To Keep the Dust Off: What Trick the French Invented to Forget About Dust for Weeks

The clever French have a tip that prevents dust from settling on furniture and other surfaces. They use it to their full advantage in expensive hotels and museums.

For many housewives, dust seems like an insurmountable problem. Especially in the summer, when you have to keep the windows open (for draught and fresh air) – but as a result, everything in the house is covered with a layer of dry gray street dust. It’s unpleasant to the eyes, and it’s also hazardous to your health because breathing that stuff isn’t your best option.

The clever French have an excellent tiphack about this, how to make sure that the dust does not land on furniture and other surfaces. It is widely used in expensive hotels and museums, for which this country is so famous.

There’s a penny-perfect way to reduce the amount of dust in the air.

French remedy to prevent dust from sitting on the furniture, for a few hryvnias.

After wiping the furniture with a damp microfiber cloth, drop a couple of drops of regular (even pharmaceutical, even food) glycerin on the surface, and rub it with a dry cloth.

This is a very budget-friendly way to get rid of dust. After all, in pharmacies glycerin costs an average of about $ 10-14, that is, almost any Ukrainian can afford it. It will last a bottle for a long time. And even longer your furniture will shine, praising your household skills with its well-groomed look.

What to put in your cleaning water to keep the dust off

An ordinary fabric softener diluted in water in a ratio of 1:4 will keep you away from “dusty” problems for a long time.

You can wipe the furniture with this solution, or you can spray it with a sprayer.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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