Nobody wants dust in their home – it’s unsightly to say the least and can be hazardous to those who have severe allergies. Sometimes no matter how much we clean, dust keeps coming back and invading our living space. And while it can’t be completely avoided, there are some tips you can follow to help keep the dust at a minimum.
• Keep your tiny knick knacks at a minimum. Those tiny figurines may look pretty but they are tiny dust magnets with all of their curves and corners. Dust can go undetected on these places for long periods of time and continues to collect.
• Keep the floors in your home simple. More and more people are now using tile or hardwood floors and this is a good idea. Carpets tend to hold in more dirt and dust and require more effort to clean.
• Air purifiers are a good investment to keep the dust down.
• Dehumidifiers are another good investment as it will keep the humidity in your home to a minimum. Remember a moist environment collects dust.
• Stuffed animals are huge dust collectors and while your kiddos may like them, try to keep them at a minimum – keep the absolutely favorites and store the rest away.
• Vacuuming is more than for carpets. Most people don’t think to vacuum things like ceiling fans and appliances but doing so will help cut down on dust.
• Use mattress covers to help protect your bedding.
• Take your shoes off at the door. Shoes can track in all sorts of undesirables from outside and other places you’ve been. Have a designated area at the front door to keep your shoes and the dirt they carry in one place.
• Have pets? Bathe them regularly. They, too, are carriers of dirt from wherever they go.
• Wash linens and clothes in hot water to help kill the dust mites that can make people sick.
If you are a busy person and don’t have time for this time of heavy-duty cleaning, you may want to consider hiring a professional service to do it for you. There’s no price on keeping your family safe.