If you're like me and have company coming for the holiday season, or just need a little fall cleaning before closing up the house officially for Winter, then there are all sorts of tasks on your to-do list that you don't normally tackle. For instance, cleaning your ceiling and moldings. Here's how to do it the easy way so you don't end up with a mouth full of yuck. If you're lucky enough to have a lambswool duster and low enough ceilings we've found that can be the best solution as the wool has real staying power. They aren't always inexpensive to purchase however and often have short handles. Instead, I use a microfiber cloth and my broom.
By securing it over the bristles (you can use a rubberband, but mine always just stays put) you knock down the dust and spider webs that might exist and they then stick to the cloth. You can of course use a broom without the cloth, but it usually means you'll end up dusting every surface in your room and even the floor afterward. It's a simple trick that can allow you to tidy up with minimal headache.
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