Weekend Projects

This Weekend: Give Your Home a Fresher Feel With This Mindless But Must-Do Task

updated Apr 30, 2019
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The saying that nothing is certain except for death and taxes should be revised to dust and taxes. Because, no matter what you do, it’s a constant. It’s from dirt coming through open doors and windows, pollen, air conditioner vents, insects — you name it. The best you can do is wipe it down, and minimize the surfaces it will cling to in the future.

This Weekend’s Assignment: Dust your living space, then make it less necessary to do more often.

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Seek & Destroy: Find all the places where dust lingers and take care of it quickly and efficiently.

→ How To Dust Small & Hard To Reach Places

→ Quick Tip: Dust Your Ceiling the Easy Way

→ How To Make Your Own Lemon Dust Cloths

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Minimize Future Dust: Certain behaviors and environmental conditions make dusting more frequent and tedious than it has to be. Cut down on the number of times you clean with just a few adjustments.

How To Avoid Dusting (And Still Live Happily Ever After) →
Better Sleep & Allergy Relief: How To Banish Dust Mites from Your Bed → Sage Tidbits of Cleaning Advice I Learned from the Shakers
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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:

You May Love This Bizarre Article About the Existential Implications of Dusting →

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.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our August Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!