As I was trying to spring clean a little today, I was in a quandary. I have always dusted first and vacuumed last so I’d vacuum up all the “crap” that went on the floor. I started thinking of an argument that a couple I know have on an ongoing basis.
He says you vacuum first. With his thinking like mine. This way you get all the stuff that ended up on the floor.
She says you vacuum first because of all the dust/hair etc flies up in the air and lands on the stuff you just dusted.
My house was really, REALLY bad. I have two big dogs that shed. I vacuum my furniture everyday but I’m a slacker when it comes to dusting everything off. But I also have 5 cats and they spend the whole winter inside and I was putting away a bunch of their little tents and play toys and I’d already dusted but there was hair flying all over so I know I was going to have to dust all over again which led me to believe both of my friends had a valid point.
I ended up dusting, vacuuming and dusting again. If you were OCD, it may never end!!
So, what do you do? What’s the “right” way?? Vacuum first then dust? Dust first then vacuum?