8 Smart Strategies To Make Your Home Dust-Free

Implementing smart strategies can keep dust under control

What is dust? Dust is nothing but particles of fabric, paper, pollen grains, and dead skin cells. It is of no joy to find dust at home and no matter how well and frequently you clean it, dust still comes back. Accumulation of dust can wreak havoc in a house and cause the people to suffer from irritating and harmful allergies, asthma, and make problems worse by bringing dust mites. It is nearly impossible to keep dust completely away, but with some smart strategies, you can always keep dust under control.

1. Keep Your Closets Tidy

To keep dust and dust mites away, it is advisable to change your bedding regularly

When you store clothes and garments in closets, they shed a lot of fiber. It is always best to store garments in bags, plastic containers, and small plastic boxes. If you keep them directly in the closet, every time you open your closet, you will get irritated with dust particles.

2. Change Your Bedding

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The favorite dwelling of dust mites is under sheets, mattresses, and pillows. To keep dust and dust mites away, it is advisable to change your bedding once every week. You must wash your bedding at least once a week and encase your mattress and box spring in a cover that is allergen-proof to keep dust and dust mites away.

3. Dust Your Belongings Outside

(Dust the rugs, mattresses, and pillows at your home outside your house

Never dust your belongings inside the house. It will only let more dust get circulated in the air and make you feel uncomfortable. If you have dust allergy, it will get worse than ever. It is important to remember that you must dust the rugs, mattresses, and pillows at your home only in the outdoors. Also, put a mask on

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while dusting them so that dust doesn’t enter your respiratory system.

4. Keep Your Floors Clean

Pay attention to clutter on the floor and clean it up as soon as possible

Never let clutter pile up on the floors at home. Piles of clothes, newspapers, magazines, toys, books, etc. help dust settle on them and even if you clean around them, you won’t prevent dust from settling on them. So, it is always helpful to pay attention to clutter on the floor and clean it up as soon as possible.

5. Avoid The Use Of Carpets

(Use a vacuum cleaner daily to clean the carpets if you are so fond of them.

It is time to bid goodbye to the carpets at your house. Carpets look beautiful, but they are the favorite homes of dust mites. Carpets and carpeted floors need high maintenance, and if you are not maintaining

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them properly, you are only inviting more and more dust mites to your house. Use a vacuum cleaner daily to clean the carpets if you are so fond of them. However, people with high dust allergy will still suffer from dust issues unless a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter or double-layered microfilter bag is used.

6. Do Not Use Feather Dusters

Feather dusters aggravate existing dust and makes it settle elsewhere in the house

Feather dusters do no good to your house. They only aggravate existing dust and help the dust settle somewhere else in the house. It is always advisable to use a piece of damp cloth or moist towelette to wipe the dusty surfaces at home.

7. Use Air Purifiers

For severe symptoms of dust allergy and asthma, air purifiers are beneficial

For severe symptoms of dust allergy and asthma, air purifiers have proved to be

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very beneficial. However, do not stop using your duster even if you are using an air purifier. This is because air purifiers only filter the dust particles, and not the dust mites. Dust mites can only be taken care of using effective dusters. You will also need to install one air purifier in each room to eliminate dust effectively.

8. Clean From The Top To The Bottom

Clean the highest surfaces first and then, move towards the bottom.

Always start cleaning the dust from the top to the bottom so that you don’t let dust fly above. Start cleaning the highest surfaces first and then, move towards the bottom to capture any dust particle that you might have missed while cleaning.