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5 Tips to Reduce Dust in Your Home

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 

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Dust in the home can be unsightly and problematic, particularly for allergy sufferers. Household dust comes from different places and it’s a mix of animal dander, carpet fluff, clothing fibers, and dirt. If not properly cleaned, it can attract mites and cause irritation. There are ways you can get rid of dust by keeping on top of cleaning, investing in the right tools, and changing your habits. Here are five tips to reduce dust in your home.

Get a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner

Innovations in technology have meant that vacuum cleaners are more efficient than every before. Invest in a state-of-the-art handheld or robotic vacuum and use it often. This is the best way to clean all the surfaces of your home. A high-powered, energy-efficent vacuum cleaner will get rid of dust once and for all, so that you and your family can breathe clearly again.

Banish shoes

It’s no wonder it’s a custom in many cultures to remove shoes before entering. This is an easy way to prevent dirt and dust being dragged in from outside, and around the house. Get a shoe rack and encourage your guests to take off their shoes at the door as well. Invest in some new doormats as well. These are a lot more effective than you might think. This is another great way to minimize dust being brought into the house in the first place.

Clean your bedding regularly

Dust collects on bedding so important to wash and change it regularly. The instensity of dead skin from your body will cause dust mites to build up over time. It’s up to you how often to wash bedding, but it’s a good way to reduce dust in your home. Many people struggle with allergies and this can be particularly difficult at night. Keep your bed clean and look into anti-allergen pillows and linens.

Seal your windows and doors

If you want to prevent dust from entering your home, seal windows and doors. This will also stop draughts and therefore save you money on your heating bill. Fill up any cracks in the walls and ceilings as well. This will help to minimize particles from coming into your home. You can seal your own windows and doors using a simple sealant. This is relatively easy to do, or you could hire a professional to help you.

Declutter your home

One of the best ways to reduce the build up of dust is with regular decluttering. It’s a good time of year for a clear out in order to prepare your home for fall. Get rid of unwanted items once and for all, you might even find this is very therapeutic. Make the most of your storage space and keep living areas as clear as possible. Clean storage areas often as well, as dust can collect easily.

The more you keep on top of tidying, the more you’ll be able to reduce dust in your home. Set some time aside every so often for a proper clean.

 
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