Here's the thing. You can't completely get rid of dust. It's a part of life and most of the dust in our homes can be attributed to ourselves. Much of the dust in your home is comprised of dead skin cells. Yuck, right? No one wants to be breathing that in day after day. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the dust in your home.
Upgrade the Filter in Your Home's Central Air Unit
If you have central heating and air, the first thing you can do to reduce dust is to upgrade to a filter that filters dust from the air. A good quality filter is worth the extra cost. You can invest in a filter that not only reduces dust but also reduces the allergens in your home. Remember to change your filter per the manufacturer's directions, or even more often, to keep dust at bay.
Change Your Bedding Once a Week
Your bedding can quickly become covered in dead skin cells. By changing your bedding once a week, you reduce the amount of dust that is accumulating in your bedroom. With the change of each season, also take down your curtains and run them through the wash. All the fabrics in your home are a landing place for dust.
Use the Right Duster
Let's face it. Some dusters are better than others. Instead of reaching for the classic feather duster that just spreads the dust around your home, grab a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths actually collect the dust. These can be found almost anywhere. Even Dollar Tree carries microfiber cloths. Invest in several so that when you dust, you're actually dusting.
Dust From Top to Bottom
Now that you've got the right dusting supplies, start at the top and work your way down. You can attach a microfiber cloth to a long pole and use it to dust around the tops of the walls and the bathroom fans in your home. This works best because any dust that falls will be wiped up as you work your way down.
Start with a Microfiber Mop
You can find mops with microfiber pads. These are perfect for running across your floors after dusting. This will collect any fallen dust. Once you're done, you can use your vacuum to suck up any dirt from area rugs and larger dirt that the microfiber cloth couldn't pick up.
Rethink All Those Throw Pillows
You want to reduce the number of textiles in your home as much as possible. Remember, fabric collects dust. Unless you want to clean these things on a weekly basis, you will want to cut back on the number of textiles in your home. Not only do textiles collect dust, but the micro-particles that come off the fabric also contribute to the dust problem.
The more do-dads you have in your home, the harder it will be to dust. It's much easier to dust a clean surface than one that is covered in clutter.
Dust doesn't have to be your nemesis. There are easy things you can do to reduce the dust in your home.
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