Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dusting up

Having in the past year assumed personal responsibility for keeping my home clean, i.e. vacuumed, dusted and mopped, I have been attentive to those ads for "wetjets" and fluffy dusters. None of these ads, however, had prepared me for fluffy dusters that shed clumps of fluff as you dust, or for dusting cloths which simply move the dust into bunches and pile it into corners of the dusted surface. And my use of the wetjet has sent me back to my trusty mop for clean floors.

My final word on cleaning materials: Use the tried and tested and familiar forms. The other stuff, probably made in China, is worthless, no matter how many mops you've watched weeping in their seats as their cabs pulled away from the curb. Don't believe everything (anything?) you see on TV.


  1. Yep - Unfortunately nothing beats a 'get down on your knees and scrub that floor' type of clean. I use the mop between those times. :)

    I really wish those newfangled things worked.

  2. I couldn't agree more.

  3. I think microfiber is a good improvement over plain old rags! But otherwise I am with you.