Do you ever ask yourself why there is so much dust in your house?
Well here are some simple tips on how to dust your home the easy way and DUSTING HACKS to prevent more dust from accumulating!
With spring around the corner, it’s time to get rid of all that dust that has been accumulating while you were stuck indoors all winter.
Dust bunnies may sound cute, but they are gross.
Excessive dust in your house can cause breathing problems and allergies.
After all, dust mites are a real thing.
Easy Dusting Solutions
Growing up one of my chores consisted of dusting. Of course, as a kid, I would have loved to have just used a feather duster and been on my way.
My mother explained how a feather duster only spreads the dust to other places.
Then she handed over Pledge and dust cloth.
What took the most time, was dusting all the little things displayed on the end tables and bookshelves.
From ornate ceramics to souvenirs from the places we had traveled, there were quite a lot of little things in our home that collected a whole lot of dust.
So one dusting hack I realized as a kid is not own a lot of knick-knacks!
When you have a lot of picture frames and cute ceramics displayed they ATTRACT dust like a magnet.
How to Dust Your Home The Easy Way
When my husband and I first moved into our home in the country, I couldn’t understand why there was so much dust and grime in our home.
No matter what I did, it came back with full vengeance.
It was starting to become a problem!
Not only was I cleaning way more than I wanted to be, but my family was constantly sneezing due to the dust mites.
It took a good deep cleaning and some dusting preventative strategies to finally minimize the dirt in my home.
Now weekly dusting is all my house needs to stay as dust-free as it possibly can be.
14 Dusting Hacks To Keep The Dust Out
Dusting hacks to keep your house clean and to get rid of those pesky dust mites and allergens! These dusting tips will help you breathe easier and clean less!
How To Clean Dust
1. Clean from the top to bottom. When you clean the high areas first, then it lets the dust settle to the floor and you can vacuum it all up when you are finished.
2. Use Micro-fiber cloths to clean dust. Micro-fiber cloths are an amazing cleaning tool. They attract dust like a magnet and then you can just throw them in the washer when you are done.
They can be used dry or a little damp.
Tip: Never use fabric softener on microfiber cloths because they will not attract dust as well.
Also, let them air dry.
4. Wear Micro-fiber slippers. These cool Dust Mop Slippers are awesome! They pick up all that stuff as you are walking around.
If you wear these when you clean, or when just hanging around your house, they will help cut down on sweeping. They capture the dust instead of spreading it around.
4. How to remove dust from furniture. I use a lint roller on my sofa and lampshades. It works like a charm.
Another dusting trick is to rub a rubber glove on your sofa to create static to attract the dust and then just vacuum it or use your lint-roller.
5. Use a pillowcase on your ceiling fan. Slip a pillowcase over your ceiling fan blades and pull it off slowly.
The pillowcase collects all the grime without making a mess. Then just toss the pillowcase in the wash.
6. Use a dryer sheet. So if you do happen to have a lot of knick-knacks in your home, then dust them off with a dryer sheet.
Using a dryer sheet on them will only clean them but it will repel dust and keep you from having to dust them as often.
This little hack will work for baseboards too.
7. Brush your plants. Use an old toothbrush to gently brush off the dust off real and fake plants.
How to Prevent Dust
8. Change your air filter monthly. We stopped using the expensive HEPA furnace air filters for a little while, and it was a big mistake.
When we started using them again, the dust in our home was cut down by 50%.
They truly make a huge difference.
Also, when you dust, turn your thermostat on to fan. Leave it run while you are dusting and an extra 10 minutes after you are done.
It will suck all that loose dust out of the air and straight into your HEPA filter.
9. Use doormats. Keep the dirt from entering your home in the first place by using doormats.
Have doormats inside and outside of your entry doors to collect all the dirt.
10. Use house plants for more than decor. Plants purify the air.
Check out this post to read about all the amazing ways that house plants can help clean your home for FREE.
11. Declutter and organize your closet. Your closets can be full of dust because of all the fibers shedding from your clothes.
These tips on organizing your closet should help take care of that.
12. Use a humidifier. When the air is moist, it prevents static electricity from building up.
I use humidifiers in the winter, but during the other months, I use an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser to put a little mist in the air.
I diffuse my favorite cleaning oil Purify for the perfect clean scent.
13. Run an air purifier. We bought an air purifier last year to help with allergies.
Not only did it catch all of those nasty allergens in the air, but it catches all the dust as well.
12. Own a good vacuum. If you are one of the lucky ones that own a robotic vacuum then you really shouldn’t have any dust bunnies.
If not, then I hope you have a vacuum with an excellent filter.
I have a Rainbow (I have no idea how the salesman talked me into it) which has a water filter that I love. However, I despise lugging it around.
So I decided to make my life easier that I needed to get a light powerful vacuum that was easy to use and easy to store.
After doing research, I bought a Shark Rocket and it has made cleaning so much easier!
Best Dusting Practices
Once you rid your home of all the dust, just a little maintenance is all you will need.
Definitely use these dust prevention tips because they should help make your home almost DUST-FREE.
I like to work smarter, and not harder. Not only will your home look cleaner, but you will also breathe better and even sleep better.