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Where there’s dust, there’s dust mites, and they cause health problems. (Design: Asolidplan, Source: Qanvast)

Dust is made up of tiny particles that include fabric fibres, paper, hair, dead skin and dirt. It’s important to get rid of them on a regular basis because where there’s dust there’s dust mites and dust mites cause health problems. If you keep lots of decorative items at home and hoard old newspapers, magazines and books; If most of your furniture is upholstered, and your closet is stacked full of clothing, you’d definitely have a dusty home. Here’s help.

  1. Clear Hard-To-Clean Items
    Decorative items like ornaments, souvenirs and accessories that hold no function can collect dust. Old paper items (which degenerates), fabric-covered furniture and other soft furnishings can also attract dust. Dust can also collect in your clothes in the closet. So keep these items to a minimal so you’ll have less dust.
  2. Sweep And Vacuum Regularly
    Regular cleaning is key to keeping your home dust-free. Wipe down surfaces with a microfibre cloth which can trap the smallest particle. And don’t use a mop because that just pushed the dust to another part of the home. Use a microfibre or steam mop.
  3. Change Bedding Weekly
    Pillowcases and sheets should be changed no longer than every two weeks as these inhibits dust mites. Once in a while, take out your pillows and duvets, as well as seat cushions and rugs, and beat them with a broomstick or pole to get rid of the dust that has accumulated on them.

Text: Rebeckka Wong, Home & Décor, September 2015 / Additional Reporting: Sylvia Ong

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