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Do you keep lots of decorative items at home and hoard paper (old newspapers, magazines and books)? Is the majority of your furniture upholstered, and is your closet stacked full of clothing?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, we’re not surprised that you have a dusty home!

Dust is made up of tiny particles that include fabric fibres, paper, hair, dead skin and dirt. It’s important to get rid of dust on a regular basis, as it can cause health problems.

First, clear hard-to-clean items that dust can settle on, such as decorative objects. Throw away old paper items (which degenerates), reduce the amount of fabric-covered furniture and other soft furnishings (which dust is attracted to), and clean out your closet (dust falls from 
your clothes when you open the closet door, just look at the floor of your closet).

Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your home dust-free. Sweep and vacuum regularly, and wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth or a microfibre cloth, which can trap the smallest
 dust particles. Bedding should be changed once a week for pillowcases and sheets (don’t leave them longer than two weeks). Once in a while, take out your pillows and duvets, as well as seat cushions and rugs, and beat them (with a broomstick or pole) to get rid of the dust that has accumulated on them.