Of all the things you might welcome into your home, dust certainly isn’t one of them! Whether you live rurally, have an annoyingly dusty construction site next door, or have no clue how your home ends up so dusty so often, here are a few of our best tips to reduce dust in your home.
1. Identify the places where excess dust collects in your home
Many people find that there are certain rooms and areas in their homes that tend to gather more dust than others. Common places for dust to appear often include windowsills, balconies, bookshelves and any rooms that are situated near an outside area that produces a lot of dust.
Once you identify which spaces gather the most dust in your home, you can look at putting some preventative measures in place to counteract the dust build-up.
2. Carry out a weekly spot clean
We suggest this because it’s always much easier to clean dust when it’s just a small amount, rather than after it’s been given lots of time to collect in certain areas. Staying on top of wiping down surfaces with a damp cloth and vacuuming at least once a week can help immensely with overall dust reduction.
3. Change and wash bedding fortnightly
Yep, changing bedding is super annoying, we know. We also know just how much dirt, grime, dust and shedded skin cells can gather in bedding in just a small amount of time. For this reason, keeping your bedding clean is seriously important when it comes to dust management in the home.
4. Use a damp cloth instead of a feather duster
It makes sense, right? A feather duster isn’t going to adequately collect the dust, it’s just going to spread it around. Using a damp cloth, however, will ensure the dust particles stick to it and can be disposed of properly.
5. Where possible, avoid carpeted flooring
This one might not be possible for everyone, but if you can, avoiding carpeted flooring is going to have an enormous impact on the dust levels in your home. Carpet is porous which means dust can easily hide in it, even after a thorough vacuum.
We hope these tips are helpful, especially for those who suffer from dust allergies and need their home cleared of it ASAP.