Dust is not only ugly, but potentially harmful. It can aggravate allergies, prompt sneezing, or give you itchy eyes. It’s impossible to remove dust for good, but there are ways to keep it under control. Here are general ideas on how to limit the dust that settles on surfaces in your home.
Keep a doormat on the outside and inside of every entrance. Dirt gets tracked in easily on shoes and dirt particles are a common ingredient in household dust. A mat traps dirt and keeps it from contributing to your home’s mess.
Remove dust often and remember, open windows are a way for more dust to get into your home. Consider keeping your windows closed throughout the day to keep unwelcome dust from coming into your home.
When you take pets for a walk or let them play in the backyard, their hair collects dirt and dust from the air. When they reenter the house they bring all of that with them. Wash your pets frequently to prevent dust from taking over your home.
Naturally carpet collects more dust than non-fibrous floors like hardwood or linoleum. There’s no need to pull up your entire carpet in a drastic attempt to keep dust out of your home, but keep carpets well-maintained. Vacuum frequently, especially if you have pets. Of course, if you are an allergy or asthma sufferer and are severely affected by dust, you might consider ripping up the carpet.
Microfiber cloths are a great way to remove dust. Microfiber cloths don’t just move the dust around, but attract dust to its surface and trap it. Dust frequently. Consider putting this chore on your cleaning calendar as a weekly duty.
All fabric is a dust trap, but bedding is the worst. A large percentage of dust is made of skin cells, and of course there are tons of dead skin cells in the bed. We spend hours there each night, tossing and turning, so it’s covered in our skin. Wash your sheets and pillowcase weekly to keep the dust under control.
Remove Dust For a Healthier Home
Dust is inevitable. However, these tips should help you keep your home clean and relatively dust-free. If you or anyone else in your home is sensitive to dust, consider hiring a professional to clean clean up the dust and dirt inside your home.