Are you tired of having a dusty home?
Do you want to do something about it?
If so, you’ll find our guide on the best dust cleaning products to be exactly what you need.
Below, you’ll discover what the 12 best dusting tools are you can buy today to eliminate dust and keep it out of your house for good.
We’ve divided this list into three sections to make it easy for you to find what you need:
- Products 1-5 are for Surfaces
- Products 6-8 are for Hard to Reach Areas
- Products 9-12 are for Floors
Best Dusting Tools for Surfaces
1. HEPA Air Purifier
How would you like to keep dust to a bare minimum inside your house without lifting a finger?
If that sounds great, then an air purifier is what you need.
Air purifiers are machines that draw air into itself and pass the air through a series of filters. These filters capture microscopic particles like dust and deliver clean air back into the room.
To be effective against dust, however, the air purifier must use a HEPA filter. The best dust air purifiers are actually ones that use what’s called a “True HEPA filter” which is a material that’s been certified to capture 99.97% of dust particles down to 0.3 microns in size.
Take a look at our post on the best air purifiers for dust to see what’s available for your needs and budget. As we said earlier, using an air purifier in your home can drastically cut down on the amount of dust that accumulates.
2. Microfiber Cloth
Microfiber cloths are another excellent dusting tool because they grab onto dust and don’t let it release back into the air.
While they’re made to be used dry and not wet, you can dampen it slightly if you’re finding an especially dusty surface that requires a bit more friction. However, don’t use cleaning products with a microfiber cloth. Chemicals can ruin them. Only use water, if you use anything at all.
And, be sure to rinse the cloth out with water after you’re done using it in order to get rid of trapped dust.
3. Lambswool Duster
If you want to use a duster, try one that has lambswool.
You use it the same way as a feather duster but it’s much more efficient. Lambswool has natural lanolin oils which combine with static electricity to attract and hold onto dust.
Additionally, these types of dusters are great for dusting in hard to reach and irregular places as well as flat surfaces around the home.
Keep in mind that a lambswool duster does require some routine maintenance. Always wash it with soapy water after each use in order to clean out the gunk and keep it functioning well.
4. Dusting Wipes
One of the best cleaning products to always have on hand are dusting wipes.
These wipes perform the same function as a microfiber cloth and duster all wrapped up into one. However, you get the luxury of throwing them away after each use.
Dusting wipes are great for quick jobs and those times when you don’t want to go through the process of using and cleaning your other dusting tools. Plus, a bulk pack can last you several months if you use them sparingly.
5. Furniture Polish
Your set of surface cleaning products wouldn’t be complete without a can of furniture polish.
Furniture polish is a good thing to use because it helps protect your wood furniture from scratches. Just be sure to follow directions on the back of the can to prevent buildup or damage to your wood surfaces.
Best Dust Cleaning Products for Hard to Reach Areas
6. Extension Pole Duster
If you have high ceilings, fans or windows in your home then an extension pole duster is a must have item.
These poles come in a variety of lengths and can help you reach as high as 14 to 26 feet without using a ladder. Simply twist the ring on the pole in one direction to loosen the inner shaft, extend it to the necessary length, then re-twist the ring back in the other direction to tighten it back up.
Another one of the best dusting tools you may already have lying around the house is a paintbrush. If not, they’re relatively cheap to buy.
Paintbrushes come in a variety of sizes and the soft, natural-bristles make them an ideal dusting product. They’re great for cleaning things like lamp shades or objects around the home that have intricate designs. You can even use a paintbrush to get into the corners and crevices of picture frames.
8. Compressed Air
Similar to dusting wipes, it’s always good to have certain time-saving dusting tools on hand like a can of compressed air.
Compressed air is a quick and easy way to clean electronics and other devices where a dusting cloth is not practical like computer keyboards and piano keys.
Compressed air is also great because it blows dust away without leaving any residue.
Best Cleaning Tools for Floors
9. Swiffer Dry and Wet Mop
One of the major reason why more people don’t mop their floors is because of the hassle it takes to gather all of the right materials: a bucket, mop, cleaning solution and water.
The Swiffer Dry and Wet Mop has changed all of that.
This dusting product allows you to quickly clean your hard floors with either a dry or wet setting. All you have to do is switch out the cleaning pad.
The dry pads includes a thick cloth that can conform to most surfaces and even grout lines. The wet pads dissolve dirt, grime and dust while locking it away inside the material.
Just be sure not to use the wet cloths on unfinished, oiled, or waxed wooden boards, non-sealed tiles or carpeted floors. Otherwise, you may damage them.
10. iRobot Braava Jet 240
Want the benefits of a shiny dust-free floor without doing any of the hard work?
The iRobot Braava Jet 240 is the answer.
This little machine zips around your house tackling dust, dirt and stains. It also gets into hard-to-reach places such as below cabinets, into corners and around toilets with ease.
You can choose between a dry or wet mop setting too. And, it has an edge-to-edge design so it can clean up to the edges of your baseboards and cabinetry as well.
11. HEPA Vacuum Cleaner
Every home needs a vacuum, but not just any vacuum will work for combating dust. It needs to be a special kind in order to remove the most particles.
If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner that includes a HEPA filter, we highly encourage you to buy one. Similar to an air purifier that uses a HEPA filter to remove airborne dust particles, a HEPA vacuum cleaner can remove up to 99.97% of dust particles down to 0.3 microns in size.
A non-HEPA vacuum cannot guarantee its effectiveness against fine dust.
You may be wondering why we have a doormat listed as one of the best dust cleaning products, but once you find out why, it will make perfect sense.
A doormat can stop a lot of dust and dirt from entering your home which will help cut down on our need to clean. A pro tip to trapping the most grime is by using two doormats—one outside and another just inside the doorway.
Just be sure to take your doormats outside and give them a good shake every two weeks in order to keep the dust particles under control.
We hope you enjoyed this list of the best dusting tools and products. By having just a few items in your cleaning arsenal, you can keep a dust-free home with ease.
We encourage you to really consider our number one tip about using an air purifier in your home as a way to reduce dust accumulation. This machine can do a lot of initial work of removing dust indoors which will let you extend the time between your dusting chores.