Tips to Remove Dust from Your Home Efficiently and Effectively

What is dust?

We're not going to lie. Dust is made of some pretty gross stuff. It mainly consists of skin cells (both from you and your beloved Fluffy), hairs, fibers, plant pollen, dust mites, dust mite feces (ewwww), and other environmental materials.

Believe it or not — our homes are actually dustier than those of years ago. Why? Forced air. The radiant heat of grandma's house circulated little air. But now with the comfort of today's forced air heating and cooling systems, air is now more easily circulated throughout homes, and as a result, we have a greater accumulation of dust.

So what can you do to better control the dust in your home? Call Molly Maid! Just kidding...sort of.

Anyway, here are a few great ways to remove dust from your home efficiently and effectively.

  • Microfiber Cloths. Using any old cloth to "de-dust" your home simply will not cut it. You need to have the proper materials. So what should you use? We highly recommend using microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths grab and trap dust, leaving little behind. All you need to do is simply dampen the cloth (make sure it's NOT soaked) and start dusting!
  • Left to Right. Top to Bottom. Develop a system that works for you. The Molly Maid procedure is to clean left to right, top to bottom. This allows you to only have to go around the room once. And frankly, it's the quickest and most efficient way to clean. No more back and forth or "Oops! I forgot a spot." This is a fool-proof way to make sure you touch on all the areas you need to dust. Also, dusting at the highest level first will prevent knocking dirt on already clean areas.
  • Dust, Then Vacuum. Working top to bottom allows for all the dust, crumbs, and Fluffy hair to naturally fall to the ground. And once you're done dusting, you can simply vacuum (or sweep) up what you left behind. If you vacuum first, you'll surely see all your dusting work on the ground, forcing you to vacuum again. Definitely not an efficient use of your time.

For your home cleaning needs, contact the professionals at Molly Maid. Call now to connect directly with your local Molly Maid. Each maid services team comprises insured, licensed and uniformed housekeepers who are regularly supervised. Click here to request service in your area.

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