Finding dust in your home is never fun, and it can feel like no matter how often you clean that it’s never enough.
According to C&EN, there is much more to dust than dirt: “House dust is a mix of sloughed-off skin cells, hair, clothing fibers, bacteria, dust mites, bits of dead bugs, soil particles, pollen, and microscopic specks of plastic. It’s our detritus and, it turns out, has a lot to reveal about our lifestyle.”
With all this dust getting in our way constantly, we’re going to share our top five tips to help get rid of dust throughout your home today.
Do you remember the last time you changed your bedding?
When life gets busy, it often gets moved down the list of priorities, but maybe it’s time to move it back up.
Dust mites love sheets, pillows, and of course, mattresses.
By cleaning your bedding once a week, and adding an allergen-proof cover to your mattress and box spring, you can greatly reduce the dust mites in your bed.
Besides dust, bugs, like spiders and cockroaches, love clutter on the floor, so don’t ignore that piles of clothes, toys, magazines, or books.
Also, make sure to move items when cleaning. Just cleaning around them won’t take care of the dust that is underneath.
Carpets can help to bring a room together but they can also be a magnet for dust mites.
If you love your carpet and do not want to get rid of it, then make sure to vacuum daily because if you don’t, that can not only increase the number of dust mites but also your allergy symptoms.
Believe it or not, storing our clothes in the closet, can cause them to get dusty from falling particles. Especially if they aren’t used often.
So, unless you want your clothes to get dusty, we suggest storing items in plastic containers or garment bags until you need them.
It might seem like common sense, but make sure to start from the of top of items like shelves, and refrigerators, and then work your way down till you reach the floor.
When you clean this way, you’ll save yourself both time and energy by not having to re-clean any areas that might get soiled again from falling dust particles.
Do you feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start cleaning?
Well, don’t worry because Diamond Maids has you covered.
If you’re interested in learning more, then please reach out to us anytime!