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Did you know the average American household collects about 40 pounds of dust each year?

If you’re having trouble keeping up with your dusting, you could be exposing your family to unnecessary contaminants such as dead skin, pollen, hair, fur, and more. 

In order to help you maintain your home dust free, we’ve put together this list. Read on for 5 great dusting tips.

1. Work From the Top Down

When you dust your home, make sure you work from the top down. If you start cleaning your home from the bottom and then move to the top, you would stir up the dust from the ceiling fans.

On the other hand, if you do the top surfaces first, you can catch all the dust as you work your way down. 

2. Follow a Weekly Schedule

If you’re not sure how often you need to dust, you should follow a once a week rule. Once a week make it a priority to dust all of your picture frames, dressers, nightstands, and tables. 

Those who suffer from allergies might have to clean more often because these surfaces are a magnet for dust.

You should also vacuum any rugs and carpets weekly because dust particles tend to get trapped deep in your carpets. Many people also neglect to take care of dusting their blinds and curtains. 

If you don’t want to do all of your dusting at once, you can set up a dusting schedule for different days of the week. For example, you can dust all your surfaces on Mondays, carpets on Tuesdays, and curtains on a different day. 

As long as you keep a consistent schedule, your home should be dust free. 

3. Upholstery

Those who have upholstered furniture know how difficult it is to get dust, fur, and other dander off this surface. 

In order to get as much dust as possible off your upholstery, you need to use a rubber glove. Because the rubber creates static, it can pick up even the most stubborn hair, dust, and fur.

After you’ve used the rubber glove, you can use the vacuum attachment to pick up the remaining dust.

4. Dust Your Books

Your personal book library is also a magnet for dust. The last thing you want is to pick up a book and see that it’s covered in dust. 

While you don’t have to dust your books that often, try to do it every couple of months. Take a vacuum cleaner and go over the top and the spines of the books. 

In order to also keep the shelves dust free, slide them out four at a time and use a microfiber cloth to clean it.

5. Plants

If you have indoor plants, chances are these also collect plenty of dust. In order to keep your plants dust-free, you can simply take them outside and use a can of compressed air on the leaves. 

As an extra cleaning tip, try not to use water to dust your plants since it could result in mold.

Try These Dusting Tips

Now that you know about these great dusting tips, it’s time you put them to the test. 

Remember to start from the top down, try a weekly schedule, dust your books, and don’t forget about your plants. 

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