this is not our home We've been noticing that our home is a dust magnet. It's made us look for ways to prevent dust from forming in the first place. We're not interested in becoming too fanatical about wiping down surfaces and vacuuming, but really, how do you keep dust to a minimum without being obsessive? In our search for an answer, we came across Reader's Digest's eight tips on how to help tackle the dust at its source.
A good point that the article makes is that there's no way to completely get rid of dust from your home, because you (your skin and hair) and the fabric objects that inhabit your home make up 90 percent of household dust. But, the article covers how to minimize dust in your home and explains the best types of materials and storage to keep dust out, and other solutions that all help in the war against dust. One interesting fact we had no idea about is that horizontal
fabric surfaces need to be vacuumed weekly, whereas vertical surfaces only need it monthly. Who knew?
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