Have your sinuses been acting up? The culprit could be dust in your home. While they’re small, dust particles can easily build up and take over if you’re not diligent about dusting. There are also other ways you can keep dust to a minimum in your home.
Dust and Clean All Fans in Your Home
Whether you have ceiling, window, or portable fans, they should all be cleaned regularly to avoid dust mites. A Lambswool duster is often recommended as they have extendable handles to reach the crevices of fans’ blades and housing motor. For deep-cleaning, use a small amount of soap and wet towel to wipe down the blades and fan covers.
Thoroughly Clean All Surfaces and Floors
Don’t just dust and call it a day! Thoroughly clean all surfaces in your house starting with surfaces such as counters and tables and working your way down to the floors. For simple dusting, use a dust mop on the floor and clean higher surfaces with damp microfiber clothes to gather dust and dirt without retracting it back onto the surfaces.
Change Your Bedding Frequently
Dust mites make their home everywhere, especially in bedding. This is perhaps the biggest culprit of dust-related sinuses since we’re in such close proximity to our bedding. Prevent dust mites in your bed by frequently changing (or washing) your pillowcases, sheets, and covers.
You should also vacuum your mattress from time to time as it can accumulate dust as well. If you find these solutions to be ineffective, it may be time to replace your mattress as it could be embedded with dust mites.
Nylon and wool carpeting attracts and traps dust mites, so it’s suggested to switch your carpet to hardwood, tile, or even hypoallergenic carpeting. If it’s not feasible to change your flooring, be sure to regularly vacuum your carpets and rugs.
Invest in Air Purifiers
Another way to combat dust is to place a few air purifiers to circulate fresh air throughout our home. This is especially beneficial for those who have respiratory issues or allergies. Keep in mind that air purifiers don’t entirely get rid of dust mites altogether but do minimize the accumulation and spreading of them.
We hope this blog post on minimizing dust in your home has been helpful. Do you have any additional tips? We’d like to hear them!