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How to reduce dust accumulation at home


There is no doubt dust penetrates everywhere. It accumulates on desks, books, ledges, keyboards, computers, sectionals, you name it. All surfaces are “at risk” of dust accumulation. Even closed cabinets and wardrobes are not spared from the invasion of dust. Especially “vulnerable” are things that we rarely use, or we don’t use at all.

The dust that collects on the floor and furniture does not just spoil the appearance of our home. It threatens our health – the mites that come with it can cause asthma, allergies, atopic dermatitis and other diseases. To avoid these unpleasant consequences, we offer you 7 effective ways to quickly deal with household dust.


1. Use microfiber cloths against dust accumulation

It is recommended to use microfiber cloths for cleaning surfaces. Because their material is designed to capture very fine dust particles. Also, make sure you regularly clean places where a lot of dust can accumulate – curtains, carpets, walkways, corners of rooms, tops of wardrobes, cupboards, etc. 

Remove adhering dust from lampshades, tables and chairs, skirting boards, shelves, and picture frames. Put on rubber gloves and wet them to quickly remove pet hair from sofas and armchairs. With a wet sock on your hand, you can dust the blinds. Do not forget the household appliances. Do not tumble dry your microfiber dusting cloths – this reduces their ability to hold dust and absorb liquids.

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2. Do not overdo with ventilation 

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The home should be ventilated regularly, but when you live in a big city, it is recommended not to overdo it. Because that’s how the home fills with dust. Place a large, thick doormat in front of the front door. It will reduce the entry of more dust that you bring into the home with your shoes or on the paws of your pets. 

Dust tends to spread and layer, so start with the highest surface in the room and gradually work your way down. Always remove dust at the end of general cleaning, as extra dust is released when vacuuming and fluffing duvets.


3. Mind the floors for dust accumulation 

Maintain the flooring. Carpets add coziness to the home, but at the same time they are a favorite territory for the invasion of dust mites. Regular vacuuming alone is not enough. It’s important to pat your rugs outside not just before you wash them, but several times a year. And the floors should be washed with a damp cloth and detergent at least once a week.


4. Declutter your home 

Tidy up the mess. Collecting many items and rarely cleaning them leads to unwanted dust accumulation. Every item on display is a real dust magnet, so put away anything you don’t use and clean and organise the rest regularly. Also check and rearrange wardrobes too. Both the home and cleaning tools should be washed regularly.


5. Use air purifiers against dust accumulation 

Take care of your pets. They contribute a lot to the accumulation of dust, so they should be bathed regularly, their fur brushed and their paws washed well after every walk.

Put air purifiers in the rooms. Air purifiers don’t just remove bad odours. As they draw air out of the room, they capture the dust and recirculate cleaner air. Keep the humidity level in the home between 40% and 50% to reduce static electricity. Because It attracts dust.


6. Make your bed

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Dust consists of very small particles. Most of these particles are dead skin cells that our body normally sheds. When we sleep, our bodies rub against the sheets, meaning that skin cells tend to shed more on our beds. Change your bed linen once a week to get rid of these dust particles. 

Air out the blanket and comforter from time to time. You can take your pillows and give them a good pat outside. As well as letting them bask in the sun on your balcony when the weather is warm. Sunlight kills dust mites.


7. Use a vacuum cleaner and a steamer against dust accumulation 

Keep your closets organised. Vacuum sealed envelopes allow you to save space and avoid the formation of dust particles. Use the vacuum cleaner to regularly clean your chairs, stools, armchairs and sofas. You can also use a steam cleaner, but you need to make sure that the temperature is suitable for your furniture upholstery.


Final words

Try to create a daily cleaning routine to prevent too much dust accumulation. The most important rule: the fewer things you have, the less dust they will hold and, accordingly, it will be easier to maintain hygiene in your house. The more excess items you own, the more the potential area for dust collection increases. And cleaning will be more labour-intensive and time-consuming.

And if you feel that home cleaning is not your cup of tea, you can always delegate that tedious task to a professional cleaning company. Feel free to contact us and request a home cleaning quote. You can find more info about our domestic cleaning services at Merci Cleaning London or on our official Facebook page.

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