10 Ways to help with Dust in the Home
No matter how clean the home may be, it probably still has a little dust. This is a menace everyone has to deal with every day. Getting rid of dust in the home helps to improve air quality, and prolong the life of electrical appliances, furniture, and household electronics. The secret of having a dust-free home is by regular cleaning.
Below is a list of things to do to keep the air clean and have a comfortable and dust-free home.
- Use Door Mats
Keep doormats outside and inside the house to trap dirt and keep it from migrating into your home. Get a doormat with bristles to prevent anyone coming from outside from depositing dust particles from shoes to your home. Wash or vacuum the mats regularly to prevent buildup.
- Groom Your Pets
Pets are huge carriers of dirt because of their fur. Pet fur tends to attract dust. Groom your pets to avoid dirty places where they get tangled up in dust to help keep dead skin and hair from accumulating dust.
- Close Windows
Dust gains access to homes through windows and doors and is visible on windowsills. It is advisable to keep the windows closed, especially on windy days to help minimize dust.
- Use a Damp Mop
When cleaning the floor, use a good damp mop. This will help a long way towards eliminating 90 percent of the dust in your home. A damp rag or mop collects and holds dust from surfaces which can then simply be rinsed down the drain.
- Beat Area Rugs
Rugs are known to absorb and hide dust particles. One of the best ways to get rid of the dust on rugs is to take them outside and beat them. Typically, rug beaters, which come in rattan, wire, or plastic versions, remove more dust than vacuum cleaners.
- Clean Blinds
Dust is drawn to blinds like moths to a flame, so you should clean them regularly.
- Install An Air Purifier
Get an air purifier that circulates the air and has a filter that captures dust and dirt. Air purifiers come in various shapes and sizes, from whole-house units to small, portable single-room models.
- Vacuum Regularly
Clean your house with a vacuum cleaner once or twice weekly, this will help in eliminating dust. With the new types of available vacuum cleaners which come with built-in HEPA filters to trap smaller particles of dirt and help freshen the air, your house is safe from dust.
- Get Rid of Clutter
Get rid of clusters by cleaning items on shelves and in curio cabinets. Dust is good at settling on any surface it comes in contact with. Submit objects like books, bookcases, and others to frequent dusting to get rid of clutter.
- Clean Closets
Fabrics also attract dust easily. Declutter closets and keep the door closed to avoid dust from migrating onto clothes in the closet. Dust the closet regularly, along with the rest of your home.
These tips are a great way to reduce dust in your home.
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