Regular cleaning is an effective way to fight dust, and identifying the areas where dust accumulates the most is vital in creating a dusting plan for each room. Dusting every week or two is recommended to prevent it from building up.
HEPA filter vacuums can eliminate at least 99.97% of dust and other contaminants in the air. However, when buying a HEPA vacuum, it's important to consider its airflow, power usage, durability, warranty, performance, and user-friendliness.
Window coverings, especially blinds, are common places for dust to accumulate and should be cleaned with a feather duster, a dryer sheet, or a microfiber towel. It's recommended to clean blinds every few weeks or more frequently if necessary.
Most of the dust in the house comes from outside and can be reduced by simple actions such as taking off shoes at the door, using a doormat to scrape shoes, and using different footwear indoors. Closing doors and windows can also reduce the amount of dust coming indoors.
Air purifiers with HEPA filters can reduce up to half of the particles in the air, including dust. An air purifier should be placed in a high-traffic area with many doors and windows, and air filters should be changed a few times a year to help the purifier run more efficiently.