Swiffer Duster With Extendable Handle: This expandable duster gives you three extra feet of height. And the head pivots and locks into four different positions, so you can skim the tops of ceiling fans and window frames and even reach into tight spots behind furniture.
To buy: $8 for handle and two heads; $8 for 10 refills: at chain stores.
Don Aslett Microfiber Towels: A must for any room, as agreed on by most of the experts Real Simple canvassed. Fibers one-hundredth the width of a human hair grab dust and dirt off any surface, with or without the aid of a cleanser. To minimize scratches, these washable towels are 100 percent microfiber, including trim and tags.