It is not a pleasant sight to see dust in our homes. It is a sore in the eye, and it can cause some allergies and problems in our health. But we must all accept that no matter how we work hard, there will always be dust lying somewhere in your home or your rooms. It is something that we can not exterminate all at once.

Dust can be from different sources. Usually, it is made up of small particles such as fibers from paper and clothes, dead skin cells, and even plant pollen. When these particles accumulate, it turns to become a pesky addition to our homes that can lead to allergy and asthma. When worse comes to worst, dust is actually derived from mites. I know what you are thinking; this is probably something that is gross to think about. Unfortunately, this is the truth.

Again, it is impossible to do away with dust. But there are some ways that we can do in order to minimize it or to keep it manageable.

Change Beddings

Since we have already mentioned about mites, it must be noted that dust mites thrive in mattresses, pillows, and sheets. Hence, it is essential to address this issue, starting from where they are at. It is best to use allergen-proof cover to encase your box springs and mattress. It will also help if you change and wash beddings. The rule of thumb is once a week. It will ensure that the bugs are removed and kept at bay.

Tidy Closets

Storing garments in the closet is fine. But over time, these garments are shedding fibers. So, if you are not to use it for long, it is best to keep them these unused garments in boxes or containers and garment bags.

Sweep The Floor

There will always be times that you will leave something on the floor like books, magazines, or toys. Always make sure to clear things up and sweep the floor. You might not be aware that dust is already settling in on the items left on the floor.

Do Away With Carpets

We cannot deny that carpets are a great addition to our home. They are gorgeous and can add more personality to their surrounding. But the problem with carpets is that they can be a breeding ground for dust mites and require high maintenance. But if you want to leave the carpet in your home, it is best for you to get a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This filter is known to stop dust from being present in the air again. However, if you do not want to shell out a considerable sum of money for a high-performing vacuum, then better do away with the carpet and use tile, linoleum, vinyl, or hardwood flooring.

Damp Cloth Vs. Duster

People are using duster with the expectation that it can do away with dust. Unfortunately, it only aggravates it even more by stirring the dust and reintroducing it elsewhere. Instead, a damp cloth can be used to collect dust and wash it up or throw it.

Top To Bottom

If you are cleaning your home, it is advisable to clean from the top going to the bottom instead of doing the other way around. It will help you to collect the dust on the floor for easy sweeping. It can also help you to clean the lower area where the dust has settled in a while, saving the top areas free from dust already.