Dust used to be a constant issue for us during our first year in Moscow. I didn't know if it was because of the pollution in this huge city we live in, or if it was just because we were in a different place, but I have never had to deal with so much dust in my life! Not only did it make our furniture look disgusting, but it gave us a bad case of boogers. Maybe that’s too much information, but it’s the truth! Dust will do that.
When we first arrived, we could not find a duster anywhere, so if I wanted to dust something, I had to use one of my towels or washcloths. It was gross to see how quickly my white cloths would turn grey.
After several weeks, we found a nylon fiber (?) hand duster at a home store and I quickly bought it. I tried it first thing when we got home. I took it to the dustiest place in our apartment -- my black bedroom vanity. Unfortunately, as I swiped the duster over the surface, the dust did not stick to the duster as it should have. Instead, it just brushed clumsily down to the floor. Grr! What a waste of precious money! So it was back to the washcloths for a while.
Finally, I found a microfiber duster. It has worked great, without any problems. Who would have ever thought that I would feel so giddy to finally get a duster?
However, I have been pleasantly surprised that since our moth-infested rug has been replaced, the amount of dust we get has gone down significantly! Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I dusted and it's not bad. Of course, you can see some dust, but at this moment it is still nowhere near the dust we used to get after only a week of dust last year. It makes a lot of sense now that we got so much dust from the rug. Not only were moths devouring it, but it was just a really old, worn-out rug. Kind of like having a dog or cat, we’d find carpet fibers on us when we weren’t even sitting on the floor, obviously, and we’d sometimes even find it in our food (yuck!).
There are SO many reasons why we do not miss that old rug! The dust is just one of them (and having less boogers is another, of course). :)