How to Reduce Dust in Your Home and Wipe it Out Good

how to reduce dust in your home

Dust gathering inside the house is a perpetual problem, and if you have some sensitivity or even an allergy it gets much worst. In some especially dusty areas, especially during the summer, it seems that just as you’ve finished cleaning, dust took over again. This is how to reduce dust in your home, by taking action to prevent it from getting in in the first place.

1. Doormats

Put heavy-duty commercial-style doormats (tight weave, rubber backs) outside of every door used to enter the house.

2. How to reduce dust in your home. Humidity

Keep the humidity level in your home between 40% and 50% to reduce static, that attracts dust and makes it harder to remove.

3. Minimize dust-gathering knickknacks

Don’t keep to many memorabilia or other small things exposed all over the place, especially in rooms where you spend a lot of time, like living areas and bedrooms. Just expose those you really care for and store the rest.

4. How to dust

In order to capture dust, not just spread it around, don’t use feather dusters and dry rags. Damp rags or disposable cloths that attract and hold dust with an electrostatic charge work much better.

5. How to reduce dust in your home. Air purifiers

Place air purifiers in your most-used rooms to help suck up dust before it settles down.

6. Change sheets

Your bedding collects skin flakes, sheds its own fibers, and sends out a puff of dust every time you roll over. To minimize the fallout, wash sheets and pillowcases weekly.

7. Use mattress and pillow covers

If you’re allergic to dust mites or wake up with a stuffy nose, consider encasing your mattresses and pillows in zippered, allergen-reducing covers. Twice a year, wash the covers in hot water.

8. How to reduce dust in your home. Blinds

Wood, metal or plastic blinds are easier to clean than drapes. Just wipe with a microfiber cloth or an electrostatic duster. If you have drapes, dust or vacuum rods or valances first, then clean the length with your vacuum’s brush or upholstery tool on lower suction.

Credits: womansday.com, rd.com

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