6 Best Ways to Rid Dust from Your House
The dustiest places are in spaces you never even think to clean.
Tables are dusted, floors are swept—your home is the picture of dust-free heaven, right? You may be surprised to learn that some of the dustiest places in your house are in spaces you never even think to clean. Here are 6 of the dustiest places in your home and how you can keep them as dust-free as the rest of your spotless abode.
Top of the Fridge
“The top of the fridge can be a habitat for dust and dead bugs,” says RealtyToday.com. Grab a clean microfiber cloth and wipe away the dust on a regular basis. At least once a month, wipe with an all-purpose cleaner like our Ecospirit brand or make your own by mixing ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda into ½ gallon of water.
When you are done with the top of your fridge, it’s time to dust the fridge coils. Unplug your fridge, grab a vacuum’s brush attachment and vacuum all loose dust from the coils. Using a damp paintbrush (yes, paintbrush), pick up remaining dust.
While you may regularly wash sheets and linens, your mattress is home to dust mites and dead skin (eww). According to Good Housekeeping, the easiest way to tackle the dust is to use the upholstery tool on your vacuum to go over the top and sides of the mattress and box spring. If you have a garment steamer, go over the mattress with the steamer before you vacuum to help kill and remove dust mites.
Dust that accumulates on your ceiling fan gets into the air instantly. Spray a soft cloth with an all-purpose cleaner (see above), and wipe the top of each blade until all the dust is removed. Be sure that the fan is unplugged from the power source and has come to a complete stop before dusting.
Windows are dust magnets so dusting your window sills should be high on your cleaning priority list. Use a vacuum brush extension to remove loose dirt and then dip a soft cloth into soapy water to pick up what is left. Wipe with a dry rag when you are done.
Under Your Rug
Every once in awhile, roll up your rugs and sweep or vacuum the surface UNDER the rugs. This tends to be an area where dust, dirt and fibers accumulate, especially in heavily lived-in rooms where things are often dropped and forgotten.
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