8 Easy Ways To Keep Your Home Free Of Dust And Dirt
We live in the 21st century. Humans have shown their excellence in all kinds of fields, particularly in science and technology. We have had many levels of technological revolutions.
We have also reached the moon, Mars, and even the outskirts of the solar system. But even despite all this progress, there are some basic issues, the solutions to which are still far-fetched. One such issue is dust.
It has haunted humanity since humans adopted cleanliness. It is simply present in the air we breathe and will inevitably land on your floor no matter what you do. It seems like a simple yet impossible problem to solve.
With the advent of technology, we are now equipped with vacuum cleaners, air filters, and whatnot, but nothing has yet been conjured that can prevent dust and dirt from settling on your surfaces. It’s no doubt a tough nut to crack
But there is still light at the end of the tunnel. There are a few ways in which you can minimize the accumulation of dust in your home. Just follow these simple guidelines to keep your home free from dust bunnies.
1. Minimize Incoming Dust:
Since most of the dust and dirt flow in from outside, it is logical to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible. Close any unnecessary opening in the house. Never walk in the house with your shoes on.
They go straight to the rack. Also, start using a decent quality floor mat to avoid your dusty feet from spreading dirt. Just changing the floor mat will go a long way towards a clean home.
2. Manage Fabrics and Papers:
Papers of all kinds, tissues, cardboard, and even fabrics are essentially made of fibers. Fibers have a tendency of micro-tearing which facilitates the formation of microfibers. Our naked eye thus rightfully takes the liberty to classify it as dust.
These microfibers act as dust, remain suspended in air until reaching the ground, waiting for a gust of air to re-launch it back in the air.
In order to avoid that, keep papers, boxes, or clothes floating around in your home to a minimum. Regularly recycle newspapers, magazines, and other paper and cardboard items.
Every time there is any kind of movement on your bed, there are fibers from the bed set off loose. The skin rubbing against the bedsheet fibers also comes off in tiny flakes, both of which constitute dust.
Your bed is effectively a dust factory and every time you make a movement while on it, you create dust. The best way to tackle this is to keep the bed and the sheets as clean as possible. Wash your sheets at least once a week.
It is also advisable to wash your pillows and mattress pads at least once a month.
4. HEPA Filtered Vacuum:
There is no harm in using the traditional hoover. But advanced vacuum cleaners nowadays are equipped with HEPA filters or High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters. You can buy a vacuum cleaner of this type as they are more efficient.
They are also specially designed to trap the tiny dust particles and allergens which the regular old hoovers fail to collect and keep recirculating in your home.
5. Cover Higher Surfaces:
Flat surfaces like tops of tall furniture are prime spots for dust collection. Dust settles there effortlessly and when one tries to clean it, it mixes with the air and one can see a cloud of dust emanating from the surface.
There happens to be a smart hack around this problem.
The surfaces like the top of cupboards, insides if cupboards, bookshelves or any furniture whose tops lie above 7 feet, can be covered with newspaper on which the dust can settle.
Whenever you are on a cleaning spree, just take the paper off the surfaces and throw it away. The surface beneath the paper thus remains squeaky clean.
6. Sock the curtains:
The tearing of microfibers from your blinds is also a rich source of dust. It happens every time one of its surfaces rubs against another on account of wind or our own hands. Also, other dust particles tend to adhere to the surfaces of your curtains.
To tackle this, one can use a sock. Wear the sock on one hand like a sock puppet and hold the blinds with the other hand. Now rub your blinds with the sock wielding hand and be surprised with the amount of dust your sock puppet collects.
7. Dryer Sheets:
Look around your house. Everything with a fabric or similar texture is a magnet for dust and dirt. They not only attract but also create residual dust. The best preventive methods include simple dryer sheets. Occasionally, use the sheets to clean all kinds of fabric like textured surfaces.
8. Minimize fabrics:
Now I certainly don’t imply using fewer clothes or fabrics. What I intend to say is that cut back the use of unnecessary fabrics lying around in your house.
Remember fabrics not only attract but also create dust. So keep fabrics that will lie around openly to a minimum. Try to de-clutter your house. Don’t keep clothes lying around.
With all the above practices performed right, one should definitely observe a paradigm shift in the state of your abodes sanitary conditions.