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How to Keep Dust at Bay in Your Home

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Cleanipedia How to Keep Dust at Bay in Your Home

How to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home

Having a dusty home is not only an aesthetically unpleasant thing, but it can be a potential health hazard too by causing allergic reactions and irritating eyes and airways. Even though dust is an inevitable part of life, there are a few things you can do each day to make sure that dust doesn't build up in your home and become a hazard for the family.

Read more about our top dusting tips for eliminating build-up in your home and to make sure dust proofing becomes a permanent feature in the house.

How to Clean Dust in My Home?

Wondering how to get rid of dust? Sadly, in many South African cities and towns, dust is a part of everyday life thanks to the amount of building, farming and mining that goes on in many parts of the country. Certain times of the year can also create more dust then other – think of those blustery August days and how much more dust there is around, are we right? Here are our top tips on how to get rid of dust in your home, and keep on top of any dust problem you might have:

Tip 1 – Vacuum Often

When it comes to dust cleaning, a vacuum cleaner is your best friend. Invest in a good quality vacuum cleaner that has a good filter system in it. Try and vacuum as regularly as possible every second or third day.

Tip 2 – Groom Pets Regularly

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One of the biggest sources of dust in the home can be pets. They unintentionally get dusty outside and then bring all that dust and dirt inside with them. Making sure your pets are clean and regularly groomed will lessen the amount of dust that they carry around on them.

Tip 3 – Dust Unlikely Places too

Dust accumulates everywhere, as you know, so be sure to keep even the most unlikely of places, dust-free. Areas like books and bookshelves, lamps and light bulbs, frames and paintings, trinkets and decorative items are all often-forgotten dust accumulators. For those super hard-to-reach places, use an old toothbrush that has been cleaned as a duster.

What Products to Use to Clean Dust?

Your first, must-have item when it comes to dusting, is to invest in a superior quality dusting cloth. We recommend choosing a soft microfiber cloth that is only used for dusting. Feather dusters tend to push the dirt around, whereas a micro-fibre cloth will catch the dust and remove it. Consider using a good quality multi-purpose cleaner like Handy Andy Cream Cleaner on areas of your home that need it after you’ve dusted them.

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