Dust is one of the most common causes of indoor air pollution. Any indoor environment filled with dust particles contains airborne allergens and bacteria, which is absolutely not good for your health. Apart from health concerns, a dusty home also looks very untidy and unpleasant, putting a bad impression on anyone visiting your place. Dust usually settles on different household surfaces, damaging the paint and/or surface coating of different types of furnishings and fixtures in your home.
So, how to get rid of dust in your living space and maintain it that way? Well, the solution to this problem is easier than you think. In this blog, we have listed down and discussed some of the best tips on how to keep your home dust-free to make it absolutely neat and clean.
Now, without further ado, let’s get started!
The Most Useful Tips to Make Your Home Dust-free
From the bedding accessories to carpeting in your home, the DIY cleaning hacks listed and discussed below cover all the important aspects to help you reduce dust from your home.
Put a Door Mat at the Entrance
This is the very first thing you should be doing to make your home dust-free. When someone walks into your home, they bring dust and dirt along with them, which is usually stuck on their shoes. It would be a good idea for you to put a heavy-duty doormat in front of your main entrance and don’t hesitate to ask and encourage your household members and even guests to use it whenever they walk into your home. There are many different types of mats available nowadays that can be used in different parts and rooms of your living space.
Don’t Keep Your Doors and Windows Unnecessarily Opened
By keeping the doors and windows opened, you can keep your home well ventilated, especially during the summer season. It is probably the best way to reduce your dependency on the air-conditioning systems in your homes, which often results in hefty bills.
Well, it is important to mention here that the air entering your premises through windows and doors carries dust particles from the outside. This could also increase the amount of dust and dirt in your home. So, make sure you’re not opening them unnecessarily. If you are not sitting in a particular room, it is better to keep it properly sealed from the outside environment. It is one of the best ways to reduce dust in your home and keep it away.
Pro Tip: There are many different types of inverter ACs available these days that are energy efficient and may not result in high electricity bills if you use them carefully.
Use Effective Cleaning Products and Tools
If you really want to make your home dust-free, you need to analyse the way you clean it. Do you think your cleaning methods are insufficient? Are you using the right cleaning products and tools to get the best results? Well, they might sound like petty things but they can make a big difference if you work to improve them.
Stop using feathery dusters and dry rags because, instead of cleaning dust, they only spread it from one surface to another. It is better to use a damp rag or any other type of disposable cloth. Invest in a good cleaning agent, humidifier, and powerful vacuum cleaner to keep dust away from your living space.
Get Rid of Carpeting
Carpets are notorious for being dust magnets. Even if you are using the most powerful vacuum cleaner available, you won’t be able to completely remove dust particles that usually get tangled in the woven fabric on the surface of your carpet. Along with dust, carpets could catch dust mites, pet hair, dead skin, mold and other types of bacteria. So, it is better to get rid of carpets in your home and use wood or ceramic flooring instead.
Take Care of Your Furry Companions
If you have pets at home, you need to be extra careful. Make sure you’re tending to their grooming needs. The shedding of your furry family members may be one of the biggest contributors to the accumulation of dust particles and pollen in your indoor environment. You can also opt to use a vacuum cleaner and an electric groomer and brush to keep the fur of your pet clean and in good shape.
Rugs and Cushions—Beat Them to Clean Them
By adorning the floors and furnishings in your living space with rugs and cushions you can give your home a welcoming look. However, you must forget the fact that rugs, particularly, are dust reservoirs.
They are made of fibres that usually attract and absorb dust particles like a sponge. Cushions, on the other hand, also collect dust on their soft, velvety surface. In order to clean both of these items, you need to beat them against the wall or drape them over a railing and hit them with a broom or other similar tool to make them dust-free.
Tip to Remember: Be a little bit more gentle while cleaning cushions because hitting them way too hard could tear their fabrics and even damage the foam in them.
Change Your Beddings Regularly
Don’t forget about changing your bedsheets, pillow/cushion covers, quilts and blankets among other types of bedding accessories regularly, as often as twice, or maybe thrice a month. Sleeping on a bedsheet covered with dust particles may cause different types of allergies, filling up your indoor environment with dust mites and airborne allergens.
Also, clean the surface of your mattress with a vacuum cleaner if it is made with fabric. It is a simple way to get rid of creepy crawlies and dust that makes its way under the bedsheet and settles on your mattress.
These were some of the best tips to make your home dust-free and maintain it that way. We hope the information we have shared above will help you keep your living space clean, tidy and well-organised.
For more interesting household cleaning tips and hacks, don’t forget to check the following blogs:
- How to Declutter Your Home in a Weekend
- How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Hygienic
- Some Amazing Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
- The Ultimate Checklist to Deep Clean Your Home
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