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How to Dust Properly and Why It’s So Important

Everyone knows the struggle of dusting. You see dust build up in your home, you clean it up, and suddenly dust creeps back up again. It’s easy to want to throw your hands up and just ignore the dust, but we can assure you that this is not such a great idea.

Dust is made by a combination of different elements — skin cells, your hair and animal hair, dirt, pollen, and other intrusive elements. No one wants this stuff crowding their home.

Here’s the million-dollar question — what dusting strategy helps keep dust away for good? Is that even possible? Here’s your answer and why you should keep a regular dusting schedule.

Why Is Dusting Important?

The components in dust particles vary. It’s likely a combination of dead human skin cells, hair, and pet dander (if you have pets). But far more dangerous components, such as bugs, can live in dust.

As dust builds, more intrusive elements combine. This forms what is known as dust bunnies — those big hunks of dust that hide under or behind your furniture.

Dusting is important as it reduces your risk of sickness and allergies. While most types of dust don’t cause severe illnesses, they can induce mild allergies and sicknesses. This includes:

  • Coughing
  • Eye irritation
  • Sneezing

In severe cases, dust can irritate asthma and cause hay fever.

In addition, dust is an eyesore. A huge layer of dust can make a beautiful furniture piece look ugly.

How to Dust Properly

Start By Removing All Items

Dust each piece of furniture one at a time. Start by removing everything off of the furniture.

To remove all of the dust, taking shortcuts and dusting around your items won’t help. In addition, it takes more time to pick up each item and dust under them than to just remove everything off of the piece of furniture and dust it all in one go.

Use a Dusting Cloth

Take your dusting cloth and give the furniture a good wiping. These are specialized microfiber cloths made to attract and hold dust particles. They don’t cause dust to fly around like dusters and they don’t leave residue the way spray cleansers do.

Dust Your Items

Don’t only dust your furniture! Take the items on your furniture and dust each off using a separate dusting cloth.

Clean the Area Around Your Furniture

Just in case any dust traveled, you’ll want to clean around your furniture. Take a broom or vacuum (depending on if your floors are carpet or not) and give the floor a good cleaning around the area.

It’s also a good idea to take another dusting cloth and clean the sides, front and bottom of the furniture.

Regular Dusting vs. Deep Clean Dusting

The big question — should you dust regularly or only dust when it starts to become noticeable?

Ideally, you should dust your home regularly.

If you don’t dust every week, you should at least dust every other week. However, there’s actually a difference between regular dusting and the dusting you do during spring cleaning.

The items you deep clean are less noticeable. This includes the windowsills, the door frames, behind furniture, the beds, the walls, and the fan.

You should regularly clean areas that accumulate dust quickly and the more noticeable parts of the home. This includes furniture in your living room, bedroom, bathroom, dining room, and kitchen.

You should also pay attention to where family and guests usually spend time — for example, dust around the headboards of a bed and on tables.

Need More Help Dusting?

Dusting isn’t a glamorous job but it’s a necessary one. Dust builds up all over your home and can be dangerous as well as unsightly. It’s important to know how to properly dust your home and take measures to prevent dust.

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