Few people are OK with dusting, let alone like it. Comprehensive dusting is so reviled that it is a service people pay for in their homes all over the country. It is part of the basic service in any cleaning package, whether once a month or weekly.
Dusting is effectively the easiest way to get the place looking better than the average home; there is no denying that. It is also often the best place to start when cleaning, because then you have it easier picking stuff up off the floor, like strewn toys, cushions. Missing an area is easy, but it is also easy to later spot the area you missed. And this is why you need to be thorough.
Move Items Out Of The Way
Before starting off, take the time to move the things which are in the way. This takes less time and bother than picking something up the instant before you clean under it. Also, make sure to put everything back in its place. If you have found this hard to do in the past, and something always ends up misplaced, just take a picture in your cell phone before moving anything.
After you get the ceiling fan clean, it just makes the job easier the next time. If you have let it get dirty, there will be that one time where you need to deal with a lot of dust, but from then on, it is a breeze.
Only the better services even touch these. Baseboards are an important part to making the house look clean. It wouldn’t matter if everything else were spotless; dirty baseboards would stick out. Get a damp mop or a vacuum to clean them.
Other Basic Areas To Dust
Dusting just these areas is not a thorough approach, but it sure makes the place more presentable if you’re pressed for time and expecting a guest to arrive soon.
The bed frames, not leaving out the side rail
The side of cabinets and armoires
Chair legs, especially of any in the living room
The legs and bases of the dining room table
If you need a fair amount of vacuuming in the home, lift the couch cushions and dump the crumbs and debris on the floor first. Do not wait to do this until you have started vacuuming – that will be more work.