Video: 9 Mistakes That Make Your Home Dustier

Turns out you could be sabotaging your own cleaning routine by clinging to bad habits that invite dirt into your home.


In some homes, it seems like a thin layer of dust has settled over your tables, shelves, and other surfaces almost as soon as you’ve given them a weekly or biweekly dusting. You could upgrade your dusting tools (a microfiber cloth is one of your best bets) or else throw in the towel altogether and give in to grime. But the truth is, there’s no reason to live with dust. If you’re sick of cleaning up your dust-magnet home, consider whether your household habits and design choices could be at the root of all your cleaning woes.

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