Safe method to remove dust from boxes?

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  1. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Long story short we have hard wood floors in the bedrooms at my dad's house. The floors were scratched up badly (mostly from me and my brother rolling our toys on it when we were younger) and he decided to sand them down and then stain them again. He didn't take my toys out of the closet and now my alot of my boxes and a few toys have dust on them.

    What's a safe way to remove dust from my boxes and toys as well?
     
  2. Big_Daddy

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    I use airdusters; compressed air in cans. Works like a charm!
     
  3. wheeljaxx

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    Is there a NON-safe way to dust? i just assume that dusting is dusting, short of using abrasives and acids to scrub toys, i don't thing dusting them can do any harm.
     
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    Blast from compressed air, be careful not to wipe until most of the dust is removed to prevent scratching up your stuff.

    If it's out of a can make sure no residue (not sure if canned dusters contain anything that leaves a residue) is left behind.
     
  5. Sol Fury

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    I use a soft cloth for smooth surfaces, compressed air, Q-Tips and soft brushes for trickier spots, depending on the amount of dust. The fine stuff is the worst.
     
  6. QuinJester

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    I would honestly say that canned dusters are probably "riskier" (as risky as dusting can be...) than a good old microfiber dusting cloth. Canned air canisters have bitterents in them to keep you from "huffing" off them, which, if you hold the can wrong or hold the spray down too long, will spurt foul smelling/tasting oils all over whatever it is you're trying to dust.

    Just ... you know ... give 'em a good shake to get the big chunks o' dust off, then grab a cloth and dust them.
     
  7. Seawing

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    are you talking normal dust or wood dust from sanding the floor?
     

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