5 Strategies for Eliminating Dust in Your Home

Although none of us like to have dust in our homes, the reality is that it’s usually due to how unsightly it makes our furniture, shelves and other things in our rooms look. But did you know that layers of dust is also a contributing factor to why so many of us experience coughing, sneezing and allergic symptoms too? That’s because dust tends to carry with it tiny particles of dirt, debris and chemicals that, over time, can do quite a number on our health. That’s why it’s important that you do all that you can to remove the dust in your home on a weekly basis.

If you would like some effective strategies for eliminating dust in your home, we have provided you with a list of five of them below:

Avoid using feather dusters. Although feather dusters might be cute, they actually aggravate the dust that already exists by causing it to fly around. Actually, the best way to remove dust is by using a damp cloth. You can put some commercial furniture polish on it or you can make your own. All you need to do is combine one cup of white vinegar, one teaspoon of olive oil and two cups of water. You can even put a few drops of scented essential oil in solution to give your home a fresh scent.

Change your bedding regularly. One place where dust mites collect is in our beds. That’s because our skin sheds on a continual basis. So, one way to keep dust away from your body is to change your bedding on a regular basis. Try and do it no less than once a week.

Take your rugs outside. There are actually many articles that say that if you want a dust-free environment, you should remove your carpeted flooring altogether. However, if you make sure to vacuum a couple of times per week and open up some windows when you do, you can eliminate a lot of the dust that carpets tend to collect. However, when it comes to throw rugs, take them outside and beat them against your house. That will help to prevent dust from flying throughout the rooms of your house.

Change your filters regularly too. When you have an HVAC unit in your home, it’s important to get it professionally serviced twice a year. That way, a licensed technician can add Freon (if needed), check for water leaks and also let you know¬†when to replace ductwork. However, there is one thing that you can do for your unit without the assistance of a technician: you can change your filters every 60-90 days. That’s just one more way to keep dust out of the air.

Add some plants. Something that you can do to beautify your home and also help to eliminate dust in your house is to add a few plants in various rooms in your house. Peace lilies, Spider plants and Rubber plants are just a few of the ones that will decrease air pollution in your home. For a full list of air-cleaning plants, visit BuchanansPlants.com and put “fresh air indoors” in the search field.

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