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9 out of 10 forget to clean them: which places in the apartment accumulate dust the most

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Cleanliness in the house is a guarantee not only of a good mood but also of the health of the whole family. That's why most people try to do regular wet cleaning, wiping dust off the floor, furniture, and appliances.

However, even the most attentive homeowners can miss places where a lot of dirt accumulates over time. Therefore, Better Homes & Gardens has prepared a selection of places where you probably dust very rarely.

Dust is mostly made up of human skin cells, but it can also contain dust mites and their droppings, bacteria, mold, pet hair, and even viruses. All of this can cause an allergic reaction, if not something worse, so you need to do regular and thorough wet cleaning.

Ceilings

The textured surface of most ceilings easily accumulates dust and cobwebs, but most people don't pay much attention to it. As a result, the air quality in the room deteriorates.

You can use a wireless vacuum cleaner to clean the ceiling.

9 out of 10 forget to clean them: which places in the apartment accumulate dust the most

Mattresses and bedding

Since dust mites feed on dead skin cells and thrive in dark, damp, and warm places, beds are one of the best breeding grounds for them. Therefore, you should regularly vacuum both sides of your mattresses and wash your bedding.

Light fixtures

Dust can accumulate in lampshades and light fixtures. Before cleaning them, turn off the lights and wait for them to cool completely. Then wipe the dust off the glass shades and bulbs with a dry microfiber cloth. Fabric lampshades can be washed.

Walls

Dust can encourage mold growth especially in damp areas such as bathrooms. Therefore, you should regularly wipe every surface, even the walls, with a damp cloth. For hard-to-reach areas, use a long-handled mop.

9 out of 10 forget to clean them: which places in the apartment accumulate dust the most

Skirting boards

Since skirting boards are located near the floor and are often hidden behind furniture, they are rarely wiped down. But it is necessary to do so to make your home truly shine with cleanliness.

Shelves

Some people rarely wipe down shelves with a lot of things, books, etc. because it takes a lot of time to clean and reassemble all the little things. However, if you don't get rid of dust for a long time, you can face the problem of dust mites.

Pet beds

Just like our mattresses, pet beds are a prime breeding ground for dust mites. Therefore, it is worth regularly cleaning the washable parts in hot water and collecting hair and dander with a vacuum cleaner.

Houseplants

Houseplants collect dust on their leaves. This can affect their ability to photosynthesize. Therefore, to keep your plants healthy, regularly wipe them with a damp cloth.

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