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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

Just keep sweeping the remaining line into the dustpan. It'll shrink more and more each time you sweep it, until in the end there's nothing left of it. It also helps to change the angle of sweeping ...
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

Just blow it back around the floor and pretend it never happened. If a rug is available, traditionally you would sweep it under the rug. Explanation: if it's not enough dust to sweep up it's not ...
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

This is a widely known lifehack. Use masking tape - just tape the front of the dustpan to the floor. It should cover the gap between the floor and your dustpan. (Image taken from this Reddit thread.)
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

I use a hand held vac on the small particles of dust that won't sweep up. My mother always dampened a paper towel and wiped up the dust that way. Either is logical and works perfectly.
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

move the dustpan backwards when sweeping the last few bits into it. I've done this for years and it helps greatly. 2-3 of those usually gets it all.
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

Modern dustpans have evolved a compliant rubber lip that already assists with this task. Using a feathered bristle brush with light downward pressure also moves the dust sideways over the lip instead ...
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

As a computer guy, I realized that the remaining dust is an exponential problem. This realization would have been bad for a mathematician: It means that true cleanliness can only ever be approached, ...
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What is the best way to clean up the spider webs?

I use the vacuum cleaner, with the long tube but without a brush. When most of the spiderweb has been removed you can use the duster or the item in your picture to remove the leftover bits, keep your ...
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How do I avoid the huge amounts of dust that collect around my computer?

Dust collects not due to static, but due to the computer fans drawing in air. The only way to avoid this, is to buy a computer that doesn't need fans (passive cooling). For now: don't place your ...
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

Sand the edge of the dustpan down to a knife's edge. Reason the the bigger stuff gets swept up and the fine dust doesn't, is the edge of the dustpan is dull and rounded. You need to sand it down to ...
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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?

Use a soft toothbrush thin enough to get inside the holes marked followed by a vacuum pipe sucking all the dust out of those tiny holes. Soft toothbrush will disturb the dust and break the binding or ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

First you should activate the "thorough rinsing" option on your machine (if it has one). Modern washing machines seem to be manufactured mostly for the ads and less for the actual washing ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Assuming you are not forced to use a duster, I'd suggest cleaning the boards with water in the following way: There are special tools designed to clean windows one is called t-bar and squeegee. You ...
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How to remove dust from clothing without washing?

In days of yore people would hang garments, curtains, rugs and other fabric items up and beat them. Beating loosened the dust which would fall or be blown away on the breeze. This method is rather ...
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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

A sheet of paper can serve as a makeshift dustpan. Hold it in the middle on one of the long sides, giving it a slight crease with your thumb. When applied with gentle pressure, and at a rather steep ...
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

If the carpet isn't really soft and squishy you can lay hard flooring over it with some underlayment. Otherwise, vacuum and vacuum often. Roomba perhaps?
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

I have had good luck with professional services for cleaning carpets. The processes and tools they use are far strong than the mighty Dyson (which I also use). Having them come every year or so ...
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How to clean the inside of a desktop computer without a vacuum

Compressed air is perfect, but I have spent one can just cleaning one PC thoroughly. Now I use a dust remover for SLR cameras (you can buy one cheaply in any store that sells such cameras), and it ...
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How can I clean under a treadmill belt?

Lay the treadmill sideways. Start it. Use some compressed air (flowing downwards) to "motivate" the dust go out. Since you might not have the compressed air, you might try, sticks, wands, ...
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How to clean the inside of a desktop computer without a vacuum

A hair dryer on the cold setting will do the job nicely and good quality ones will even allow you to adjust the strength of the air flow. Yes, they might not be as precise as compressed air but way ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

If you are ready to spend a bit use Apsara Dustless White chalk or any other dustless chalks.It reduce inhalation of harmful dust and also reduces the risk of skin allergies.
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Damp the eraser (traps dust), tape 2 together (double-wide, fewer swipes), be deliberate & precise not vigorous (don't 'kick up a storm'), and (maybe) swipe in one direction only, away from you, ...
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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?

Just spray it out with electronics cleaner then shake it out. Here's an oversized picture to magically turn this from NAA into something legit: Give it some distance; you don't want to puncture the ...
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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?

The other end of the vacuum may work too -- the exhaust port (rather than the suction end). It functions almost the same as a compressed air canister.
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How do I keep dust away when applying a laptop screen protector?

Keeping the humidity between 40-50% will prevent some static, stopping some dust from collecting. (or if this is a short job, steam up the room and leave it for 20 or so minutes to let the dust settle,...
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How do you remove dust between keyboard keys?

I sometimes run a vacuum hose over my keyboard (with the computer off) and simultaneously work the keys to give the dirt a path out. For an even easier way, turn it upside down and shake/press keys ...
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What is the best way to clean up the spider webs?

I did it today. I had to clean lots of spider's web. The best thing is to use a piece of wood and just hover it, the web sticks to the wood. You don't need to clean the wood just keep doing it in ...
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Please help how to get rid of dust mites which causes itching at night

If it is caused by dust mites, then First clean the bedroom, flooring, furniture and bedding thoroughly, clean any air ducts and change air filters, then use zippered mattress protector and pillow ...
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How do I avoid or otherwise minimize the mess of dust from scratching a game currency card?

I've never found this to be a problem. Do the scratching over a trash can. Brush the dust off the card and into the bin.
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