I’ve come up with a new rule of life: If you can see the dust, you should endeavor to remove the dust. This is why I now dust in the dark.
So get this: There’s this light cover for the ceiling fan that came with the house. It’s yellow/orange with three brown streaks. Very rustic looking. Kind of cool. However, it blocks so much of the light from the bulb that we just leave the cover off and let the bulb be exposed.
In my crazy cleaning/dusting kick, I decided to dust out the inside of the light cover that’s just been sitting above the tv. When I did, I noticed it was kind of … greasy? So I got a wet soapy rag and cleaned it out. Turns out the yellow/orange/brown was NOT this fixture’s original color.
It’s actually CLEAR with WHITE swirls! Holy cow! It looks like an entirely new bulb cover. If only we’d discovered this sooner. If only I’d tried to clean it sooner. #Housewifefail. (Though part of me blames the previous owner too.)
And all the while, Husband and I were wondering why on earth anyone would make a light cover in such a dark color! Too bad I don’t have a before picture, but how was I to know?
P.S. My opening line was a joke. That should be obvious, but just in case. As was the ghosts of dustings past. Again, obvious, but you can just never be too sure these days.
P.P.S. Anyone get the reference in my subject for this post? Bonus points if you do!
Any crazy dusting discoveries you’ve made? Like that you actually had an entire couch hiding in your living room? Do you even dust at all? And do floor boards really need to be dusted, amiright?