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7 Tips for Reducing Dust in Your Condo or Apartment

7 Tips for Reducing Dust in Your Condo or Apartment
October 19, 2018

Why is my condo so dusty?

Condos and apartments are especially prone to dust and dirt. Older buildings that have heaters and air conditioning often result in dry, stale air, and many apartments do not have adequate airflow to deal with this problem. Whether you are looking to do a deep, seasonal clean in your apartment or simply trying to understand how to prevent the build-up of dust and dirt, these seven tips will help keep your apartment clean all year round:

Tips for reducing dust in your condo or apartment

  1. Change Your Bedding on a Weekly Basis

    Dust mites love to hide in your sheets, bedding, and mattress. The longer you go in between washes, the more time they have to accumulate, which can aggravate your allergies and make for an itchy, uncomfortable sleep. Beyond the dust mites, dead skin cells, and hair that find their way into your bedding, you also track dirt and debris into your sheets just from walking around your home. Especially if your floors are dirty or dusty, the amount of debris that can end up in your bed is quite dramatic, making it crucial that you wash your bedding on a weekly basis.

  2. Clean Up the Clutter

    Knick-knacks on your shelves and clutter on your floors act as dust-magnets. They are difficult to clean thoroughly, especially if they are in hard-to-reach places such as high shelves or awkward corners. Dusting these areas on a regular basis can help prevent the build-up of dust, but it is a time-consuming task. Instead, try clearing the clutter from your shelves and floors. Adopting minimalist qualities by cleaning out the clutter and getting rid of unnecessary items means you need to spend less time cleaning them. For the items, you do choose to keep, do your best to decorate your apartment in a way that leaves your knick-knacks and decorative objects accessible – you’ll thank yourself when you don’t have to reach awkwardly to dust that souvenir you picked up on your last vacation.

  3. Choose Tile or Hardwood Flooring

    Although the carpet is soft, comfortable, and decorative, it is a haven for dust particles, bacteria, and other air pollutants. Instead, hardwood flooring, tile, or even less expensive options like laminate flooring are much easier to clean. Not only can you use a broom and dustpan instead of a vacuum cleaner, but you can easily mop to clean up after spills. Carpet is much less versatile, and cleaning significant spills can be an expensive and time-consuming hassle. When you have the option, saying “no” to carpet can save you a lot of money and a lot of headaches. You’ll notice an improvement in the cleanliness of your home almost immediately.

  4. Opt for Area Rugs

    For those who simply love the feel and look of carpet too much to move on from it completely, area rugs are the perfect compromise. You can get virtually any fabric, size, and pattern, allowing you to place rugs in specific areas of your home. Not only do area rugs provide the soft, cozy feel you crave, but you can also roll them up and shake the dust and dirt outside, keeping your home clean. In this way, area rugs are much easier to clean and maintain than traditional carpet. For a complete cleaning, shake out the rug outside and then vacuum it.

  5. Use a Wet Cloth

    Traditional feather dusters and other dusting tools simply move the dust around, rather than actually absorbing the dust and keeping your home clean. Rather than waste your time and energy moving dust around, opt for a wet cloth when dusting your knick-knacks and other belongings. A damp cloth will absorb the dust and dirt, leaving your belongings looking brand new. As well, this prevents dust and debris from simply being stirred up and released into the air. The result is improved air quality and a cleaner home. While there are dusters designer to trap and collect dust, a damp cloth is a convenient (and much cheaper) alternative that is just as effective.

  6. Get an Air Purifier

    Combat dry, dusty, and stale air by getting an air purifier or air filtration system for your home. Air purifiers include air filters and often have pleasant scents that help to mask stale and musty odours. Especially for condos and apartments prone to dust collection, an air purifier can help maintain the air quality in your apartment. Not only will this improve the smell and feel of your condo, but it will also help to prevent respiratory issues with your health. Beyond air purifiers, adding a humidifier or essential oil diffuser can have a similar effect, improving the air quality of your home in just a few hours.

  7. Do a Quick Clean Every Day

    The most important tip for preventing the build-up of dust in your condo or apartment is simply to do a quick clean every day. By wiping down surfaces, sweeping, and dusting on a daily basis, you prevent dust, dirt, and debris from accumulating in high-risk areas. This will help improve the overall quality of the air in your apartment.

Professional Cleaning Services

At Maid4Condos, we understand that many people simply don’t have the time to clean their homes as frequently as they should, to maintain a healthy and tidy living environment. It can be a time-consuming and an exhausting task between busy schedules which is why we’re here to help! We offer customized cleaning services tailored to the needs of our clients, and we are happy to work with you to determine your cleaning needs.

Keeping your apartment or condo dust-free is a unique challenge that requires daily care. These tips will help you prevent the build-up of dust and dirt, improving the cleanliness and air quality of your home. For cleaning jobs that are simply too much to handle on your own, we offer our services on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. For more information about our cleaning packages or for a customized quote, call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us here.

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