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Tips for getting rid of dust in your home

As an adult looking after our place of living, it seems the war on dust is never ending.

By House & Garden South Africa | October 25, 2021 | Category

As an adult looking after our place of living, it seems the war on dust is never ending. Where does it all come from?

They collect on shelves, in the corners of our homes, in every nook and cranny of our furniture, and if we’re not careful, it can be a major risk to our health.

Here are a few cleaning tips on how to prevent the accumulation of dust in your home.

Vacuum the ceiling

You may not realise it, but the large surfaces of ceilings are magnets for dust to collect on. A monthly vacuum and wipe down of the ceiling will prevent dust from settling and prevent it from circulating in the air and falling all over your furniture.

Consider a no shoes policy

Shoes bring dust, dirt and bacteria into the home. Even better than wiping off your shoes before you enter is removing them completely. Have a cute shoerack near the entrance of your home to entice you - and your guests - to get into the habit.

Keep an eye on the curtains

Most windows are not completely sealed, which means curtains and blinds collect a lot of dust. Remember to give your curtains a thorough wash on a regularly basis (check the label for ash care instructions), while for blinds, wipe down often with a microfibre cloth.

Invest in air purifier

Dust particles float through the air before finding a place to land. With an air purifier, the dust particles get trapped before they can settle on any surface. According to studies, an air purifier with an HEPA filter can remove 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns.

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