Simple Hacks To Prevent Dust In Your Home

Around 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites. If your home frequently becomes dusty, you may feel as if you have a cold year-round. And dust is just unpleasant, even for those who aren’t allergic. While you can’t remove all particles from your home, you can prevent some from accumulating.

Instead of dealing with the dust when it comes, prevent it from appearing. Swapping out your duster or buying a doormat can drastically change your house. Here are easy techniques to minimize dust in your home.

Don’t Sweep–Vacuum Hardwood Floors Instead

An old wood floor is covered in dust.
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Richard Chivers/View Pictures/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Many people associate vacuuming with carpeted areas only. But did you know that you can vacuum hardwood floors? Melissa Homer, the chief cleaning officer for MaidPro, advises people never to sweep their floors. Sweeping kicks dust around, while vacuuming removes it.

If you’re worried about scratching your floor, get a vacuum with a hose. Many hoses have a horsehair brush attachment that will trap dust and protect your hardwood. Plus, it’s easier to handle than a broom!