The best way to dust your house
29 Jun 2014 10:06 AM
Posted by hh's Anna Bradley
Breathing clean air is extremely important when it comes to maintaining good health. Dust build-up around your home can aggravate allergies as well as exacerbate asthma. Dusting your house seems like a big job, but as long as you keep on top of it, it’s easy to maintain. Here’s our advice for the best way to dust your house.
Start from the top
If you dust the bottom shelf of a cabinet and work your way up, by the end of the process you’ll find that the bottom shelf is dusty again due to the fallen dust you disturbed on the top. It will be a frustrating and disheartening process. Instead, always start your dusting from the highest point and work your way down. That way, you can clean the fallen dust as you go.
Pick the right tools for the job
When it comes to dusting, you want to use a tool that grabs and lifts the dust rather than just moves it. Some specialised dusting cloths require water or sprays to be effective however the ENJO Dust Glove is designed to be used dry and can be used for dusting around the entire house. Lorena D'Angelo, from ENJO Australia, explains: “The Dust Glove captures and removes very fine (thoracic) and respirable dust, which is a common trigger for asthma and allergies.” The ENJO Dust Glove is designed to remove thick dust from areas around your home that you may have neglected for some time, such as your bathtub or skirting boards, and only releases dust particles when washed or shaken outside.
> Read reviews for the ENJO Dust Glove
Don’t overlook the inconspicuous
There are certain areas and objects in your home that you might overlook in the dusting process because you don’t use/see them every day, such as ceiling fans, windowsills, indoor plants and the surfaces under your furniture. It’s places like these that people tend to forget when they clean and where there tends to be a large build-up of dust, which can affect the quality of air you and your family breathe. Make sure you’re thorough in your dusting process, and don’t ignore less obvious areas that need attention.
Five tips for maintaining a dust-free home
Dusting is definitely an ongoing process, but there are ways to ensure it becomes a small weekly task rather than a huge and unpleasant overhaul every few months. Here’s how to maintain a dust-free home:
1) Vacuum after you dust to remove any dirt that may have fallen on the floor in your dusting process.
2) Don’t leave your windows open too often, especially on windy days and if you live near a busy road. While we need fresh air throughout the house, leaving the windows open all day or night will seriously increase the density of dust in your home.
3) Invest in an air purifier – this will actively remove dust particles from the air that contribute to allergies and asthma.