COBWEBS AND DUSTYes ... both are everywhere! Do a quick walk through your house and look up - more likely than not you'll find at least SOME of both. If you are like most people however, you will find a LOT of both. Cobwebs like to stick to the corners of walls, the tops and corners of doors, the ceiling, windows, and other places too. While dust can and will be found just about everywhere, for this first cleaning, only focus on the dust that is on the tops of the door and window frames; the other dust [shelves, pictures, clocks, etc.] will be taken care of some other time - unless you have the time and energy to do them now.
Go through your house with some sort of cobweb sweeper. A broom works well, however you can also use a duster with an extended handle or a vacuum attachment. Sweep every corner of each room from top to bottom. Also sweep along the top of each wall where it meets the ceiling. If it's been a long time since you've done this, or if you have a lot of spiders, you may also need to sweep each wall - paying close attention to where pictures, shelves, or other furniture meet the wall.
Next go through with a damp cloth and wipe the tops of each door and window frame. In our old house, this was a job for my tall son. I had to drag a step stool around, however all he had to do was lift his arm up comfortably. :) If you have time and baseboards, wipe those too. This is a good job for a shorter child. :) :)
Now, you are done ... unless all that dust sitting around bothers you, in which case, you may want to do a quick dusting and vacuuming.
That's it for now. If you have suggestions on this topic, please post a comment. With as busy as I've been, I'll need all the help and brain-power I can get!