Usually people generally categorize a home with dust as bad housekeeping or just outright laziness. While it is true that there are certain people who fit well into this category, the truth is, no matter how "clean" a home may look, there always exist some level of dirt. Where then do all these dirts come from? Human dead skin that fall off as well as hair particles are just one of the sources. If you own a pet, this just triples your chances of having accumulated dirt in your home. We have not even began to name some hazardous chemicals that find their way into your home through basic household products.
All these dirt particles can act as a trigger for symptoms of breathing related diseases like asthma and certain allergies. While it is almost impossible to fully eliminate dirt of this kind, there are ways it can be reduced to levels where it doesn't pose a threat to anyone. Here are some basic cleaning tips you can carry out in your home.
Make Use of Micrwither Products
Since dust particles are very little and easily blown away, the use of dry rags and dusting brush won't do justice to your cleaning. Microfiber materials hhave some level of electrostatic charge on them. This allows the material to attract and hold dust particles firmly. This way you're certain you're indeed removing all the dirt on the area you're cleaning. To be more economical, buy washable microfiber products instead of the disposable ones. Not only would this save you some money, it reduces the stress of having to buy them every time.
Do a Proper Vacuuming
Having one of the best canister vacuums is not an end in itself. Getting to know how efficiently to use the cleaner plays an even more vital role. To begin this, one has to get acquainted with the various components of the vacuum and understand how improper maintenance can affect them. There are certain areas in the home that are more frequented by dust and these areas should be vacuumed more frequently than others. Don't be so much in a hurry to get the whole vacuuming process done with. Take time to slowly go over areas you know harbour dust particles. As at when due, carry out effective maintenance on the vacuum.
Clean the Air
Dust particles can easily be airborne when disturbed. So during the process of vacuuming or cleaning the house, you should expect some dust particles to get blown off and eventually settle on surfaces of furniture and other available surfaces. Turn on the air filter in your home or you can make use of the thermostat in your furnace and filters. This will leave your home having some fresh, natural air.
Dust Out the Carpet
The carpet is one of the places where these dust particles get hidden. If you have carpets that are of small to medium sizes - small enough for you to carry with both hands - start off by beating them. This beating exercise will remove most of the dust particles. This should be done outside the house, unless you want all those dust settling inside your house. When done properly, this give them vacuum less stress in picking whatever is left.
Leave the Shoes for the Outside
One of the common ways of bringing dust into the house is through our shoes. Just try to imagine all the places you have been to in just a day. These accumulated dirt would be deposited in your home, if you're not careful. So tell household member and visitors to place their shoes aside and offer them clean slippers instead.
Change the Bedsheets Weekly
We understand you are in love with your sheets and would not want to be separated from it but that your lovely sheets is a good hidden place for dirt. Bedsheets should be changed weekly, whether they seem dirty to you or not. This is because skin flakes and other dirt and dust particles get lodged on it without you knowing. Gently take it out of the bed and go dust it outside to avoid dropping the dirt on the floor.
There are most cleaning tips that one can engage in at home. Even if we tried, we won't be able to exhaust all of them but it's important you get the general idea. Dust and dirt particles are no respecter of persons and would find their way into your home uninvited. The onus is totally on you to decide if you will let them be a permanent resident or kick them out for good!