How Often Should You Dust?

dustingFrom birthdays to weeknight dinners, your home is where you invest your heart, money, and life. The last thing you want sharing that precious space with you is dust.

Dust is one of the most common allergens, and is caused by particles in the atmosphere settling. Dust is made up of soil, hair, pollen, pollution, and even discarded skin cells from both humans and our furry friends. If left alone, dust can build up and cause serious health problems both for people with respiratory illnesses, and those who are just simply breathing in those pesky allergens.

The good news is dust can easily be managed inside of your home simply by dusting on a regular basis. But since dust is always naturally accumulating how often should you actually be dusting in order to keep your home healthy?

In order to keep your home's air quality top notch, you should be dusting at least every other week, if not weekly. Choose a time each week, like Wednesday after you pick the kids up from soccer practice, to dust your house, or dust a certain area each day. Setting aside a specific time frame will help you stay on track and keep your home dust free. Pro tip: you spend 7-8 hours per day in your bed, which means much of your discarded skin cells and therefore dust accumulate in your mattress. So don't forget to vacuum and clean your mattress regularly.

Not only does dusting keep your home's air healthy, but it also keeps your house looking and feeling clean. Dust build up takes the shine out of your surfaces, so by sticking to your regular dusting schedule, your home will always be ready to shine. Remember also, most dust settles on your floors and furniture so regular vacuuming and professional cleaning those will significantly reduce dust in the home.