Do you know why dust appears in your home almost immediately after you clean up? You may be using inappropriate (and ineffective) weapons to fight this ubiquitous enemy!
Dust is stored on all surfaces and you may be surprised that most of it are in places that we usually do not notice at all during cleaning. It is natural, for example, who would vacuum or sweep walls or ceilings during normal cleaning?
Choose the right places
Under normal circumstances, we wipe the dust on horizontal surfaces in the room. These are mainly shelves, tables, or electronics. Less often we get to wipe the paintings and their frames and even less often to wipe and clean hidden but even more, unclogged areas such as walls or radiators (and the spaces behind them).
Probably the least often we get to the surfaces of tall cabinets or shelves and behind furniture.
But fine. The basic rule when fighting dust is to start at the top of the room and continue down. You will wipe the table unnecessarily if you swirl dust from a nearby shelf for a while. Therefore, start at one point, such as a window. Wipe the window sills if you have time, so do the blinds. Use a static cloth that is guaranteed to attract dust particles together. Ideally, open the window and also vacuum the dirt deposited in the grooves of the frame.
We usually have radiators under the window, so immediately pay attention to this hard-to-reach area, always with the help of extensions, so that you can – if necessary – get between the individual ribs. We find a lot of dust stored in curtains and drapes. Of course, vacuuming them is impractical, but if you have a simple system for folding curtains put them in the washing machine as often as possible.
You have dust over your head
Yes, specifically on lamps and lamp covers. Remove them regularly and wash them thoroughly, if they cannot be cleaned wet, use cloth gloves to clean every single piece on a complicated crystal chandelier. From time to time, walk on the ceiling and walls with a vacuum cleaner or broom, of course, carefully so as not to damage or contaminate them. Regular wiping of dust from all vertical surfaces will help reduce the total amount of dust in your home.
To make less dust
Your home will be less dusty if you have higher humidity. It is during very hot or dry months that you may feel that you have much more dust in your home. A quality humidifier will not only be a bonus for your health but will also help with cleaning.
Also, add anti dusting agents to your equipment. However, you can also make it at home, the classic fabric softener for laundry will suffice. You mix one part of the fabric softener with four parts of water, put it in a sprayer and effective cleaning can begin!