7 Ways to Reduce Dust in Your Home

There is no way to completely eliminate the dust in our homes because we ourselves are producing it everyday, but there are ways that we can minimize it, a lot of that starts by stoping it at its source.

1. Remove shoes when entering the home

A lot of people are shocked at the “no shoe” policy, but in a lot of states and countries around the world, it is considered good manners to remove your shoes upon entering the home. Something that might make this transition a little easier is considering that up to 80% of the dust that is in our homes is brought in through our shoes. One Solution is to put a basket with washable slipper socks by the door for guests to use.

2.Use mats and keep them clean

Place mats on the interior and exterior of every entrance way of the home. Doing this significantly cuts down the amount of dust and debris entering the home by giving people a place to wipe off their shoes.

3. Change furnace air filters regularly

The manufacturers recommend changing the filters every three months, but you can change them more regularly if you see a build up until the dust has diminished. Be sure to check the filters to see how much dust can be collected in the filter, the better that it traps the dust, the less gets circulated through the home.

4. Keep your bedding clean

Wash your bedding regularly, when you remove your sheets, give your mattress a quick vacuum and remember to wash your pillows every 4-6 weeks.

5. Vacuum often and properly

Vacuum floors in your house regularly, including closet floors and under furniture. How often you should vacuum really depends on how many people live in your home. Ideally each room should be vacuum thoroughly each week and high traffic areas should be done every other day. The most important thing is to make sure that you are vacuuming properly.

6. Dont use a duster

Feather dusters or similar products may be cute, but they are terrible at dusting. All they really do is push the dust around and make it airborne for a time only to settle on other surfaces. The best option for dusting is to use a slightly damp microfiber cloth. This will lock the dust into cloth until you rinse in out and prevent it from spreading to other areas.

If you need help cutting down on the dust in your home, contact Maid Teams in Athens Georgia and we can set you up with a professional team of house cleaners who will do the job thoroughly and properly.