The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to open the windows and let fresh air into your home. As you tidy things up with your spring cleaning routine, the following are some effective methods you can use to keep dust from coming in and building up.
- Use a Duster
Your old socks or ripped t-shirts are easy dusters, but they’re not as effective as specialized tools such as microfiber or electrostatic cloth. The electric charge these fabrics contain serves as magnets that suck dust in and doesn’t let it out. This makes them more efficient at gathering dust and keeping it gone. For maximum effect, take the duster outside several times as you go about your cleaning.
- Vacuum After Dusting
Dusting the mantel, bookshelf, fan blades, etc. will knock dust into the air. As it floats down it will find its way to the carpet, hardwood floor, tile, etc. Turn fans off, close windows, and wait a good 30 minutes after dusting to vacuum it up. This will help ensure you get it all.
Like electrostatic cloth, those knick knacks and, novelty items, are magnets for dust. The simple solution is to get rid of these as the weather warms up. Go through your closets, shelves, cabinets, and crawl spaces to get rid of the clutter. Donate old clothes, toys, furniture, etc. and recycle cardboard, glass, plastic, etc. Not only will getting these items out of your home reduce the amount of dust that can collect, it will open rooms up and make them feel more comfortable throughout the year.
- Install Screen Doors
When opening doors and windows, you create portals for dust and dirt to float in through. Install retractable screen doors and shades in your home. Doing so allows you to enjoy the fresh breeze blowing through your home, while minimizing the amount of dust and pollen that blow in. Shades soften the light, which helps protect furniture and flooring from sun fade, and retractable screen doors prevent bugs, insects, and the neighbor’s cat from coming in.
Contact All Seasons Retractable Screens of California at 858-283-8113, or fill out our contact form for more information about the products we have available. Our retractable screen doors and window shades are just what the cleaning doctor ordered to help keep your home clean and dust free throughout the year.