Dust is always re-appearing when it’s most unwanted. It seems that no matter how much you dust, it keeps on showing up everywhere in the home. Dust can be made up of many things such as dead skin cells, pollen, and clothing or paper fibers. Not only is it annoying, but also it accumulates so fast it’s hard to keep up with it, and make life worse for those allergy sufferers. Let's not forget about friends, the dust mites! Although it’s close to impossible to fully rid a home of dust, but you can help remove dust more effectively with these helpful tips. Happy spring house cleaning!
Change Your Bedding Weekly
Most homeowners are completely unaware of the dust mites that live in sheets and mattresses-yes we are serious! To help you sleep dust-freely, we suggest investing in an allergen-proof cover, and to wash your sheets weekly. This will ensure a rapid decrease in dust mites, and also help you breathe a bit better at night.
Avoid Closet Clutter
Clutter creates more dust! The more stuff there is, the more dust there is to live on it. Keeping your closet neat and tidy will help keep the dust away in the long run. Most people don’t know garments in closets shed fiber, which turns into dust. We suggest storing your thing sin garment bags, storage bins, or neatly stored in clothes cabinets.
Keep Your Floors Clutter Free
People often forget floors are a dust magnet. Especially if you have kids or pets, try not to ignore the piles of toys, pet hair, and stacks of books on the floor. The items on the floor are what are accumulating all the dust! So when you’re cleaning the floors, don’t clean around it all, that doesn’t help get rid of the dust! Dust and clean everything that touches or sits on the floor.
Avoid Certain Dusters
Don’t even consider a feather duster, you might as well not dust at all! Feather dusters aggravate existing dust and cause it to settle in other parts of your home. A more effective duster is a damp cloth or moist paper towel. Or even investing in some of the dust cleaning solutions that make dust stick to it so it's easier to wipe it off aren’t such a bad idea.
Clean Top to Bottom
When house cleaning bookshelves or counters, do not get lazy and avoid the top or the very bottom parts. I know it can be hard to reach, but that is where the dust likes to hang out most, the places we can’t reach! That is why we suggest to house cleaning the highest surfaces first before you move you way down. If you don’t have the time, a professional house cleaning service can do this for you.
Look Into Air Purifiers
Air purifiers are immensely beneficial to those who struggle with allergies and asthma. However, an air purifier doesn’t mean you ignore the duster because they don’t rid of dust mites. Purifiers only filter dust particles, so make sure you still dust away the mites! Also, a purifier only takes care of one room, so it might be helpful to invest in one per room.
Keep Your Windows Closed
We understanding opening the windows for some fresh air is wonderful and all, but you're actually increasing more dust into your home. The most common spaces dust enters through, is doors and windows. Ever checked your windowsills? They are probably the spot in your home with the most dust besides your fan. Keeping your windows closed will reduce the amount of dust coming into your home.
Damp Mopping and Dusting
The secret to the best reduction of dust is water. A nice water mopping and dust will go far with eliminating roughly 90 percent of dust in the home. Not to mention, water is clearly the most environmentally friendly solution there is. Using a damp mop or a rag will capture and hold the dust effectively and can be easily disposed of. Don’t underestimate the force of water!
Old Ways Are The Best Ways
One of the top ways of ridding dust from rugs or drapes is to bring them outside for a nice old-fashioned beating. Rug beaters remove more dust than most vacuuming and can also turn into a nice cardio workout!
Don’t Forget Your Fan Blades and Blinds
Most homeowners avoid the fan blades and blinds when house cleaning because they are harder when house cleaning. Those are the areas that need the most attention! Fan blades and blinds accumulate so much dust they need to be cleaned more often than most parts of the house. Using a damp cloth should do just the trick, although you might need a ladder!