It doesn’t matter how often you clean your home, whether you dust from top to bottom daily or make an effort to vacuum every other day. Dust, pollen, hair, skin cells, and other debris have a way of building up, especially if you keep your windows open for a cool breeze. It’s unavoidable. If you suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues, then you know the value of keeping a dust-free home. The good news is there are plenty of ways to improve your air quality and ditch the dust.
No Shoes Allowed
One of the surest ways to bring the worst parts of the outside into your home is on your shoes. Whether it’s dirt, pollen or worse, creating a habit of leaving your shoes at the door is a good way to keep dust at bay. Place a shoe rack at the front door and encourage your family members to slip on slippers or house shoes when they come in. And guests? You can always have sliders handy for them as they come in.
And placing a sturdy mat outside your front door is a great way to limit the level of dust and grime that comes into the entryway on shoes before everyone switches footwear.
You don’t need to worry about dragging the upright vacuum out when you can snag yourself a robot vacuum. And if you want a robot vacuum and mop, the S10 from 360 Smart Life is one of the best. With an app to designate no-go zones, and mop-only areas, and create maps with different cleaning schedules, you have control over where your robot vacuum goes and how it operates. You can use the app to send it on an emergency mission or stick to a regular schedule. One thing is sure – dust will have a hard time taking root in your home with a robot vacuum in Australia.
Your HVAC system can be your greatest friend or your worst enemy when it comes to dust. The majority of manufacturers suggest a change of HVAC filter every three to six months, but you can significantly reduce the dust levels in your home by changing it even more frequently. If you opt for a disposable filter, you can switch them out once a month.
Deal With Dust Mites
Dust mites thrive on dust and they can exacerbate skin issues so, it’s more than worth your while to get to grips with the problem. You can deal with dust mites by regularly changing your bedding and vacuuming your mattress. Sheets and pillowcases should be changed weekly, duvets washed and mattresses vacuumed monthly.
If you have pets, they can heavily contribute to the dust and allergens that come into your home. Be sure to groom them outdoors to limit how much hair and dander is released in your home. If you don’t have the facilities to groom your pet outside, then limit the activity to the bathroom and put an old towel down on the ground.
An air purifier won’t dust your home for you, but it will collect dust particles and allergens. It is particularly useful after you have been dusting as it can grab any debris from the air and prevent it from resettling on your furniture. Just be sure to change the filter in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.
And finally, when you do dust, be sure to use a microfibre cloth and stroke the surface to prevent it from being released into the air. For hard surfaces, such as shelving and tables, lightly dampen your cloth. You can also use dryer sheets, which will also keep them dust-free a bit longer.