how do u get rid of all the #%+&# DUST?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@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 # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
1050 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have the same problem… and it makes me hate to dust.  

Post # 10
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I do not dust. Ever. The cleaner does it about every other week. Good enough for me!

Post # 11
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
8658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible. 

Is it possible to get air filters? Are those even a thing?

Post # 15
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Laurenskii:  Yay! I was right, there is such a thing. Good to know that I’m not crazy. 

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