A Swiffer Duster collects dust, dirt, allergens, pollen, mold spores and other particles via thousands of fibers on disposable duster heads. As of February 2011, P&G offers two versions of the product in a starter kit that includes duster heads and an unassembled plastic duster handle or an assembled extender handle. Once you've prepared your Swiffer Duster for dusting, using it doesn't require any special cleaning knowledge or a lot of effort – you simply begin dusting surfaces as you would with a feather duster.

Step 1

Connect the Swiffer Duster holder to the handle by sliding the flat or circular end of the piece into the open grooves and/or hole on the handle until the arm snaps into place. If you have the Swiffer Duffer Extender handle, the holder will be attached to the handle; connect the extender handle to the lower part of the handle.

Step 2

Remove a fresh duster head from the box. Grasp the head at both ends with your hands. Hold it in front of you and shake your hands back and forth and up and down repeatedly to separate the duster fibers.

Step 3

Slide the forked arms on the holder into the white sleeves on the back of the duster head.

Step 4

Run your fingers through the pre-cut white sections lining the sides of the head to separate the sections along the cuts if shaking the duster hasn't done so. Fluff the fibers with your hand until it puffs out in all directions so that it looks like it encases the forked holder arms.

Step 5

Dust using a dry duster head or spray a dusting spray mist onto the duster fibers and then dust. Run the duster head fibers along surfaces side to side and from the top down – wiping slowly across the surfaces so that the duster can pick up particles. When the duster looks dirty, hold it over a trashcan, pull the duster carefully from the holder and dispose of it in the trash.

Step 6

Repeat this process with the other duster heads that came with the starter kit or additional refill duster heads as needed to clean surfaces in your home or office.