This Weekend: Must-Do Maintenance To Make Your Home Feel Fresh

This Weekend: Must-Do Maintenance To Make Your Home Feel Fresh

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Dabney Frake
Aug 18, 2017
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Although it doesn't take up space, this unwelcome guest still weighs your entire household down. Getting rid of it completely is almost impossible, but if you strap on your meditative mindset and get to work this weekend —for however long you've got — your home will truly feel, and actually be, a whole lot cleaner, without question.

This Weekend's Assignment: Grab your cleaning tool kit and dust all the flat surfaces both at, and above, eye level.

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Do the Obvious and Hard-to-Clean Spots: It's summer and dirt, pollen, and insects are coming through every one of your home's open doors and windows. Unless you're an Amazon, you probably neglect some trouble spots that are up high and out of reach. And there are always those knickknacks with tons of crevices. In addition to the side tables and window sills, find all the places where dust lingers and take care of it quickly and efficiently.

And Watch the Video! → Cleaning Time Savers: 5 Clever Dusting Hacks

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Discourage Future Dust: Certain conditions make dusting more frequent and time-consuming than it has to be. Make a few adjustments to your home habits, and you'll reduce the number of times you absolutely have to clean.

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Random Dust Bits: If you want to think about dust a little more (and really, who doesn't?), check out these completely miscellaneous posts:

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don't feel like crawling under the bed to dust, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

  • Help motivate others by letting the rest of us know how things are going! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.
  • Check out 2017's entire Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all Weekend Project ideas, so you can pick and choose what to do this weekend.
  • Download our August Home Checklist. It's a free, downloadable, low-pressure list of things to try this month if you want to keep your life and home running like a well-oiled machine. Pick and choose what and how much you want to tackle, and have the satisfaction of crossing them off the list!
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