To help maintain general health and hygiene, it is important to clean the dust regularly. Dust can cause breathing problems and make the house feel messy. You need the right equipment to work. A high-quality duster and duster can be a mainstay. Don't forget to dust in hard-to-reach places, such as behind appliances and in between and in cupboards. Try to make the environment in which you live less susceptible to dust. Regular cleaning and vacuuming can prevent dust from accumulating in your home.
Part 1 of 3: Cleaning Dust Efficiently
Step 1. Choose the right product
Many dust cleaning products sold in the market are not effective at cleaning dust. Dusters and dry rags don't really get rid of dust either. Both only move dust. You'll need a high-quality microfiber washcloth and the best duster.
- The washcloth should be sticky. Look for a microfiber cloth that sticks to the skin when you examine it.
- Make sure the feather duster doesn't have any hairs on the tip. Choose a feather duster covered in microfiber. You should check the feather duster before buying it. Don't forget to make sure you can feel the cloth against your hand.
Step 2. Protect yourself from the risk of irritation
This step is especially important if you have allergies and asthma. If you sneeze and cough after dusting, this can hinder your work to keep your home dust-free. Use a protective mask when working, especially if your home is very dusty.
Step 3. Use the washcloth efficiently
Unfold the rag and place it in a dusty place and try to cover the surface as much as possible. If you use a high-quality washcloth, you won't need any more cleaning spray.
- Sweep a washcloth over the surface by applying light pressure.
- Try to move the rag in one direction for each sweep.
- If the rag is full of dust, turn it over and use the other side.
- Wipe dust off any surface that tends to accumulate dust.
- You should wash the washcloth after each use. Wash the washcloth separately from other clothes and use a detergent without additives.
Step 4. Take advantage of the duster
The duster is ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach places. Items such as ceiling fans, tall cabinets, and bookcase tops can be cleaned with a duster.
- Extend the duster handle if necessary to remove annoying dust in a gentle back and forth motion.
- You may need to place a tarp or rag on the floor to catch any dust that falls during the cleaning process. Don't forget to vacuum or sweep afterward. This is important to ensure that no dust remains.
Part 2 of 3: Removing Dust from Hard-to-Reach Places
Step 1. Clean the dust on the electronic device
This is a major source of dust that is often overlooked in the home. DVD players, stereos, video game consoles, and other electronic equipment can attract a lot of dust.
- Unplug the power cord before cleaning the dust on electronic devices.
- You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe dust from all sides of the surface. If there is dust in the crevices of the larger device, use a long-handled duster to clean it.
- In addition to dusting off the surface of the device, also check for dust around it. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust along cables and ventilation holes as dust tends to accumulate in these places.
- Some people choose to use compressed air to deal with dust on electronic devices. This method may be safe for some electronics, but make sure you read the manual first. Compressed air may be too strong for certain electronic devices.
Step 2. Dust off the doll
If you have kids or collect dolls, this can also be a major source of dust. Washing dolls in the washing machine regularly can make dolls wear out quickly. There is a simple way to dust off dolls without throwing them in the washing machine. Baking soda can clean stains and dust on dolls effectively.
- Put the doll in a large plastic bag. If you have a lot of dolls, you may need more than one plastic bag.
- Pour 1 cup of baking soda into a plastic bag. Tie the top of the plastic, then shake well.
- Take the bag outside. Take the dolls out one at a time, shaking them to remove any clumps of baking soda that have stuck to them.
Step 3. Clean the dust behind the equipment
Dust under large equipment can actually be a serious health problem. In addition to dust, other debris can accumulate, attracting insects and rodents. Slide the appliance off the wall and unplug the power cord.
- Use a slightly damp sponge to mop the corners of the walls while removing dust and dirt.
- Mop the rest of the floor with hot water and soap.
- Push the appliance back into the wall and plug in the power cord.
- Remove dust from the corners of the closet. This area is often overlooked because it is difficult to reach. You can use a cosmetic brush or a painting brush to sweep away any dust in this area. Then, wipe off the dust that has been swept with a microfiber cloth.
Step 4. Handle dust in ventilation holes
Ventilation can cause dust build-up in the air. So, clean up immediately. You can use a nozzle with a soft brush on a vacuum cleaner or an electrostatic mop to remove dust in areas like this.
- Run a mop or nozzle over the ventilation opening to attract dust.
- Wipe the ventilation holes with a damp microfiber cloth.
- If there is a removable filter, such as the one in the air conditioner, remove it and wash it with warm water and soap. Let it dry before putting it back on.
Step 5. Remove the dust on the hanging fan
It's a good idea to put a cloth or old newspaper to collect dirt on the floor around the fan. The accumulated dust will fall from the fan.
- Take a damp paper towel and a stool. Stand on a bench and wipe away any dust that has accumulated on the fan blades. Make sure you turn off the fan first.
- In this case, it is recommended that you use a microfiber cloth with a mild cleaner as dust tends to stick to it. Wet a rag with a mild cleaner and wipe off any remaining dust on the fan blades.
Part 3 of 3: Reducing Dust in the Environment
Step 1. Keep the car dust free
Apart from being at home, dust can also accumulate in the car. Clean the inside of the car regularly with a damp microfiber cloth. Take out the car floor mat and shake it to remove the dust and dirt that has stuck to it.
- You should also clean up the trash in the car. Don't leave trash or leftovers in the car for days on end.
- It's a good idea to vacuum your car every now and then to get rid of any accumulated dust.
Step 2. Avoid dust in the workspace
Dust can also accumulate in the workspace. So, don't rely on cleaning services to keep your workplace dust-free. Bring some tools from home and dust off the workspace at the end of the day.
- Clean the furniture and sweep under the table regularly.
- You should also tidy up any messy items that can cause dust to accumulate. Stack papers neatly and throw away old memos and letters that are no longer needed.
Step 3. Clean and vacuum regularly
You must do it at least once a week. Many people are surprised how quickly dust accumulates. You should use a vacuum cleaner with a good quality filter so that you can get rid of as much dust as possible.
In addition to vacuuming the carpet, also clean the dust on the furniture. Clean the crevices of chairs and sofas. This area can also be visited by dust. If you have pets, you can be sure that animal hair and skin debris accumulate there
Step 4. Consider getting rid of the carpet
Carpets are not ideal if you have sensitivities that make it difficult for you to handle dust. Dust can be difficult to control if you use rugs at home because carpets can trap dust.
- Hardwood, ceramic or linoleum floors are better choices if you want to reduce dust.
- If you decide to use carpet, do not choose a carpet that covers the entire floor. This type of carpet is known to make your job of cleaning dust difficult.
Step 5. Protect the mattress from dust
Wrap the mattress in a dust-proof, allergen-free cover with a zipper. When cleaning, do it outside the bedroom so that dust does not fall on the bed.
- Mattress pads and synthetic pillows may be a better choice if you want to reduce dust.
- If you add another bed to the room, you should also wrap it in a cover.
Step 6. Wash the sheets regularly
All items on the bed must be washable. Wash sheets, blankets, and pillowcases at least once a week to prevent dust from accumulating.
- Don't buy furry items for bedding as they are difficult to wash and can attract more dust.
- Furry and wool-filled items are also difficult to wash and collect dust more easily.