To Dust or Not to Dust?
A few posts back I wrote about the noise pollution that I am subject to living in Torino. There is however something that bothers me a bit more and that thing is dust. I love to leave the windows open for fresh air but hate the dust that comes in with them. The worst dusting job of all time is the dusting of the shutters of the windows and doors.
Italy truly is the dustiest place I have ever lived, and it's not just me with that opinion. A few other expats feel the same way. You can dust one day, then miraculously that same surface is dusty in less than 24 hours. Living in the city, I think it must come from a variety of sources. Pollution from cars/heating, lint from the clothes that dry outside, dust and dirt debris from plants and soil on almost every terrace, balcony and rooftop, dust from everyone whacking their rugs all over the city, construction dust and more.
I dust all the time and can't escape the feeling that my home is dirty, dirty, dirty. Over the past year, I have given up and only dust about once a week or when guests arrive, in between dustings I have decided to turn a blind eye.
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