Common places dust is probably lurking in your home and how to get rid of dust without dispersing it into the air. Don’t miss these dusting tips if you have indoor allergies!
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Dust. It’s everywhere!
I know I can’t be the only one who has an ongoing battle with dust. And for those of us who suffer from indoor allergies, we have to be extra vigilant or else suffer some pretty sneezy consequences.
I will say that the one good thing about having allergies is that it motivates me to regularly dust my home. In fact, my home is cleaner now than ever since I had to find all the sneaky places dust likes to hide!
Who knew dust could collect on light bulbs??
Since it can be hard to know where dust lurks, let me share with you some of the places dust is likely hiding in your own home. I’ll also tell you about my favorite tools to get rid of dust without dispersing it into the air.
Let’s get started!
19 Sneaky Places Dust is Probably Hiding in Your Home
1. Lamp shades
2. Light bulbs
3. Ceiling fans
6. Ledges above door and window frames
7. Ledge around the top of your shower stall
8. Window sills
9. Top of thermostat
10. Kitchen cabinets (on top of the cabinets and on the cabinet doors)
11. Behind appliances (fridge, stove, washer, dryer, etc.)
12. Light switch plates and outlet plates
13. On top of your fridge
14. Bedding (be sure to wash your sheets once per week in hot water to kill dust mites!)
15. Closet floor
16. Curtains and other window treatments
17. Air vents
18. Electronics (TV, gaming console, DVD player, computer, printer, sound system, etc.)
19. Crevices in furniture
Whew! That’s a lot of places where dust can hide! Unfortunately, this isn’t an exhaustive list since dust can collect just about anywhere. Even so, these are the main places that I try to dust regularly in my own home in order to keep the dust (and my allergies!) at bay.
How to get rid of dust without dispersing it into the air
Now that you know where dust likes to hide, you need some tools to help you combat the situation!
Special Note: This post is NOT sponsored by Shark. I just happen to think their vacuum cleaners are awesome! 🙂
Feather dusters may look pretty and all, but they’re quite ineffective at getting dust out of your home. In fact, all they do is stir up the dust so it can settle elsewhere! Friend, what you need is a microfiber cloth.
Rather than dispersing dust into the air like a feather duster, microfiber cloths actually grab and trap dust as you wipe the surfaces in your home. You can easily rinse the dust down the drain when you’re finished, or you can toss the cloth in your washing machine to get rid of the dust.
All you have to do is lightly mist a rag with a little bit of water (I use a spray bottle) and wipe whatever surfaces need dusting!
Shark hand vacuum
Having a hand-held vacuum comes in handy for small dusting jobs such as cleaning the cracks and crevices in furniture. It certainly isn’t necessary, but Josh and I have really enjoyed having our baby Shark around!
Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum
This vacuum cleaner has been a real game changer for me. It has Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter. Basically, that means it traps the vast majority of allergens in the dust canister rather than dispersing them back into the air like standard vacuum cleaners do.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this new vacuum! With my old one, I would get a terrible allergy fit the day after vacuuming even if I used a dust mask AND left the house immediately after vacuuming. Those allergy fits were so bad that no amount or combination of nettle tea and allergy medicine could even touch my symptoms. All I could do was keep a box of Kleenex nearby and suffer on.
BUT, this vacuum changed all that.
Now, I can vacuum my house whenever I want without using a dust mask and without leaving the house immediately afterward! Hallelujah!
That Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology is where it’s at, my friend.
If you have indoor allergies and need to get rid of the dust in your house without dispersing it into the air, you could probably benefit from a vacuum like this one. It does cost a little bit, but it’s a small price to pay when you’re dealing with severe allergies.
Wrapping It Up
So now you know the 19 sneaky places dust is probably hiding in your home! Be sure to dust these areas regularly or as needed, especially if you have allergies.
If you’d like to get rid of the dust in your home without stirring it up into the air, I recommend ditching your feather duster in favor of microfiber cloths. I’m 99.9% sure you’ll love them just as much as I do!
And if you need an allergy-friendly alternative to your standard vacuum cleaner, the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum is an excellent choice. I absolutely love mine, and I’ll never go back to a regular vacuum cleaner after experiencing the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology! My nose has never been happier. 🙂
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What about you? How do you battle the dust in your home?
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