Girls, Auntie Vicky is a LITTLE surprised at you
I’ve been amazed by how many of the young’uns have balked at my spring cleaning tip for dusting ceilings, walls and light fixtures. Girls, of course you have to do that — to get rid of the dust and guck that has accumulated over this long, long, long winter that's just passed. Think of it as exfoliating the air.
I used to use a tres retro feather duster. This year, I succumbed to the lure of a Swiffer, taking it through the house from top to bottom. I loved it, and my obsessive self was thrilled with the thought of grabbing and disposing of all that dust/pet dander/detritis. I found that one fluffy duster has a pretty long life, as long as you shake them out a bit after use. Use the flat mop for walls and ceilings. Look for webs and dust. Ditto, btw, on the life-time of dust pads. Next on my to-buy list is the Swiffer extender, which adds length to the hand duster - great for people who, like me, are vertcially challenged.
When that's done, vaccuum everything - including mattresses and covered furniture. Yes, girls, that too - did you people not take Home Ec? (C'mon - see "once and year", and "exercise" in post below.)