We all lead very busy lives.
Whether it’s a busy job or shuffling kids between after-school activities, cleaning your home can quickly drop to the bottom of your to-do list.
When it comes down to it, there’s nothing worse than living in a messy space.
It feels crowded, unclean, and simply icky – your sanctuary has now become a place you don’t want to spend time in, let alone invite your friends over.
One huge tip for keeping on top of your cleaning is to reduce the dust in your house. It may seem like such a small aspect of cleaning your home but it makes a huge difference in the long term.
Clean counters and dust free surfaces will create the illusion of a space that is completely clean.
Think of it as the same sort of trick that makes your room seem cleaner even if you’ve only made the bed!
With that in mind, what are the best and quickest ways to reduce dust in your home? Take a few tips from our Sydney and Melbourne cleaners.
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Tips and tricks house cleaners in Melbourne suggest
1. Wash your bed sheets once a week
Now, once a week might seem like a lot, but it’s crucial to reducing the dust in your home.
Dust mites cling to the fibres in your sheets, and every time you sit down or roll over, you’ll send dust flying into the air!
Don’t think you’ve got time to wash your sheets once a week? We totally get it. But it’s all about using your time wisely. Take the morning rush, for example…
- Strip your bed as soon as you get up in the morning
- Pop your sheets in the washing machine before you do anything else
- By the time you’ve had breakfast, prepared your lunch, and gotten dressed, your cycle is done
- Pop them on a clothes rack before you run out the door!
2. Beating the dust out of mats and rugs can make a world of difference
Just like dust mites stick to the fibres in your bed sheets, they will also cling to your mats, rugs and carpets.
Unless you have a really high powered vacuum cleaner, chances are that even when you vacuum, you’re leaving particles of dust behind.
The best thing to do with your rugs is to take them outside. Bring a broom along with you.
First, lay your rug flat and give it rigorous sweep from side to side with the broom
We recommend using a straw broom, as the bristles will help separate the fibres of the rug and loosen the dust.
After a thorough sweep, hang up you rug from the washing line or any other place that is convenient for you.
Now, it’s time to beat the last of the dust from your rug with the broom!
When you return the rug to its position in your home, the amount of dust circulating through your house will decrease significantly.
3. Use a damp cloth to wipe down dusty surfaces
One of the key mistakes that people make when trying to remove dust in their home is using feather dusters or dry rags.
The only thing you achieve when you do this is moving dust from one surface to another, or simply into the air!
The trick is to use a damp cloth or rag.
Because the moisture will help dust cling to the rag, and instead of simply moving dust around the room, you’re actually picking it up.
A word of warning, though – make sure you check your surfaces to make sure a damp cloth will not cause any damage. And of course, don’t use a sopping wet cloth. Make sure you wring it out as much as possible to avoid wet spots remaining on your furniture or shelving.
4. Breathe easy with an air purifier
An air purifier is an incredible way to reduce the amount of dust circulating throughout your home.
By placing them by the windows, you can stop the countless particles outside from coming into the house in the first place.
Reducing the dust in your house isn’t the only benefit when you buy an air purifier. When you invest in an air purifier you reduce the amount of pollen and air borne bacteria. It will clean the air inside your house and make breathing safer for you and your children.
Particularly important for those who suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma!
Banish dust with the help of our Masterful cleaners in Melbourne
Dust might seem like something that’s easy to banish on your own. However, as anyone who has spent hours trying to remove it from their home knows, it has a habit of sticking around!
Thankfully, Master Cleaners can help.
Our team of domestic cleaners in Melbourne specialise in the cleaning jobs that you either:
- Can’t do on your own
- Are too tough to remove
- Or that you simply don’t want to do!
Each member of our team is fully-trained and qualified, and perform the entire spectrum of household cleaning tasks quickly and thoroughly.
And that includes banishing dust.