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Dear Heathen Homemaker,
Why do my Keurig and other electronics get dusty faster than anything else in the kitchen?
It’s weird, isn’t it? You wipe down everything in your kitchen each night before bed, but before the dinner hour the next day you can see a layer of dust on the Keurig. What’s up with that?
Slightly longer answer:
There is way more dust floating around your house than you can imagine. Like, waaaaay more.
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They can, and do, settle on everything but they are particularly attracted to electronics like Keurigs, refrigerators, televisions and the like. The tiny dust particles have a tiny electrical charge which draws them to other things with an electrical charge – like your keurig. Electrically charged disgusting particles fall is love with your electronics and boom! Your Keurig gets dusty faster than the counters do.
OK gross. So the Keurig gets dusty faster. What do I do about it?
Lessening the total amount of dust in your house helps, of course (though the dust that remains will still be more attracted to your electronics than other items). Beyond that, though, try to keep the area around your coffee maker less dusty.
- Regularly dust the wall and kitchen items next to the Keurig
- Clean thoroughly behind and under the coffee maker
- Use a fabric softener sheet to dust the coffee maker
- Make your own dust repellent (recipe below)
Dust repellent spray
1 part liquid fabric softener
4 parts water
Mix the water and softener in a squirt bottle. Squirt a small amount onto a cloth or paper towel and rub on the electronics. You should probably unplug them first, ya know?
Hint: Use distilled rather than tap water to extend the spray’s shelf life dramatically. It keeps it from getting weird and smelly.
Do your electronics get dusty faster than the rest of the kitchen? Do you have any tips for keeping your Keurig from getting dusty? Tweet me or leave a comment below!