Post # 1
Omg my house is sooo freaking dusty. I sweep, I vacuum, I swiffer, I pledge, I clean clean clean my ass off and there will be another layer of &%@$% dust within hours! We change filters, I clean vacuum canister, I buy new brooms. I have mostly tile and hardwoods. Carpet in bedrooms. There’s dust in every nook and cranny, in every room, on every surface, on every trinket and decoration. After I clean it, it comes right back! I am just reshuffling the same dust around I think. I’m SO sick of it! Anytime I open the shades to let in light, it looks like it is snowing in here! What more can I do? @#%?$$!!!!
Post # 3
@BeeG35: I deal with the same problem!!!! I even got one of those swiffer dusting mitts so I can quickly dust surfaces everyday! I’m so confused when I go to someone’a home and they apologize for not having cleaned…but there is NO dust!
Post # 4
Aaaargghh those swiffer products r nothin but a big fat waste of my hard earned money!
@letigre: right? I know! Other ppl can get their house clean, y not me? HOW do they do it?
Post # 5
When was the last time you had your furnace cleaned? I think that was a big help for us. But it’s time to do it again…
Post # 6
Do you keep your windows open? Have you had your air conditioning duct work tested for leaks and cleaned? We found those are our biggies, we always have the windows open and apparently teensy cracks or openings in your duct work will suck in dust from your attic. Needless to say, we have a ton of dust, no matter how often we clean :/
Post # 7
I don’t anymore. I embrace it and mainly just dust before company comes over. I live in a dry and dusty city and across from my condo is a townhouse development going in, so it’s a lost cause. Add to that 3 dogs and 3 people living here with windows almost always open and you’ve got a hell of a battle on your hands.
If it isn’t causing allergy problems, I’d say try not to let it bother you because you’ll never win the dust battle.
When I do dust, a little pledge on a microfibre cloth works well for me. Swiffer is a bit of a waste, yes. You can get microfibre dusters with removable dust heads that you can put in the washer too rather than throwing out countless swiffer refills – I spray those with pledge as well.
Post # 8
Honestly pledging attracts dust! I use touch of purple bc it repels dust( honest to goodness) and I only need to dust every weekish… And it works great on fan blades!!!
Post # 9
I have the same problem… and it makes me hate to dust.
Post # 10
I do not dust. Ever. The cleaner does it about every other week. Good enough for me!
Post # 11
Bah, dust! I can totally relate.
In my next life (OK, maybe next house? we’ll see.) I will NOT choose black appliances and dark brown sofa tables. I recenly got rid of a wine rack because I just hated dusting the individual wine shelves and wine bottles all the time. I’ve also taken to a more minimal decor approach on all of my surfaces, shelves and bathrooms and it does make it easier.
I used to be upset with the dust all the time. I was strangely paranoid about people (read: MIL) noticing and judging. Luckily, I’ve recently realized that houses have dust! It’s a sign of an awesome house with a lot of living happening in it!
Post # 12
Our bathroom gets really dusty because of the plush towels! The rest of the house ::shrug:: No idea! We get dust in the weirdest places! Maybe plushy carpets creating dust? New couch? I like the pledge that is for allergies! I actually do think it repels dust! (at least on the coffee table!), our stairs however are dust MAGNETS!
Post # 13
I live right next to a dirt road and leave my windows open all the time because we don’t have air conditioning. I hate the dust so much…but there’s really nothing I can do except get ac…but that’s like…nearly impossible because we run off solar and generators and our solar system needs to be upgraded soooo badly!
Post # 14
Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible.
Is it possible to get air filters? Are those even a thing?
Post # 15
Guys. Two words..
i have an extreme dust allergy so I’m always dusting. Once we got the purifier it cut down on 70% of the dust. Mildly pricey but TOTALLY worth it.
Post # 16
@Laurenskii: Yay! I was right, there is such a thing. Good to know that I’m not crazy.