Not So Old Dogs can Learn New Tricks

Dear FlyLady,

Your Feather Duster is just so awesome! I never knew? As a child, my mother would make us dust and or hand wash every surface and knick knack (which were in extreme abundance) twice a month on Saturday morning before we could watch cartoons or play. I HATED DUSTING!!! Upon moving out, I avoided it as much as possible. Then I turned to my dusting wand on my vacuum. Didn’t work too well, but I WAS dusting. LOL

When I started getting your newsletter, about 2 weeks ago, I was reading your website and hearing all the wonderful comments about your duster. Then, when I signed up for the meeting here locally, I didn’t want to be the only one without one, so I ordered one. It came yesterday! I was bushed after working all day, but I wanted to give this NEW thing a try, thinking it would prove what I always suspected, DUSTING IS WORK!

Well, you have definitely proved me wrong! I got soooooo excited I called my mother in Nebraska, I live in Illinois. She just laughed! She doesn’t understand, but I plan to buy her one for Christmas! I dusted my whole house, closets, ceilings, air returns, behind the washer and dryer, the furnace room, EVERYWHERE!!! I had to shake it out 22 times!!!!! The house smells so much fresher! My allergies are very bad today,due to all of my vigorous dusting, but I know that will improve greatly now.

I just had to write and thank you! At 45 I have found, you CAN teach a not-so-old dog a new trick!

Flying on now,

FlyBaby C.

FlyLady Here: It is all about making something fun. Whatever duster you use your attitude has to change with it. Dusting can be fun if you think it is. Our duster is made with ostrich feathers if you buy one someplace else make sure it says ostrich on it. Nothing works better. Those disposable dusters they advertise on TV can’t come close to the feather duster action of Mother Nature.

When we got our new extreme duster in Michele and Angie took turns playing with it. If the truth be known they could not wait to get their own.

Now I never dreamed that someone could shake their duster 22 times. This is a great testimonial. I didn’t even know our dusters could do this. The key is to keep shaking that duster outside. Hey if it gets too dirty all you have to do is shake it well and put a bit of baby shampoo on it and swish it around in warm water. Blot it dry and then blow dry it. It gets so poofy then. The reason ostrich feathers work so well is because they have no oil in them and a million tiny feathers that grab hold of the dust. They also love the light. If you store them in a dark place they are not happy. Dust mites will eat them.

Continue to take those babysteps. I don’t want you crashing and burning from dusting all night even if it is fun. Feather dusting my whole house only takes 2 minutes.

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