cleaning tipsMany of us have an unwanted guest in our homes: dust! Dust can be frustrating at the least, and a health hazard to those with respiratory problems such as asthma. So how can you minimize this annoyance and keep your house clean? Here are a few tips to get rid of dust in your home.

Clean the Air

To keep the air in your home dust free booking a furnace cleaning is the first step. Getting a professional company to rid your ducts, vents and furnace of dust is a necessary step to stop the distribution of particles in your home. Make sure you replace your furnace filters on a regular basis.

Turning your furnace fan on while cleaning can help filter out some of the dust through your furnace filter. Turn it on when you start cleaning and turn it off 15 minutes after you are done cleaning.

Clean the Floor

Minimize the carpeted area in your home. If you do love the feel of carpet, schedule regular carpet cleaning appointments to keep the fibres dust free.

Vacuuming on a regular basis will help keep dust at bay. Don’t forget about sweeping and mopping! Moving those heavy appliances and couches every couple of months to sweep and mop underneath will definitely help to eliminate dust.

For those with area rugs, having them cleaned on a yearly basis helps, as does beating the dust out of them outside twice a year.

Clean Everything Else!

Tidy, tidy, tidy! Before you start dusting, declutter your home. Dust will gather on unused furniture, on knick-knacks and things left on the floor. Get rid of the things you don’t need and the dust will follow.Try to say nay to heavy draperies and fabrics. Dusting blinds is a piece of cake.

When you’re dusting, make sure you use something that will collect dust, not push it around. There are plenty of products that can help do the cleaning for you. Try to dust your home twice per week.

Make it your missions to see the floor of your closet again! Closets can harbour tons of dust. Keeping the floor clean can mean much less dust.

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