Dust is a dangerous allergen, a source of respiratory disease, it accumulates on objects, damaging the respiratory system. It affects everything: the operation of electrical items, the appearance of furniture, the air, and most importantly on human well-being. Where does dust come from, is there a way to clean so that the room stays cleaner longer?
1. Wash curtains more often
Other household textiles such as sofa cushion covers, tablecloths, and bedspreads also tend to collect a lot of dust. If you have blinds or roller blinds, they also need attention: dusting or vacuuming, and wiping with a damp cloth.
2. Be aware of ceilings
Fine dirt particles accumulate on them, too, and then settle on shelves, carpets, and window sills. Vacuum the ceiling once every two weeks or with a damp mop, if the covering permits, and there will be less dust.
3. Take care of your pets
Their fur collects a lot of dust and fine debris, and it all ends up flying around the house. That’s why it’s important to regularly brush and bathe your pet as often as the vets recommend.
4. Keep windows closed
A lot of dust enters the house from the street. So you should only open the windows to air, at least on windy days, and use mosquito nets that trap some of the dirt. Especially if you live near a road or construction site.
5. Minimize the number of rugs in the house
Carpets, especially natural wool, look great and make a home more comfortable. But if not thoroughly disinfected regularly, bacteria, mites, and fungus can settle in their pile.
And of course, carpets accumulate dust, a lot of it. If you have carpeting all over the floor, you may want to consider replacing it with laminate, parquet or tile – and it will take significantly less time to clean.
6. Pay attention to pillows
Even if you change the pillowcases regularly, a lot of dust gets inside the pillow, which the dust mites would love to eat.
We recommend washing pillows and blankets from time to time, as well as dry-cleaning soft furnishings. And in general, it is worth considering that leather furniture collects much less dust and does not require as much maintenance as furniture with textile upholstery.
7. Give preference to enclosed cabinets
Open shelves, especially if they are full of framed photos, souvenirs and other small items, always accumulate a lot of dust. You can replace some of these shelving units with closed cabinets and you won’t have to clean them as often.
8. Buy a humidifier
It helps with static electricity and keeps dust from flying around the room and settling on surfaces. For good results, you should aim to keep your home’s humidity level between 30 and 50 percent.
9. Try an air purifier
Typically, a home air purifier is a kind of stationary vacuum cleaner that draws in air, runs it through filters, and cleans dust, lint, and pet hair. And it does it quite effectively – the filter retains up to 99% of small particles.
10. Put a rug at the front door
It traps dirt that gets into the apartment on your shoes. It is worth looking not at tufted options, which themselves become a breeding ground for dust and germs, but, for example, rubber mats with cells, which are easy to clean.