You have been asking for it, and we have been listening: Introducing FlyLady's Retro Feather Duster. We're so excited to be able to offer another size of feather duster again. The Retro Feather Duster is approximately 16.5 inches tall, measuring from the bottom of the wooden handle to the feathers' tips. From the top of the collar (that holds the feathers) to the bottom of the wooden handle, it is approximately 8.75 inches long.
These dusters are made from floss feathers, which have the best cleaning properties. The reason that an ostrich feather duster works is because there are no oils in the feathers. The fine feathers grab the dust and hang onto it. You just brush the feathers back and forth; there is no right or wrong way to use it. When you are finished, you take the duster outside and shake it briskly to get rid of the dust ("Bless the World!").
Caring for your Retro Feather Duster:
When you receive your Retro Feather Duster, you'll notice it is tightly packed in a plastic sleeve. When you slide the sleeve off, the duster looks rather thin and not nearly as fluffy as the pictures advertised. That is because the duster has been wrapped in plastic for several months during transportation from our manufacturer and while in storage. The feathers on your duster will "fall" over time, but if you want to give the process a jump start, follow the steps below:
Take your duster and run it under a faucet. Get it completely wet (don't be shy!), then squeeze the excess water out. It will look like a skinny, wet rodent! If your duster has a slightly sticky residue due to packaging materials, simply wash the duster with some gentle shampoo or mild soap.
Now, take your duster outside and shake out some of the excess water. Now you have a spiky wet rodent! Then, bring it back inside and blow-dry it on high for five to ten minutes. Be sure to gently run your hand opposite the "grain" of the feathers while blow-drying to help the feathers fall. You may need someone to help you!
After ten or so minutes, your duster will be much fluffier than it was when you got it. With use, your duster will get even fluffier and more luxurious over time.
Keep four things in mind when using your duster:
Color of feathers may vary.