Our house is Victorian, built in 1895. It has/creates so much dust ! I can dust stuff one day and it's back the next. Do any of you know why this is? We do have a log burner in the living room but it's summer and it's not lit, and the dust is upstairs too or is it just the way old houses are?
"I am doing the best I can with what I have in this moment; and that is all I can expect of anyone including me"
Mmm, my old cottage was always dusty, about 300 years old. This house circa 1870 has hardly ever got dust. Just thinking about what 6herry said about refurbs and I know that the ceilings and walls were replastered here not that long ago, so perhaps thats why, old plaster etc causes dust.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Aug 3, 2017 17:57:13 GMT
OMG if you could see the dust in my bedroom today! We bought a new bed which is being delivered tomorrow so I've been cleaning in readiness. There was dust clinging to the inside, vertical head and foot boards. Dust clinging to the wall behind the bed! My house is supposed to date back to 1600s and yes I agree older houses are definitely dustier. If the walls and ceiling are painted and papered how can they give off dust? I remember my mum and grandmother spring cleaning. They would empty every drawer and check for woodworm as they cleaned. They were good teachers but I'm not as good as they were in doing a complete clean. Life is too short!
Despite liking the next paragraph, I am relatively clean lol
Anyway, I saw a letter in a paper years ago, that was rather likeable. It went: My grandchildren were running around my house like crazy things, having a great time, and making a right mess of the place. My daughter came back and took one look at the place and called them over to tell them off. One of the things she said was "Cleanliness is next to godliness." After the kids had gone to get their coats. I said to her "That expression is way wrong, 'cleanliness is actually next to loneliness!'"