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How to Get Rid of Dust

We all have to deal with dust in our homes. Even the cleanest of houses require dusting everyday so that there is no build up of dirt and grime on the furniture. The amount of dusting depends on what kind of weather and climate you belong to. If it’s a hot and dusty city, then dusting everyday is a must. 

But even in places where is dust is comparatively lesser, there is a dust buildup over a period of time if cleaning isn’t done regularly.

Having dust in your home is a nuisance but once you take measures to clean it regularly, it will be the least of your worries.

What is dust?

Dust is fine powder made up of all sorts of particles that are present in the air, and are spread out on different surfaces. The particles can include dead skin cells, fibers, pollen and various other things. Dust can be anywhere from a thin layer to a thick build-up. The only way to get rid of it is through thorough cleaning and taking preventive measures.

Here are 7 ways to get rid of dust:

  1. Dusting every day

If you live in a place where it gets dusty quite easily, then you must get into the habit of dusting every day. This fact cannot be stressed enough. The surfaces might seem clean, but you don’t know when the dust buildup begins – there is a high chance that a thin layer has already formed which may not be so starkly visible. Take a dry cloth and a dusting brush to thoroughly clean all open surfaces in your home especially furniture.

  1. Vacuuming

You would be surprised to know the amount of dust and dirt a carpet can accumulate in a short period of time. You need to vacuum on a daily basis so that there is no thick build up of dust and dirt in the fibers of carpets. If you have rugs or separate carpets, then take them out to the yard, hang them and beat the dust out of them. Do this every 4-6 weeks and that should prevent any dust from building up.

If you have any pets that go outside and bring the dirt in, then vacuuming should definitely be done every day, and cannot be skipped at all. They shed hair or bring in dirt with them as well.

  1. Change your bedding

Dust also easily clings to fabric, so you might not notice it in the beginning, but dust particles creep up inside fabrics in as little as a day or two. Therefore bed sheets need to be changed every week. Accumulated dust on bed sheets can cause various bugs to come as well – and once they arrive, you’ll be dealing with a whole new nuisance altogether. So it is better to nip the problem right in the bud. This also ensures that there are no allergens that might cause breathing problems to people who are sensitive or those who have asthma.

  1. Clean your closets

You might think that dust doesn’t go inside closets, but contrary to that belief, fibers from your clothes shed over time and form a mush of dust balls. The best thing you can do is to cover them in plastic garment bags. If you have blankets, keep them in airtight plastic bags and vacuum them. Next time when you take out your blankets or quilts, they will be as good as new. This will also keep you safe from that strange, storage smell.

  1. Broom/ dusting brush

For non-carpeted surfaces, it is best to use a mop or broom to clear off dust, dirt and grime that is built up over time. A broom comes in handy because it sweeps up anything that is on the surface easily. It is quick, easy and perfect for those times when you don’t want to take out the loud vacuum.

  1. Get an air purifier

This is one of the best things for any dust prone area. An air purifier does most of your dust removing by trapping all the dust particles that are in the air. This leaves you with minimum dusting to do. All you have to do is to clean it out every few days to ensure it runs smoothly. Every room should be equipped with an air purifier, or at least place them in all those spaces where you see massive accumulation of dust.

  1. Clear the clutter

Remove all clutter from the floor and surrounding areas. The more stuff you pile up, the more dust you will allow to get trapped. Try to keep the house spick and span –p- at least as much as you possibly can.

Preventing dust

There are 3 major preventive measures for dust

1. Clean regularly – tidying your house every day will leave you with a spotless and dust free environment.

2. Avoid using a feather duster as it is very counter-productive, and spreads dust from one surface onto another places.

3. Don’t open windows for too long as they can bring in extra dust from outside.

4. Avoid carpeting your entire house. It would be better if your house has wooden floors because it is easier to clean everything. Carpets provide the perfect refuge to dust, dirt and small particles. The surface of your house may look clean, but you never know how much dust has actually been trapped beneath its fibers.

Combat Dust Mites With Professional DIY Pest Control Products

Usually, where there is a lot of dust, there is a high risk that dust mites will be present as well. Dust mites can be a big problem, especially if you have allergies. Dust mites live off of us, literally. The main things they consume is dander from pets and humans for survival. Dust mites can be found in the typically area (furniture, bedding etc.) where dust accumulates and can be as small as a dust particle.

We have a few products available which can kill dust mites that are creating a problem inside your home. JT Eaton Kills Bed Bug Plus Spray Aerosol is a good spray to use as well as Bedlam Aerosol and Bedlam Plus Bed Bug Killer.  Apply these sprays to furniture, surfaces and any other areas where dust mites typically reside on. 


Dust everywhere can be a pain to deal with in your home. However, if you follow all these steps and tips your house will be dust free in no time.

For more information contact us at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com, we’ll be happy to assist you.

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