Give those tiny specks you see floating around the ultimate kick! We know this is a daunting task to deal with but let’s face it, it’s inevitable. The key is to stay on top of it.
Everyone knows that dust is made up of skin cells, lint, animal dander, pollen, and all that nasty stuff, but did you know that it can also be made up of things around your home such as chemicals that are found in some furniture, plastics, cleaning products, types of flooring and electronics? Yes, it’s true!
These chemicals are no joke. They have been known to cause cancer and other serious health issues.
Not to worry you too much, but dust is a serious matter, it’s much more than just annoying particles that settle on your things.
Here are some ideas that you can add to your cleaning routine to help minimize dust and properly clean your surfaces:
Implement the use microfiber cloths at least twice a week as they are perfect for polishing off table or dresser surfaces with their specific ability to trap dust. Take your trusty vacuum across every carpet in your home once a week. If your vacuum doesn’t have a HEPA filter, get one! These help capture and keep the dust particles locked in and out of your home.
If you are looking to restore dusty leather furniture, try this DIY leather conditioner. Mix 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup black tea, and 1/4 cup white vinegar and shake. Break out the microfiber cloths and rub the mixture all over your couch and VOILA! Good as new!
Don’t forget your plants as dust can accumulate on them too. Leaving your plants even with a thin layer on them can slow their growth. Again, with a microfiber cloth, take those plants outside and wipe off their leaves!
If you’re not already, use green cleaning products. Avoid chemicals such as: bleach, ammonia and items that contain salt phthalates acids. Using safer products around your home will help with you and your family’s long term health.
Last but not least, wipe down your baseboards with a simple dryer sheet. These sheets are great for collecting dog hair and of course, dust particles. The best part about the dryer sheets is that they actually build a static barrier, keeping the dust from collecting back rapidly!
If you have any concerns about your indoor air quality or want to improve it. Check out the EnviroAire UV whole home cleaner!