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Think Your Home is Dust Free?

I always considered myself a pretty good housekeeper and liked things to be nice and tidy. My house may not have passed any “white glove” tests but I was pretty consistent on waging war on dust because it makes me sneeze something awful!

While changing rooms around and moving big heavy massive furniture, I found out that I wasn’t winning the war on dust in certain places. I admit that I love huge elaborate furnishings, but they are hard to move by myself. My bedroom set is no exception. It is solid oak, weighs a ton and takes up a lot of space.

Even with the draws out of the dresser it was still a struggle for two guys to move it. I sure don’t pull it out to clean on a daily or weekly basis! Anyway, yep, dust on the back of it and if you look inside where the runners hold the drawers…bits of dust in there too. How does that happen?

The bed frame is another surprising little hiding spot. Who takes their bed totally apart and cleans the rails? Well you might be surprised by the amount of dust that can collect in the L shaped side rails that the mattress fits into. I sure was!

Dismantling it all and moving it to another room was the perfect opportunity to find spots that dust was lurking in and do away with it. Maybe I won’t dismantle it totally any time soon again, but I will at least take the drawers out and check those little roller guides and a few other hiding places in all the nooks and crannies on a regular basis.

How often do you move dressers, beds with massive headboards or other really heavy furniture away from the wall and dust their backsides? How about a kitchen stove or refrigerator or your washer and dryer? This got me to thinking about all kinds of things in my house that hadn’t been moved in a while. I wonder what’s lurking behind those things!

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Ellis wrote on November 18, 2014, 11:36 AM

Dust, if left long enough, makes an ideal productive

Ellis wrote on November 18, 2014, 11:37 AM

Sorry that should have said 'Protective' layer...

AngelSharum wrote on November 18, 2014, 11:54 AM

I have no illusion that my house is dust free any longer. I used to be a neat freak, but now I do good to clean once a week. It's not a mess or anything, but not the way I really like it.

SLGarcia wrote on November 18, 2014, 5:03 PM

A colony of dust bunnies I would imagine!

bestwriter wrote on November 18, 2014, 7:43 PM

Shifting heavy furniture is never done here just to clean up the dust. But there is even space around it that makes cleaning easy. Anyway it is difficult to be dust free.

seren3 wrote on November 18, 2014, 9:46 PM

Oh my gosh. No hope moving the fridge. I bought a new vacuum with a smaller powerhead so I could get to smaller places under furniture with it.

idyll wrote on November 18, 2014, 10:44 PM

i've same experience too, while i'm sweeping the floor back to front, when i reach to the middle, the back is already covered with dust again. so normally i close the windows and doors closed :D

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 19, 2014, 11:33 PM

Then my home is well protected, then. Wish it was more productive.