Keeping Your House Dusted

Dust in your house can look bad and also can trigger allergies for some people. Staying on top of it can help keep the dust form building up. This is a guide about keeping your house dusted.
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July 21, 2011 Flag
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One day I noticed that you can follow the dust in my bedroom back to the air vent. I took two fresh dryer sheets, stapled them together, and covered the air vent with them using four refrigerator magnets. It catches much of the dust, so now I only dust about once a week or so, depending on how much the central air or heater is running.

By Leslie from Mesquite, TX

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July 21, 20110 found this helpful

You might want to use cheesecloth instead. Air cannot pass through dryer sheets as well and might overtax your furnace motor.

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

When I had forced air heat, I had a duct cleaning service come in once and vacuum out the duct work. It made quite a difference, and then no vents had to be covered. No matter what you put over the vents, it will restrict the airflow somewhat.

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July 22, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with the others. My husband is an HVAC man and you never want to restrict air flow too much. That's what dampers are for.

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

Well, the Bounce sheets flow away from the vent, so it does not restrict the flow, but it does direct it more downward. I've also heard from people that have had their ducts cleaned and said it wasn't worth the trouble or the money, plus the fact that I've been unemployed for a long time and can't afford it. I would have used cheesecloth covered with something semi-sticky like the Bounce sheets but didn't have cheesecloth and didn't know what to use on it. Thanks for the feedback.

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November 28, 2011 Flag
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I picked up a small "auto duster". The large versions are called "California Car Dusters" and are used to dust the outside of the car in areas where there are water restrictions and car washing isn't allowed at the dollar store.

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January 13, 2012 Flag
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Go to your local dollar store and buy a hand duster (meant for dusting tables, etc.) Walk to the top of your (non-carpeted) stairs. Holding the railing with your free hand, back down, dusting as you go.

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March 20, 2007 Flag
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I have yellow dust throughout my whole house. It even turns my carpets yellow. If you spray the carpet with water it makes it white. But it is not just on the surface of the carpets. It took me 13 hours to scrub 2 rugs until the yellow was all gone. I scrubbed them with a brand new steam cleaner that heats the water and I put hot water in the machine. My hot water gets to over 130 degrees. I don't usually open my windows. I really do not think it is pollen.


I cleaned everything in November and have not opened my windows since then, and everything still is turning yellow again. No one wears shoes in my house, so it is not from outside. The dust is on everything. My heating vents have been cleaned twice in the past 5 years. It didn't help at all. I have also had my rugs professionally cleaned and that didn't help either. I want to know what it is and what causes it? It drives me crazy that I clean the whole house so well and no one wears shoes in my house, yet the white carpets I have look dirty because of this yellow stuff - whatever it is.

I have enclosed a picture of my white carpet when I moved my couch. You can see it is white where the legs of the couch sit, and where I went over it with a steam cleaner. Where most people walk, it's not so yellow because it comes off onto people's socks. I do not have any plants in my house. I am a very bad gardener and can not keep anything alive.

March 23, 20070 found this helpful

The carpets are 3 and 5 years old, and none have rubber backing. At first I thought it was the white carpet, and they even replaced it. Then when I scrubbed my green rugs and the water was yellow I saw that was not the problem. I do have natural gas but in the basement were the furnace is nothing is yellow and the carpet down there is not yellow. The walls and the ceilings do not turn yellow. The house is very well insulated. I have very high ceilings and in the winter my heating bills are like nothing. No one in the house has any trouble breathing of has had any trouble breathing. I live by a ford stamping plant, but I'm not sure if they burn anything. I was thinking could it maybe be the stuff you sprinkle on your rugs before you vacuum-like carpet fresh? Also I have used electric potpourri pots with liquid potpourri for years. I threw all on them out, and I am not going to use them ever again. On my fireplace where I had a potpourri pot its yellow. So maybe this is the problem. Any one use these pots with liquid potpourri? Thank you all for all the input and feedback. It is really helping me. Thanks so much.

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March 23, 20070 found this helpful

DO YOU BURN A LOT OF CANDLES? i HAVE BEEN TOLD SCENTED CANDLES LEAVE A RESIDUE BEHIND.

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March 23, 20070 found this helpful

YES I DO BURN A LOT OF CANDLES. THEY ARE ALL YANKEE CANDLES.

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July 11, 20160 found this helpful

Check your dryer vent connection making sure theres no leaks.Make sure your dryer drum is not out of round if it makes a thumping sound when on and it isnt quiet it means its out of round meaning not petfectly round anymore and is allowing dryer lint into the home. If you have a fireplace have someone go up into attic and make sure its connected properly if its dislodge its allowing attic dust into the home. Have your hvac checked mAke sure there isnt dust from attic or from outside coming in from somewhere. Maybe your hvac needs to be cleaned. Check all weatherstripping on doors

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March 19, 2012 Flag
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Does anyone know how to repel dust and keep it off for longer than a day?

By CH. V

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

I use a wet rag to dust and only do it every second day. Hope this helps.

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