While it’s impossible to completely eliminate dust from happening in your home, you can drastically slow down its production. Days of fighting with the feather duster are nearing their end. How? Well, what if we told there are some ways you can proactively tackle dust before it even starts to form? Today we are going to take a look at how to prevent dust at home with some simple, but effective methods.
Days of fighting with the feather duster are nearing their end
A ton of things make our homes dusty. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t fight it. There are simple things you can do to drastically minimize dust from accumulating. Here are some ways you can prevent dust.
There are simple things you can do to drastically minimize dust
Having a doormat is like having a barrier. It helps to prevent the dust from the outside and from your shoes to come inside. Placing an easily washable doormat both on the inside and outside your entrance will help to significantly reduce dust particles. Another good idea when it comes to limiting dust is to take off your shoes before entering your home.
Having a doormat is like having a barrier
Yes, letting fresh air throughout the day in is great, however alongside the fresh air you are bringing in a toooon of dust. And no window and door screens aren’t effective at keeping the dust out. While it’s impossible to constantly have the windows shut, try to limit the time they stay open. Or time when it’s best to open them. For example, if you know you are going to be having heavy traffic around your home at a certain time of day, it’s best to keep them closed.
Alongside the fresh air you are bringing in a toooon of dust
Plants are amazing! They help us sleep better, they look cute, they bring a sense of nature inside, and they can also help to filter the dust. Yep, that’s right. Since, as we mentioned, it’s pretty much impossible to never open your windows, it’s a good idea to have some air-purifying plants on the windowsill to help filter out the incoming dust and polluted air.
It’s a good idea to have some air-purifying plants on the windowsill
#Change Bedding and Towels
Textile traps in a ton of dust. It also produces a ton of dust. And some of the biggest textiles in your home is your bedding and towels. These textiles collect new particles with every toss and turn when they are kicked around the room. So, in order to prevent this from happening it’s important you frequently wash your sheets and towels, so you can stay ahead of all the dead skin cells and dander. It’s also a good idea to shake them out outside like you would a rug.
These textiles collect new dust particles with every toss and turn
Having a pet is a joy, however, although we love them, our pets can be a big source of dust within the home. Whether it be from debris they bring inside or just dander, it tends to build up. However, there are some ways you can limit the amount of dust. One way is to get a hypoallergenic cat or dog, as they shed much fewer hairs and dander. Another is to make sure you keep on top of grooming your pets and bathe them at least every three months. It’s also good to also keep their bedding clean by washing them weekly. But always make sure to shake them outside first from dirt and hairs before throwing them in the washing machine.
Our pets can be a big source of dust within the home
Decluttering is an easy way to keep dust to a minimum. The math is simple – the more trinkets and things you have lying around, the more dust they collect and the harder it is to clean. So, decluttering from time to time is a good idea. Limit the things you don’t need and don’t have a ton of textiles, such as 10 throw pillows. Textiles not only trap dust, but they also produce it. When you are decluttering think about the things you are leaving behind. Will you spend all that time dusting them later on?
The more trinkets and things you have lying around, the more dust they collect
A good way to ensure your space stays as dust free as possible is to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is a high efficiency particulate air filter. In general a good vacuum cleaner can get the job done, but one with a HEPA filter will ensure at least 99.7 percent of all dust particles, pollen, and bacteria are removed. On the other hand some vacuums can stir up more dust and spit it back into the air because of their exhausts. SO, choose your vacuum carefully.
The HEPA filter is a high efficiency particulate air filter
This was how to prevent dust at home, according to experts. We hope you found this article helpful. Now you’ll be able to enjoy a dust-free home for longer or at least one with minimal dust.