If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably tired of dusting all of the surfaces in your home, only to find that it needs to be done again in just a few days. There are many different factors that lead to the accumulation of dust; however, there are a few simple things you can do to help alleviate the problem.
- Maintain a Daily Cleaning Schedule. Doing a little each day will go a long way in keeping your home looking fresh and clean. Make a list of cleaning jobs that need to be done each week and divide them up into daily tasks. You will be surprised how far such a simple habit can go in reducing the stress of trying to keep a sanitary home.
- Damp Mopping and Dusting. The best weapon to reduce dust in your home is to use moisture when dusting and mopping. Trying to capture all of that dust with a dry rag or feather duster is just moving it around. Instead, use microfiber cloths or microfiber cleaning tools. Use a microfiber duster to pick up a thin layer of dust. For a thicker layer, sprinkle a little water on the microfiber cloth. Mop once a week with a microfiber dust mop and a mild cleanser formulated for the type of flooring in your home, whether it be hardwood, vinyl, laminate or tile.
- Vacuum Weekly. Vacuum high-traffic areas at least once per week, and invest in top-quality vacuum bags, such as synthetic cotton HEPA bags. Don’t forget to vacuum those less-obvious places, like curtains, windowsills, shelves, wainscoting and baseboards.
- Reduce Clutter. Cleaning can be a real nightmare when your home is full of clutter. Regularly donating items you no longer need or use or selling items through online marketplaces can really help to free up more space. You will have less to clean, less to organize and less stress. Simplify.
- Clean From Top to Bottom. This old saying holds a lot of truth. If you vacuum first and then go back and clean light fixtures and curtains, the dust ends up on the floor or in your carpet. Instead, start by cleaning high surfaces such as cobwebs in corners, curtains and baseboards and work your way down. Vacuum last.
Dust accumulation in your home is often a product of airflow. If you find that you are doing all of these things to reduce dust in your home and it still is not enough, you may want to consider installing spray foam insulation. While spray foam insulation has many benefits, it is also highly efficient in keeping out pollen, dust and other airborne pollutants. If you want to know more about how spray foam insulation can reduce dust in the home, please call us at Cape Fear Foam LLC today.