Of course, there are plenty of things to get dusty in the dining room: the chandelier; the sconces; the glass-top dining table; the candle holders; the decorative mirror; the hordes of dishes, bowls, serving platters, teacups, crystal, vases and other doo-dads that sit idly on the hutch; etc., etc.
And while I obsess about cleanliness, I am NOT one to take down all these items and dust them off, one by one. AGH! I would go insane! I usually just use one of three methods:
- dust only the edges and/or the things that you can reach easily without breaking anything;
- use a battery-powered duster that spins gently so you can get into those nooks and crannies;
- blow really hard.
Now, THAT's neat!