Unwanted Visitor: The Dust Bunny

Unwanted Visitor: The Dust Bunny

Abby Stone
Apr 27, 2009

042709-dustbunny.jpgWe like to think of our house as clean. We vacuum once a week, we dust daily, we take off our shoes when we come in the door. But then we do a dry mop and there they are, living under the bed, the dust bunnies...

Is it because our windows open directly onto a street that fairly zooms with traffic? Do we need a new duvet or new pillows, the feathers from the current model contributing to the proliferation of the dust bunny population in our bedroom? Is it the electrical equipment that they find so fascinating? Or does our long hair corral them in record numbers? Whatever it is, they're the bane of our existence, these cutely named dust bunnies that multiply like their namesake under our bed, under our couches and under our tables, that collect in corners and along the walls. We recently heard that dry mopping with a dryer sheet or a mop sprayed with a solution of water and fabric softener may keep them from multiplying in record numbers. How's the dust bunny situation in your house? Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?

[image: Noricum's Flickr, with a Creative Commons License]

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