Welcome to Your No-Sweat Guide to Spring Cleaning, a monthlong series that puts the fun (yep, for real!) back into cleaning. We’re talking spruce-ups that take less than 5 minutes, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that hacks, and hands-off cleaning tasks that basically…do themselves—plus our trustiest tools and helpers. The goal: Clean less, go outside more.
I live in a city where dust gets into apartments (without an invitation) through vents, radiators, windows, doorframes—you name it. No matter how often you dust, if you live on the lower floors of a building or in a particularly dusty locale, you’ll never experience the divine satisfaction of the “finger swipe test” for more than a day or so. Dust bunnies need a far less cute name for the constant menace they pose, although they do accumulate quickly and it wouldn’t entirely surprise me if they reproduced on their own.