#1. Try not to use fabric softener or dryer sheets when cleaning your cloths or cleaning rags! This minimizes its ability to hold or attract dust and absorb liquids!
#2. Instead of using a regular house hold rag to clean/dust with try using a microfiber cloth instead! These types of cloths are made of tiny wedge shaped fibers (100 times smaller than human hair) that grab and hold dirt way stronger, making this a much easier way to clean and reduce dust build up!
#3. If you haven’t done that spring cleaning your always trying to tackle but seem to have quite a dusty living area then there is no better time than to toss/donate dust collecting items that you no longer have use for. Especially in rooms where you spend a lot of time like your living room or bedroom!
#4. Consider changing out your drapes or fabric curtains for something a lot easier to clean and maintain. Such as Wood, Metal or even plastic blinds! These types of blinds don’t trap and hold in that dust like your drapes or curtains do! But if you do want to keep your drapes dust or vacuum your rods or valances first, then clean the fabric length wise with your vacuum brush on lower suction.
#5. Try using air purifiers in your most used rooms! This helps suck up the dust before it settles and keeps your air fresh and clean!
#6. Instead of using cheap furnace/air conditioner filters, choose pleated filters with a high MERV rating (mean efficiency reporting value) instead. Ask your furnace technician for suggestions as well so you don’t go over your furnaces abilities!
#7. If you have an allergy to dust and wake up with a stuff/runny nose, consider encasing your mattress and pillows in a zippered allergen-reducing cover. You can also wash your sheets and blankets in Hot Water twice a year to help get rid of those pesky dust mites!
#8. Which is better a dry mop or damp mop? The answer is a wet mop! Although water can be harmful to some surfaces such a wood, you can switch to a microfiber mop which comes in both dry and damp varieties!
Here are just some simple tips and tools for reducing that annoying amount of dust that just doesn’t ever seem to go away!
Happy Dusting Everyone!