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Dust Issues - Calling Domestic Goddesses!

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NotQuiteCockney Fri 18-Feb-05 11:12:21

I don't know where to begin here. I guess the easiest thing to start with is, I was raised by wolves. I do not understand cleaning etc, I am rubbish at it. I have a cleaner who deals with all the basic regular stuff, thank god.

But I have big clutter issues. Which I'm trying to sort out. Resulting in big nasty dust issues.

Hence the question. If you've just stirred up a bunch of dust in a room, how do you get all the dust out? I know decluttering will solve the problem long-term, which I'm doing, in steps, but right now, how do I de-dust the air?

I've vacuumed a bit, and left all the windows open ... any other tips?

givenupforlent Fri 18-Feb-05 11:13:27

bowl of water?

NotQuiteCockney Fri 18-Feb-05 11:14:48

Really? Ok. Near the dustiest bits?

It's not incredibly dusty in there at the moment, but it's our bedroom, and my initial moving-stuff-around attempts yesterday, at like 3pm, meant it was still dusty enough at bedtime to make sleeping hard ... whoops.

I hate carpets.

Cadbury Fri 18-Feb-05 11:15:32

I would think you'll have to let it settle and then use a damp duster to pick it up.

morningpaper Fri 18-Feb-05 11:17:54

Think Cadbury's right. Hoover now - open all windows - then a wet dust later on.

Blee!

NotQuiteCockney Fri 18-Feb-05 11:22:31

Can I wet dust carpet? Or hoover it again?

Hmm, this makes the baby-steps method of decluttering a bit of a hassle, particularly for the bedroom. Maybe massive blitz to do the rest of it. I hadn't realised how much dust books hold ...

Now to work out how to do a massive blitz with a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old ...

Thanks guys.

Are there any air treatment machine type things that remove dust? That work?

Cadbury Fri 18-Feb-05 13:14:50

No. Don't wet dust the carpet. Hoover that with a nozzle to get it all up after you have damp dusted.

NotQuiteCockney Fri 18-Feb-05 13:22:42

Ah, cool. The idea of wet carpet had me a bit worried.

I think I will stick to baby steps, but only do our room in the morning before the cleaner comes, to save myself this hassle.

I think DS1 is planning to learn to clean from the cleaner, which is an excellent plan, as it will save him from my raised-by-wolves issues.

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