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Why is my Room So Dusty?


Dust. It is always there. No matter how hard you scrub and clean, it will always find a way to come back within a few days. But why? In this article, you will find many reasons why your room gets so dusty and what methods you can implement to make your room less dusty.

How to clean a dusty room

Before you begin dusting your room, you must ensure you have the essentials.

You will need the following:

Microfiber/feather dusters:

Microfiber lasts longer than cotton and can be washed more often without using its effectiveness.

Vacuum cleaner:

Any dust that is wiped away from a surface will land on a carpet. Use a vacuum cleaner to collect the rest of the dust off the floor.

Microfiber spin mop:

For non-carpet surfaces such as tiles or laminated flooring, spin mops are an effective way to keep the surface clean and dust-free, thanks to the microfiber collecting more dirt and water.

Air purifier:

Keep the air fresh and clean with an air purifier, and add a distinct fragrance that you choose to add to it.

Dust sprays:

Although using dust sprays is not completely necessary, they will help make your room smell nicer as well as adding a particular shine to your furniture when you use it, similar to furniture spray.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Dusting Your Room

You may have your routine already on how to clean your dusty rooms. At Sloane & Sons, we have our schedule for dusting our furniture too, so you can take some inspiration from this and implement this into your next cleaning routine!

Step 1: Remove Items

The first step towards cleaning your dusty room is by removing the items off of the surface you are about to clean, such as lamps, books, and coasters off of your bedside table.

Step 2: Use Dusting Cloths

Once you have dusted these items with a microfiber cloth and dust spray, do the same to the furniture unit. Use different cloths for each piece of furniture to prevent spreading more dust around your dusty room.

Step 3: Clean the Area Around Your Furniture

Take precautions in case dust has traveled around the room, and use a broom, vacuum cleaner, or spin mop (depending on the surface area) to clean up the remaining residue. Ensure to check both the top and bottom areas around your furniture.

How To Stop Your Room from Getting Dusty

There are simple, easy ways you can help reduce the risk of more dust being added to your room. These options can be done before you enter the room. Ask yourself, how often should you clean your home? We have all the answers for cleaning your dusty room, and such methods include:

Take off your shoes:

There is a reason countries in Asia remove their shoes before entering a room, and not just for good manners. Over 80% of the dust in households is caused by the dirt brought in from people’s shoes. If you still do not want to walk barefoot, consider investing in indoor slippers, crocs, or other footwear you will only wear indoors.

Outdoor floor mats:

You should keep floor mats both in and out of your front door space. Give your guests time to wipe their feet before entering your home, and an area to leave their shoes instead of trampling them around your home. It is important to keep your floor mats clean too, so take time to shake them outside or use other appliances like a broom handle or carpet beater to prevent further dust spreading.

Clean your bedding:

Bedroom mattresses can collect an absurd amount of dust and dirt over time, from dead skin flakes, dust mites, and more. Even sleeping on top of this can cause many issues for your health. Regularly vacuuming your mattress and pillows will prevent these features from building up. Check to wash your bedding and pillow covers at least once a week.

Vacuum regularly:

The vacuum cleaner is an incredibly effective way for targeting dusty areas around your home. Similar to cleaning your bedding, you should clean your room at least once a week, alongside the high-traffic areas like hallways and the living room. Not only are they great for collecting dust, but also other dirt products, including animal hair and bacteria.

Purify the air:

Air humidifiers are an efficient way to disrupt the humidity that dust mites love to thrive in. They will help eliminate airbourne contaminants and other bacteria floating in the air.

Don’t use feather dusters:

Feather dusters are an impractical way of properly cleaning your room. Most importantly, they shift dust around the room rather than getting rid of it, because you cannot wash and reuse them in the same way as microfiber cloths, which is why you should invest in cloths instead.

Install a dust screen:

Add a dust screen or filter into your home to help reduce pollen and dust that may enter through ventilation. Dust screens are structured from high-density mesh and insect meshes to filter what enters and leaves your home. Opening your window for fresh air will also aid the use of a dust screen.

Difference between regular and deep clean dusting

You will find that the content listed above can be implemented both as regular and deep-cleaning dust from your rooms. However, which method is better?

The answer is simple: regular dusting. When you do not regularly dust at least once a week, this will lead to you having to deep clean. Deep cleaning means you need to heavily go over the areas you have missed out on for several days, or weeks. There are areas around your home that should be more regularly cleaned than others, including windowsills, door frames, and more.

Certain areas will also build up more dust than others, particularly around where other members of your family or guests will spend their time. Make sure to check areas such as tables, living room furniture, or headboards. Therefore, you should maintain dust control more in these areas too.

Consider whether you or your guests are sensitive to dust, as it can heavily cause reactions and allergies. It will help during your cleaning routine to wear suitable gloves, so that your hands will not leave dirt after cleaning. At the same time, no dust will attach to your hands from the microfiber clothes.

Find out why dusting is good for your health

Keep Your Room Dust-Free Today

Dusting is a lengthy task to undertake but will be beneficial in the long run. Do not let it build up around your room and home. It will also help you mentally and physically, even when you are sleeping.

Dust lives in the air, and when you are breathing that air in, the dust can affect your body in hazardous ways. Take this into consideration the next time you do not feel like doing the housework because it may even lower your motivation from cleaning again. No one wants to be welcomed into a dusty home, and you shouldn’t either.

Pick up those cloths, dusting sprays and vacuum cleaners, turn up the motivational music, and take an hour out of your time to clean your rooms and make your home a shiny, dust-free environment again.


Anna Sharples

Office and marketing manager for Sloane & Sons Stylish Chairs, who sell a range of high-quality tub chairs, accent chairs and more.

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