Hunting Down and Cleaning Up the Dust

Dust is one of the biggest causes of allergens in the house.  We found a bunch of great tips to help you stay as dust free as possible.

Dust finds its way everywhere so don’t ignore those vents.  You can suck up as much dust as possible using your vacuum and an appropriate attachment but you should consider getting your air ducts professionally cleaned every 3 to 5 years.

Some places that usually don’t get as much attention such as baseboards, door frames, lamp shades, and walls – including the ceilings – need a good dusting a little more often to keep dust allergies at bay.  You can use a microfiber cloth and if you can’t reach the area where you are dusting, attach it to your broom with a rubber band.

Speaking of microfiber cloths, these are great to use because they actually pick up and hold the dust instead of just pushing it around so it can float everywhere and land on a surface that you may have just cleaned.

The way you go about dusting is very important as well. You should always start at the highest place and work your way down moving from left to right so that your dust doesn’t settle back on to a clean surface.  The dust will fall to the floor where you can vacuum it up when you are done.

Little trinkets and knick knacks just love to collect dust so be sure you don’t forget these. A slightly damp toothbrush or small paint brush will get into those little cracks and crevices.  Finish it off with a microfiber cloth.

Get rid of all that dust.  Happy cleaning.

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