That’s the dust that hasn’t quite piled up in your home. The dust that doesn’t look like it’s covering a surface, but when you wipe your hand across it, you find out the truth.
Some areas where invisible dust likes to hide are on lamp shades, light fixtures, windows, and upholstered furniture.
Have you ever been surprised to see just how dirty something is until after you clean it? What starts off as a simple job, quickly turns into asking yourself “how did (this) get so dirty?!”
That’s invisible dust.
Here are a few ways to cut down on invisible dust in your home, keeping your family and your home safe and clean.
Lamp shades are the biggest culprit in collecting dust and pet dander. Carefully take your crevice tool on your vacuum cleaner and use it to dust off your shades. If you are worried about breaking or harming the shade, try using a lint roller.
I’ve cleaned thousands of bathrooms in the six years I’ve been in business and I can honestly say dust gathers in and around the light fixtures. You would be amazed if you ever crawled on your countertop and took a peek in what was growing in the lights! This is not a bad chore. Actually, once you deep clean the fixtures, it is a lot easier to keep up with the dust. If you have light fixtures that can be easily removed, take them down and soak them in hot soapy water. The easiest thing to do is to fill up the bathroom sink and place them in there. Depending on how intricate your fixtures are, grab a towel and maybe a toothbrush to scrub those hard to reach places. Dry and hang the fixtures back up. Is your room brighter?
Windows are tricky-tricksters and can even fool the experienced cleaner. There have been times where I think, “hmm…these windows aren’t too bad” then I take my one part vinegar, four parts water solution and squeegee and BOY do I have a mess on my hands. Now, grab a toothbrush, open the window, and get to scrubbing! Cleaning this part of the windowsill will help keep dirt in your home down to a minimum and it is only a job you do a couple times throughout year.
When was the last time you looked under your couch cushions? I usually avoid looking under mine because it’s gross. My dog lays on the couch, we veg out on the couch, I take my naps on the couch. A half-teaspoon of dust contains as many as 1,000 dust mites and 250,000 allergenic dust mite fecal pellets. Don’t be grossed out. You’ve been living in it your whole life. Just take a few extra steps like vacuuming your upholstery, removing the cushions and using the crevice tool on the vacuum to get extra crumbs that may have fallen, and pull your couch out and vacuum the floor under the couch. Schedule an upholstery cleaning once a year and you are good.
If you or someone in your family is sick often, dust could be the reason why. Keep your home and family safe and healthy with these quick tips integrated into your cleaning schedule.
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