Remove loose dust from painted wood surfaces with a damp cloth. Use a dry cloth to dry them so the water doesn't damage the wood. For carved surfaces use a dry paintbrush with soft bristles to gently brush away dust and dirt.
Remove crayon marks by gently scrubbing them with a magic eraser that is available at stores that sell cleaning supplies. If using a moistened eraser, always dry off the surface with a dry cloth.
Mix 3 tsp. of a degreasing dish soap with 2 cups of warm water in a medium-sized bowl and gently scrub away grease and buildup then wipe with a dry cloth.
Wipe dust off high-gloss furniture with a dry cloth or a wax-free furniture polish. Using a waxy furniture polish can cause more dust to stick to your furniture.