the power to low, and vacuum instead of dusting. You will be amazed at how much time and effort this can save.
- Use a microfiber cloth to make cleaning easy. Microfiber has a slightly tacky surface that attracts dirt and dust like a magnet. Use for dusting, for soaking up spills and polishing. Slip on a pair of microfiber gloves and run your hands over your blinds, furniture, bookshelves, chair rails and carvings and just watch the dust disappear. For tougher cleaning jobs, moisten with water to improve the cloth’s cleaning power. Microfiber cloths are available in the cleaning products section of your favorite department store.
- Use an old sock as a dust cloth. Simply dampen the sock with dusting spray or furniture polish and slip it over your hand. This way your arms and shoulders do most of the work.
- Use a lint roller. If, due to coordination or strength issues, it is difficult for you to clean, try using a lint roller to clean lampshades too delicate to vacuum or to pick up pet hair from furniture or floors. A lint roller is easy to use, and the sticky surface picks up dust and dirt anywhere you can roll it.
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Shelley Peterman Schwarz, Neurology, answeredHere are some tips to make dusting easier if you have arthritis.