As much as you would always want every corner of your home to be sparkling clean and dust-free all the time, it's too difficult to achieve most of the time. Why? Because life happens. You have to juggle all your responsibilities, aside from cleaning the house. As a result, you sometimes forget to dust off some areas at home during your regular cleaning. And no, we're not even talking about your ceiling fans.
Dust build-up, aside from being unsightly, can make you sick. As dust gets stirred up into the air, these particles can trigger allergies and respiratory problems. Even if you regularly dust, there are certain spots in your home that you've probably never even thought to dust. Luckily, we've got a list of these frequently missed places where dirt and germs tend to hide in plain sight. Continue reading so you'll know how to deal with them for good.
Pillows and Bedding
Your bed is home to all kinds of dirt and bacteria: you tiredly lie down on it in the clothes you wore outside all day. So, whenever you wash your sheets, don't forget to throw in your blankets, duvets, and pillowcases, too.
Furniture (and Underneath)
Your couch and armchairs collect a lot of dust. And when you look underneath them, including your beds, you might be surprised to find thick layers of dust and spider webs clinging to bed frames and the underside of tables and sofas. Vacuum your furniture, including the space under them regularly, and run a damp cloth over the washable surfaces. Or better yet, use a Lola® Flexible Dust Mop to completely wipe out those dust bunnies and mites.
Dust can cling to any kind of surface and loves those tiny crevasses in your textured wallpapers. To clean fuzzy walls, start at the top and work your way down with the SqueezeMatic™ Butterfly Sponge Mop for a mess-free wall cleaning.
Lampshades are also a favorite hangout place for dust bunnies. But they are usually easy to clean with just a duster like the Swiffer® Comparable 360° Duster.
Cleaning your shelves requires you to move everything on them, such as books, framed photos, and whatnot, making it a time-consuming task. But you shouldn't skip this, use a feather duster for general dusting, and finish it off by wiping each item on the shelves with a Lola® Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.
The best way to capture dust on your blinds, shades, and curtains is to use a vacuum with a brush attachment. The Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth can also help with the finishing touches.
Air conditioning filters are a breeding ground for dust and can blow dust mites back into the air of your home. If you have reusable filters, handwash them in the sink.
Your electronic appliances and devices tend to be dust magnets. Wipe them down with a damp cloth or microfiber rag, and you're good to go.
Like any other surface, leaves can collect dust that attracts pests and other micro-organisms that can inhibit their growth. Moisten a sheet of the Wowables® Reusable & Biodegradable Paper Towel with warm water, and gently wipe the top and bottom of the leaves.
Now, keep these places in mind whenever you are scheduled to clean your home. Also, don’t forget to clean your cleaners! Or else, you'll have to start over with the list above.