Dusting is a relatively mindless chore, so it's easy to zone out and forget which parts of the room you have already cleaned, especially if you're in a dimmer room where the dust is harder to see. To keep yourself focused, try dusting in a circular pattern around the room.
Photo by Iakov Filimonov (Shutterstock).
Julia Edelstein at Real Simple suggests starting in one corner of the room, working around the perimeter in a circle, and then continuing to spiral inwards toward the center of the room. As long as you remember your starting point, you'll never do the same piece of furniture twice, or miss a piece entirely. The same principle can be applied to a other household tasks like vacuuming floors or sanitizing bathroom surfaces. It might not make dusting any more exciting, but it can help you get the job done with a minimal amount of work.
Never Miss a Spot When You're Dusting [Real Simple]