Lately I’ve had an obsession with dust. Dust seems to be accumulating at a crazy rate in my house. I constantly see dust on tables, walls, picture frames, and blinds. My husband tells me that its normal, but I’m 99% sure he is lying to keep me from doing something radical. I swear to him that I’ve never experienced so much dust in my entire life and he always replies with, “Well you were raised by Debbie.” Ummm I don’t understand how my being raised by Debbie completely zeroes out my concerns, however it seems to be the end of every Dust conversation we’ve had this month. Yes, Debbie is clean. Yes, I grew up in a house that had vacuum marks in at least 3 rooms at all time. Yes, we scoured our bathrooms hardcore 2x a week. That does not mean though that dust is just something that happens! Argh. Seriously, this dust situation has me thinking of renting some sort of air filtration/humidifier to clean out the air in my home.
Anyway, today I spent a large portion of my day dusting my bedroom from ceiling to floor. Literally. With mop in hand I wiped down the ceiling, fan blades, walls, blinds and baseboards. I also washed every piece of textile in my room. (Washing my bedding is an obsession too.)
Dusting was going ok until I discovered that my drapes had fell victim to dust too. I guess I get so focused on surfaces that I fail to notice the dust accumulating on drapes. With a dust meltdown threatening to consume me, I put on a brave face and decided it was time to SAVE MY DRAPES!
Today I only had time to vacuum and lint-roll my drapes, however I’m hoping to find an easy tutorial for deep cleaning them. Any ideas? Do you steam your drapes? Spray? Help…
There is nothing like stripping off dirtied bedding and waiting for the fresh sheets, coverlet, and pillow cases to get out of the dryer!
The minute I completed making my bed Piper of course had to soil my perfectly cleaned space. Luckily I’m more obsessed with her then cleaning. What a vicious cycle.
This is me finally getting done with D-day around 5:30 pm. After all my hard work I was tempted to climb into bed and take a short nap… but realizing I hadn’t showered today, I quickly gave up the notion and moved my dirty-self to the family room floor.
Tomorrow Dusting 2.0 will begin and I will be one room closer to a less dusty home.
If you have any tips that would ease my dusting/drape burdens, please tell me.