Quite a few years back, we offered our original and FAVORITE feather dusters: FlyLady Feather Duster and FlyLady Ultimate Feather Duster (both with the wooden handles). Well, you, our precious FlyBabies, have been asking for one or both of these dusters to make a return, and we have been listening. We have been searching for quite a few years now to be able to offer that style of luxurious feather duster at a price less than $30.00, and WE FOUND IT! Please allow us to introduce FlyLady's Premium Feather Duster. This luxurious, voluptuous, soft, exquisite feather duster is finally back. It contains premium grade floss feathers (gray and black with a few PURPLE ones tucked in there). Floss feathers have the best cleaning properties.
The Premium Feather Duster is approximately 30 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 feathers' tips, it is approximately 14 inches long, and from the bottom of the wooden handle to the top of the collar that holds the feathers, it is approximately 16 inches.
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!").
These dusters are made from natural ostrich feathers, so you will want to bathe it from time to time (following the process above) to keep it from molting. Dust mites are EVERYWHERE, and they just love to eat any dust left on the feathers (which is why "Blessing the World" after each use is so very important). Eating the dust can cause the feathers to molt. The periodic bath gets rid of any lingering dust on the feathers. Also, please remember that dust mites are most active when the duster is stored in a dark area, closet, etc. Keep them out in the light. FlyLady keeps hers in an umbrella stand by the window side panel of her front door!
Keep four things in mind when using your duster: