You'll forget about dust: cleaning tips that really work

Proper cleaning and interior organisation will protect you from dust

House dust is one of the most unpleasant problems when it comes to cleaning. It seems that it is simply impossible to get rid of it completely, and it endlessly settles on surfaces and things over and over again. However, experienced housewives know how to get rid of dust and make sure that it does not collect again for a long time.

OBOZREVATEL has compiled the best life hacks in one article. First of all, keep in mind that a significant part of dust is dust mites, which can be very harmful to health, which is why the problem needs to be actively addressed. And here are effective proven methods.

Don't collect dust collectors

Figurines, notebooks, vases, soft toys on open shelves look very nice and create a sense of interior habitability. But wiping them off dust every time is just hell. Therefore, either try to have as few of these things as possible, or store them on closed shelves. For example, behind glass. Unfortunately, books, appliances, and carpets are also dust collectors, and you'll have to pay a lot of attention to them when cleaning anyway.

Do not get carried away with decorative elements of the interior

In addition to things, the most beautiful, decorative elements of the interior can be used as dust collectors - tiles with bas-reliefs, carved furniture, mouldings, massive picture frames. Dust will get into every bend and recess and irritate you with its appearance. Therefore, when planning a renovation, be sure to think about how much you are ready to clean all these small corners, and balance your desire for beauty with your own unwillingness to spend a lot of time keeping this beauty clean.

Keep windows closed

One of the biggest sources of dust indoors is particles brought in from the street. This is especially true for those whose homes are close to greenery and busy roads. Therefore, to protect yourself from dust, you should keep your windows tightly closed most of the time.

Clean the ventilation grilles

Another way that dust from outside gets into the apartment is through ventilation. Of course, the amount of dirt in this case is much less, but all the grilles covering any ventilation ducts should be wiped with a damp cloth from time to time. Usually, once a month is enough.

Do wet cleaning

No vacuum cleaner will give you perfect cleanliness on its own without wet cleaning. Therefore, after dry cleaning, be sure to mop the floor to pick up even the smallest particles. A washing robot vacuum cleaner is a good option, but manual mopping will still be more effective. You just have to do it less often. And don't forget to wash textiles and soft toys and wipe the leaves of indoor plants.

Clean dust from top to bottom

Dust has the ability to settle, so it makes sense to start fighting it from the top shelves and surfaces. You will collect some of it on a rag, and some of it will definitely fly to a lower level. And there you will wipe it off at the next stage. So start with chandeliers and high shelves, and finish by mopping the floor.

Keep your tools clean

A clogged vacuum cleaner filter not only collects dirt poorly, but also returns some of it back into the air. Therefore, it is important to change it in a timely manner. You should also wash the cloth and wiping brushes regularly. An additional life hack is to give preference to microfibre cloths, as they do not leave behind any lint and also polish surfaces well.

Use dust-repellent products

No matter how sceptical you may be about these products, they do make a difference in the fight against dust. In particular, due to their viscous texture, they collect dust better than water alone. You can make such a mixture from olive oil, vinegar, dishwashing liquid and lemon essential oil - find the exact and detailed recipe here.

Don't shy away from dry cleaning

Honestly admit that you and your washing machine are not able to cope with a large carpet or a bulky bedspread. Therefore, dry clean such items several times a year. Additional life hacks: the carpet can be washed at a car wash, and a household steamer perfectly cleans the textiles from dust.

Avoid synthetics in the interior

Unlike natural fabrics, synthetic fabrics are more prone to the accumulation of static electricity, which, in turn, strongly attracts dust. It is also more difficult to get rid of it. Therefore, give preference to natural fabrics or blends with a large proportion of natural fibre.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told why it is better to clean dust with a dry microfibre cloth.

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