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Dusting your home has many benefits. Here's some tips to do it right.

Posted on July 22, 2013

We all know that dust can make your otherwise lovely home look and feel dirty. But did you know there are important health benefits from dusting? Those little particles can aggravate your allergies and cause other undesirable respiratory effects. This happens because some dust is actually pollen, mold and other nasty specs of dirtiness. Needless to say, these are things you and your family do not want to be breathing in day after day.

Also, here's a fun fact for the day: The average person can shed over a pound of skin every year.  Where does all that skin go?  That's right, it becomes dust.  Gross.  All the more reason to dust regularly!

Here are three simple tips to dusting your home properly:

  1. The order in which you clean matters.  If you are going to vacuum and dust, make sure you vacuum after you dust so you can suck up all the particles you just dusted off onto the floor.
  2. Use a vacuum with an upholstery nozzle to remove all the dust that has settled on covered furniture.  Also, don't forget to use this technique on your mattress, the bed is an often ignored dust stronghold.
  3. Reduce the amount of dusting you have to do in the future by using any of the following preventative measures: close windows, replace your air filters often, use door mats or purchase an air purifier.

Swiffer dusters are great for quick and convenient dusting, but they can be quite wasteful. Try some reusable and eco-friendly alternatives to swiffer dusters as well. And if you don't have the time to take on all that dust yourself, Get Maid always has you covered. Simply book one of our maids and say goodbye to your dust bunnies.

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