The proper way to dust furniture is to grab the dust and then remove it completely. There are different tools that are much better at this job than others, and some tools will work better on different surfaces. The first dusting supply that you need to have on hand is a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Your vacuum will be the first line of defense against dirt and dust mites on upholstery, draperies and carpeting. With the right attachments, it can also work well on walls, silk plants and lampshades. For best results, keep fresh bags in your vacuum cleaner and change the filter often.
When using dust cloths, it may seem like they all do the same job, but not all materials are created equal. The microfiber cloth is one of the best materials to use because it will attract the dust and dirt particles and remove them from almost anything.