The Homemaker’s Guide to Keeping Bedrooms Dust-Free
September 17, 2014
It’s the immortal enemy of people with allergies and asthma. It’s the cause of sudden fits of sneezing and coughing in almost any part of the world. It’s the undying adversary of homemakers and maids. It never dies. It only goes away for a while, but then it comes back. If you think you’re safe in your houses, your apartments, your bedrooms, or even under your sheets on your bed mattresses, you–are–wrong. It’s everywhere. It’s dust.
You can renovate build your shelters and strongholds, but it will find you, and it will annoy you. It seems harmless, but the way they accumulate rapidly under the lack of supervision and action can cause you serious consequences, especially if you have certain allergies. Reduce the miseries by keeping your bedrooms dust-free. Here’s how:
LOSE THE CARPET
Carpets are like little trenches or crevasses where dust can dig their heels into, hold their ground, and accumulate. That’s why you need to keep carpets out of the bedroom. Vacuuming is merely an okay solution, but there is an immense difference in dust accumulation with a carpeted area and an uncarpeted one.
However, if your toes have fallen too deeply in love with your carpeting, well, we completely understand. Carpets feel nice and fluffy. You don’t want to throw away the baby with the bathwater now do you? So if that’s the case, be sure to clean it with a good vacuum regularly.
“JUST KEEP CLEANING! JUST KEEP CLEANING!”
Being consistent with the cleaning aspect here is quintessential. The foundation on which dust thrive on is time and neglect. However, as to what you need to clean and how, here are some instructions. Remember that dust not only settles on floors, but literally everywhere – the bed sheets, cabinets, electronic devices, you name it! There are probably a few on your hair as you read these words right now. Furniture, doors, windows, and uncarpeted floors are to be cleaned with moist rags. Using a dry rag will just spread the dust to another place. You’re not getting rid of it right. That’s why feather dusters are absolutely useless.
KEEP YOUR BED MATTRESS SACRED
If I put the word “dust” and “bed” together, some of you might automatically make a connection that spells out “bed bugs” or “dust mites”. Well, that is most certainly true since the equation adds up. Dust mites live in and on your bed mattress if neglected. They feast off of your dead skin cells, which are actually a source of dust.
That’s right. In a way, you are also producing dust through your shedding of dead skin. But to keep it clean, you need to use hypoallergenic covers on your mattresses and your pillows. Wash your sheets, blankets, and comforters regularly, and if possible, vacuum your mattress when you’re at it.
Dust never really ceases. It’s a shame. But just because you can’t defeat it permanently doesn’t give you any logical reason to avoid it altogether. In a certain viewpoint, cleaning is just postponing the effects of dust. But is it worth it? Of course it is. Every wipe, mop, sweep, and vacuum is worth your comfortable sleep at night.