There may be no more primitive dusting tool than a damp cloth. You will not see it advertised on late-night TV. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work. “The reason that you use a wet cloth rather than a dry cloth,” Dr. Flagan said, “is the liquid introduces capillary forces.” The dust will bond to the wet surface, he said. “And then the particle doesn’t want to pull off.”
It's not like this is groundbreaking advice, unless you're new to cleaning, but what I love about the article: it denies the need for fancy dusting tools and cloths. Clean out your linen closet, locate those worn washcloths and towels and dust away, but only after you've added a little water.
Read the full article from The New York Times here.
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