Do you want to know how to reduce dust in your home?

If you often find yourself sneezing, have watery eyes or wheeze in your own home, you may have a dust mite allergy.

We’ve put together a list of 21 ways for you to reduce the dust in your house to make your home look better than ever, and help you breathe easier too!

1. Change your bedding

Change those sheets!

Your dear old bed collects skin flakes and dust with ease.

An easy way to prevent dust in your home is washing your bedsheets and pillowcases weekly. Get the pillows dry cleaned or wash them yourself.

2. Vacuum regularly to reduce dust

Vacuum your house to help suck up all the dust, especially high traffic areas like hallways and living rooms.

If you’re serious about reducing dust in your home, look out for vacuum cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters which are supposed to remove 99.9% of pollen, animal dander and bacteria from the air.

3. How to prevent dust in the home by sweeping the floors

If there are areas where you don’t need to vacuum, use a broom and dustpan to sweep the floors. Wash your dustpan and brush every few months and let them air-dry before storing.

4. Mop the floors

A wet mop will collect the dust that you missed after sweeping. The longer you leave it, the harder it will be, so give it a go today!

5. How to prevent dust with a dehumidifier

A dehumidifier will help reduce the levels of humidity in the house and is one of the best ways to help dust mite control.

There are lots of different types of dehumidifiers available including the Pro Breeze 500ml Compact which I’ve just ordered myself.

6. Beat cushions & rugs

Give them a good beating.

Want to know how to reduce dust in the living room?

Use an old broom handle or a carpet beater to beat your cushions and rugs. Continue to do so until you no longer see any dust flying off them.

7. Use a microfiber cloth to reduce dust

Grab a microfiber cloth to use on all your furniture and surfaces. These cloths have more fibres that are able to attach themselves to the smallest dirt particles – meaning they make dusting light work.

8. How to prevent dust for pet owners

Keep an eye on pet fur and dander by regularly brushing your pets. When picking a place to brush them, choose a tile or stone floor that’s easier to clean.

9. Use an air purifier to reduce dust

Reduce dust particles with an air purifier and store them close to windows. This will prevent airborne contaminants getting in and circulating the room.

10. Clean air ducts & vents to prevent dust

Dirty air vents can build up a dust, dirt and grime layer. Give it a good clean and this will improve ventilation.

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