Fabric lampshades can be tricky to dust not only because dust clings to the surface but because they are often delicate and easily damaged. Vacuuming with a soft-bristle brush is effective and generally safe if you do it gently. Another way to do it is with a microfiber cloth, again gently.
Here is a great idea for cleaning your blender without taking all the moving pieces, including the sharp blades, out. Put some warm water, baking soda, and dish soap in it and push pulse a few times. A good labor-saving technique.
Further idea for your spring cleaning:
Instead of dusting the surfaces in your home, use a damp cloth to wipe them down. And be sure to get: window sills, baseboards, and lamp shades.
More spring cleaning ideas:
1. de-clutter: clothes, books, pantry items
2. wipe down vent covers
3. clean out overhead light fixtures
4. clean the dishwasher
Here is the first of several spring cleaning entrees. Good projects for spring:
1) have curtains cleaned
2) clean filters like over the oven
3) clean oven
4) clean fridge
5) wash windows.
As this sloppy season continues here's a tip for your floors. Be sure to vacuum or sweep your entryways weekly to prevent the grit from scratching your floors!
Here's a laundry hack for busy people. Do you ever find that you have to go somewhere and can't wait for the dryer to finish up so you're clothes get wrinkled? Here's what you can do: Sprinkle some water on those wrinkled clothes and run them through a dry cycle again.
To keep the task from building up, plan to do a quick check and swipe with your weekly restocking. Don't forget to wipe the undersides of jars.
Here's a short video with some suggestions for organizing your pantry:
Have some closets that need to be tidier? Here is a systematic approach to paring down and organizing your closets: