It's dusty outside, despite the fresh air. Pollen and dust can get through window and door screens. Closing windows and doors reduces dust.
Washable doormats inside and outside entrances prevent dust brought in on shoes and paws. Removing shoes at the door reduces dust in entryways.
Carpets and rugs are more likely to trap dust than hard floors. If you can't remove the carpet, daily vacuuming reduces surface dust. Carpet removal reduces dust, but hard floors should still be mopped weekly.
Dust mites love dead skin in bedrooms and bathrooms. Bed linens, towels, and bath mats are allergen-free when washed weekly. 3 dust-mite-proof beds. Dust mites are reduced, not dust.
Examine your papers or grandma's teapots. Dirty? Our home's displayed and openly stored items are dusty. Donate junk. Behind glass doors, dust less often.
Some surfaces in homes tend to trap dust. You probably can't or won't get rid of all of them, but you should identify them and clean or replace them.
Using a HEPA-filtered vacuum reduces dust recirculation. 3 Instead of a feather duster, use an electrostatic disposable duster or microfiber cloth. Clean your tools so they perform well.
Pets' dander and fur particles contribute significantly to indoor dust levels. 4 If you're dust sensitive, bathe pets often and limit their number.
Change central and individual air filters regularly. Dust is kept out of homes by circulating air through filters. Others must be replaced monthly. 0.3-micron dust, pollen, mould, and bacteria are removed by a HEPA filter.
Purifiers remove dust and odours. Most use a fan to filter and recirculate room air. Blueair air purifiers vary in size and price. Regular use reduces dust.