For once great grandmother was right! Who knew all those Downton Abbey maids were wielding the best housekeeping tool for the 2oth century and beyond? I resisted feather dusters for years, because I thought they couldn't possibly to a thorough job. I was wrong.<br /><br />I recently had expensive blinds installed all over my house. I asked the installer the best way to clean them, because I would always get a dusty build-up that defied removal by my Sw*ff*r and lambs wool dusters. He told me that a plain Ostrich feather duster was best, because the other two kinds of tools both left a residue that actually attracted MORE dust, like silicone and lanolin. The feathers have static electricity, which also attracts dust but doesn't leave a residue. So I broke down and bought one with an extension wand since some windows are tall.<br /><br />This does a great job and is so much easier and faster! I hated dusting, because I had to pick up every item to dust. A feather duster glides over everything and really does the job in less than half the time. Then I just take it outdoors and shake it hard to get rid of the collected dust. No more refills. The extension hand is a necessity for high spots like cornice mouldings, windows, baseboards, etc, but take the handle off for regular dusting.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]