As much as 95 percent of dust in your house comes from tiny flakes of skin and barely visible fabric fibers that float as a result of air current and settle on every surface in your house. While no house is exempt from the menace of dust, you can do well to reduce it to a minimum.
Wardrobes and closets are easy places for dust to accumulate from tiny fibers from clothes, towels, and bedding. Every time you open the door, you unsettle the dust.
While you can’t prevent clothes from shedding fibers, you can make wardrobes easier to keep clean, which will vastly cut down on dust. Box or bag items on shelves.
Clear plastic containers are best because they lock fibers in and dust out and let you see what’s inside. When you dust, they’re easy to pull off the shelves and wipe clean. Keep coats in garment bags. And finally, keep the floor of your wardrobe clear.
Change Your Bedding Weekly
Your bed is a major dust distributor, and that dust can multiply quickly. The solution to this is to wash sheets and pillowcases weekly.
Items that you can’t wash with a machine don’t need weekly trips to the dry cleaners. Just take blankets and bedspreads outside and shake them.
Use Appropriate Cleaning Supplies
The key is to capture dust, not just spread it around, which is why you should make use of feather dusters and dry rags.
Damp rags or disposable cloths that attract and hold dust with an electrostatic charge work much better. Cloths that attract dust with oils or waxes also work well but can leave residue on furniture.
Beat Your Rugs And Cushion
Carpets are a huge dust reservoir since all its fibers absorb dust like a giant sponge and send it airborne every time you take a step.
As such, you should consider using a vacuum cleaner at least once a week and maybe even more for allergy sufferers.
Taking them out for a good beating is also a necessity. Drape them over a fence or clothesline and beat them with a broom. Give your cushions the same treatment.
Upholstery fabric not only sheds its own fibers but also absorbs dust that settles on it, so you raise puffs of dust every time you sit down. Beat cushions in the backyard. If you want to eliminate upholstery dust, buy leather.