Smart Strategies to Get Rid of The Dust in Your House

LIFESTYLE  |  November 30, 2017
  • Dust, be gone!
    1 / 5 Dust, be gone!

    Eradicating dust is an impossible feat. Dust is everywhere and difficult to remove completely. So what can you do to keep your house as clean as possible? Helpling’s cleaning expert Roxanna Pelka has valuable advice.

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  • Dusting works best with a dry cloth
    2 / 5 Dusting works best with a dry cloth

    What most people don’t know is that a wet cloth will only smudge dust. A dry, anti-static microfibre cloth, on the other hand, attracts the particles like a magnet – it doesn’t raise dust but encloses it safely. Extra tip: After dusting, put a drop of fabric softener on another microfibre cloth and wipe over furniture. The softener has a repelling effect – and new dust gets repelled.

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  • Open the windows just twice a day
    3 / 5 Open the windows just twice a day

    Open windows are an invitation for floating dust fluffs. When airing your home during the day, the dust layer on your furniture will thicken. The solution? Open the windows in the morning and at night for 10 minutes. The intense ventilation brings enough new oxygen in without granting the dust much time to settle.

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  • Make sure certain household items are made of synthetic materials
    4 / 5 Make sure certain household items are made of synthetic materials

    The small dust particles themselves are harmless. However, the dust mites in them can make our lives difficult. A single gram of house dust contains up to 10,000 mites. In fact, their dung can trigger allergic reactions. If you have an allergy, make sure that your pillows, blankets and carpets are made of synthetic materials like polyester. These are easy to clean and can be washed more often.

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  • Use an anti-spray on electronics
    5 / 5 Use an anti-spray on electronics

    White drapes often turn to grey curtains – but the worst dust collectors are electronic – the TV, laptop or the stereo. As these are electronically charged around the clock, they magically attract flying dust. The only solution is an anti-static spray from the drugstore. It lays a protective film on the devices so that the feather duster can rest a few days longer.

    (Also Read: How Many Calories Do You Burn While Doing Housework?)

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