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Dust bunnies can be very annoying. No matter how much you clean, they seem to show up quicker then you can get rid of them. Here are some easy tips for keeping house dust to a minimum. Change your bedding once a week. Dust mites love to dwell in sheets, pillows and mattresses. Using a mattress/bed protector in conjunction with washing your bedding once a week, should be enough to keep them at bay. Mattress protectors should be washed at the same time. Pillows should be replaced every 12mths-2yrs if possible or alternatively use a pillow protector. Keep tidy wardrobes. Clothing stored in closets shed lots of fiber. So unless you want a blast of dust each time you open the wardrobe door, it’s best to store things in garment bags, plastic containers and boxes if at all possible.

Remove clutter from floors. Don’t ignore piles of clothing, toys, magazines, books or anything else on the floor. Cleaning around them won’t take care of the dust that has settled in or around them. Minimizing a room can really help with a healthy environment. Carpeting. It may look gorgeous, but carpeted floors are high-maintenance and magnets for dust mites. They should be vacuumed daily, but even that may not be enough for people with severe allergies. If you’re attached to your carpet, consider investing in a vacuum cleaner with a double-layered microfilter bag or a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which prevents dust from being re-introduced into the air. Otherwise, stick to hardwood, vinyl, linoleum or tile flooring. REMOVE SHOES when walking on carpet!

Clean from top to bottom. Clean the highest surfaces first and work your way down, so you capture any dust you missed. Don’t forget the top of door frames. Air purifiers. If you have severe allergies or asthma symptoms, an air purifier can be very beneficial — but that doesn’t mean you can ditch the duster! While they filter dust particles, they don’t take care of dust mites (since they’re not airborne). An hour a day is easier to maintain a home rather than 6 hrs on a weekend.

Hope everyone is having a great Michigan Spring Break! Happy Easter to all of our loyal clients! We love each and every one of you!

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