4 simple dusting tips to get rid of dust and improve air quality in your home.
Everyone’s version of dust is unique since all households are made up of different types of people and pets.
Dust is generally comprised of itty bitty particles that come into your home from outside (dirt, soot, pollen, etc.), human skin cells, pet dander and hair, dust mites, decomposed bugs, lint, tiny pieces of food and flecks of matter produced by smoking or cooking. And those tiny particles end up in your eyes, nose, and lungs.
Dust is everywhere. Try running your finger along almost any surface and you’ll be left with some sort of residue. We dare you to try the top of your ceiling fan or the ledge of your bed’s headboard. Dust accumulates on most surfaces, especially those that don’t get used or moved around too often. Now peek under the couch and wave hello to your friendly local dust bunnies, those clumps of dust and hair that tend to gather beneath furniture.
You are nonconsensually breathing in dust both day and night. Besides being just plain gross, lots of dust bits contain common allergens that can make you sick. We’re all so concerned about the air quality outside, but we forget to be worried about our indoor air quality that we’re breathing constantly.
Follow our simple dusting tips below to rid your home of dust and improve the air quality inside your house:
Dusting is one of those things that you never really think to do until it’s too late. Once the dust is super noticeable (picture your television screen or bookshelves), the task itself seems overwhelming. But if you remember to dust routinely, even just once a week (even if you can’t see the dust, trust us: it’s there and it’ll accumulate quickly), you’ll be breathing easier in no time.