Dust particles make your house dirty, provoke allergic reactions, and even carry germs. However, getting rid of dust is not that easy! You can clean over and over, yet the dust keeps coming back!
You’re not cleaning wrong, but there are better ways to eliminate the dust! Check out these tips to have a less dusty home.
Tip #1. Dust first, vacuum second
Stating that dusting and vacuuming help get rid of dust may be too obvious. However, those two simple actions work wonders if you do them in a specific order!
Dust the highest places first, so all that dust falls off—eventually ending up on the floor. That’s where your vacuum comes in! Vacuuming will help you trap the dust that escaped when you dusted.
Tip #2. Use moisture to trap dust
Dusting might leave your home clean enough, but some dust particles still linger on the floor and other surfaces. After you sweep or vacuum, grab a slightly damp mop and clean the floor; the wet fibers will trap the remaining dust particles.
Also, when cleaning furniture, you can use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the surface after dusting.
Tip #3. Wash your beddings regularly
Dust is composed of many things, including dead skin. And since you spend a lot of time in bed, that’s where most of the dead skin you shed ends up. Gross!
So, wash your bed linens regularly to avoid sleeping on a dusty bed. It’s as easy as grabbing your sheets and pillows and shoving them in the washing machine weekly. This way, you can rest well with your fresh sheets!
Tip #4. Add humidity to your house
Everything makes more dust when it’s dry, so it’s a good idea to add moisture to the air.
You can invest in a plug-in humidifier or a household unit for your air furnace. These products will produce humidity and scare off the dust!
However, if you can’t afford these devices, you can also try running hot water in the shower for a few minutes, boiling water on the stove, or even air-drying clothes!
Tip #5. Make some changes to your decoration
Carpets, upholstered furniture, and most fabrics gather a lot of dust. So, why not kill two birds with one stone and redecorate?
For example, if you don’t care about having carpets, this is a sign to get rid of them. Also, you could change your curtains to plastic or wood blinds. You can even replace the upholstered sofas and chairs with something more minimalistic or modern if that’s your style.
However, you may not want to do any of these things, and that’s fine! Just remember to clean and vacuum anything made of fabric more often.
Extra tip: Don’t forget regular cleaning!
The best and most straightforward way to have a dust-free home is to clean often. Having a cleaning routine will stop the dust from settling and accumulating all over the place.
However, regular cleanups take time, and you may not have any to spare. Have you thought about hiring someone to help? At Maids à la Mode, we can take care of cleaning your house so you can have more time for yourself! Schedule your cleaning now.