Let’s talk about dust! Even if you’re the neatest housekeeper in the world, dust is going to accumulate in every room of your home. It’s going to be on top of the kitchen cabinets, and on top of the refrigerator. It’ll even hide on bookshelves, and entertainment centers. You’ll even find dust in the fireplace. Did you know that every spot in your home is a welcome mat for dust?
When you dust using a regular feather duster, all you are really doing is stirring the dust up into the air. That is no big deal as long as you are planning to vacuum after dusting. When you dust and stir the dust into the air, all you are doing is releasing bits of skin cells, dust mite carcasses, their feces and other allergens like fungal spores into the air.
That’s definitely not something you want to inhale yourself or have your kids inhale. By learning to get rid of dust the all natural way, you can have a healthier home. If you are currently using a feather duster, stop now!
Make sure that you have a good HEPA filter vacuum and vacuum often. Also use good particle trapping filters in your heating and air system. Using an air purifier can help cut down on dust, too.
When the dust does manage to accumulate in your home, you can get rid of it by using organic and natural cleaners that repel it. These cleaners should have vinegar as one of the ingredients. The upside to using a vinegar-based cleaner is that it will also kill dust mites, which offers you even more protection in the battle against dirt and grime.
Organic and natural dusting spray and surface cleaners can help keep dust from coming back as often. When you dust, don’t use ordinary cloths or even unbleached cheesecloth to dust with, because these items don’t hold onto the dust.
Instead, use a cloth that’s designed to hold onto the dust and you’ll find this in a microfiber magnet cloth. If you have to use a regular cloth, then make sure that you wet the cloth first.
If you need to dust a floor, use a wet mop to trap the dust and cut down on the release of dust into the air. You can also use a slightly dampened cloth mop to get dust off of walls and ceilings.
Make sure that you also use a natural dust repellent on your furniture because upholstery is a place that dust loves to settle. When you dust, always start from the highest point in your home or in a room to the lowest point and don’t forget to dust those baseboards as well.
What are your best dusting tips?