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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