One of the problems with keeping a dusty home is that you can develop allergies, or aggravate existing ones. It is important, more so than usual, to keep the place free of dirt, grime, and grit that causes you to sneeze. There are five ways to do this, ensuring you do not sneeze when you are inside the house.
Get Rid Of The Carpet
Wall to wall carpeting does not help at all with getting rid of dust, so take it up and throw it out. Carpeting is one of the leading causes of excess dust, so if you want the allergens to stay out, the carpets need to go. Stick to smaller rugs from now on, because area rugs are easier to clean, and also collect less dust than carpets.
You could be vacuuming your carpet twice every week if you are not going to part with it. Get something that has a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA), and this will suck up most of the dust. Most vacuums have attachments that are made for other surfaces like wood and tile, which means you will be able to use the thing in rooms, which don’t have carpets. If the filter needs changing, make sure to do that so the vacuum doesn’t leave dust in its wake.
Get Thee Right Cleaning Tools
Mops and feather dusters are not the tools you want to use here unless you are looking to spread dust and germs all around the place. There is plenty of better cleaning supplies that clean as well as remove dust completely. Get something with specialized cloth instead of feathers, string or yarn, and try using microfiber cloths when cleaning the furniture. Microfiber effectively gets the dust out of wood and even leather.
Remove Dusty Sheets
Sleeping on dusty sheets can be bad for your health, but it can be hard identifying them as dusty. It is smart to just change your sheets weekly and wash the comforters to for good measure. Bedding builds up dust if only from your own skin, so it is not a good idea to be sleeping on the same sheets for more than a week. The same holds well for pillows too, and it is prudent to put those in a dryer for half an hour.
Clean The Shelves
Lots of items on your shelves can gather dust and make the environment less hygienic, so take microfiber cloths and clean your books, DVDs, videogames, and framed pictures.