How to Clean a Feather Duster Yourself

Updated February 21, 2017

Feather dusters can either be real or synthetic. If you have a feather duster, you know it can be helpful when completing your normal cleaning routine. The feather duster is used for removing dust and other debris from various items. The idea is that the dust and debris will stick to the feathers as they are lifted from the surface. This means that your feather duster can get quite filthy. Luckily, there is a way to safely clean it yourself without ruining the feathers.

Bring your feather duster outside or stick it out a window. Shake it roughly to remove much of the dust and debris.

Fill your kitchen sink or a utility tub with warm water. Squirt in a small amount of mild dish-washing soap.

Submerge your feather duster in the soapy water and move it all around. Let it sit for a few minutes and move it around again.

Rinse your feather duster under warm water until all of the soap is gone and the water runs clear.

Squeeze the feather duster to remove some of the water from the feathers. Hang it upside down and leave it alone until it's completely dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water
  • Dish soap
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J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.