Have a dust-free yet beautifully decorated house
As you might already know, our homes are the temple of dust and dust mites. As consequence, allergic people are always thriving to improve their house decoration and to keep it dust-free in order to suffer less from accumulated dust allergens.
In this article, we will suggest to you some key ideas to keep the dust out of your house, while having it nicely decorated. Yes! We truly believe that a dust-free space can still look good.
We will explore the following topics:
- Opt for a Minimalist Decoration
- Get to know what are the best dust-free carpet materials
- Choose pillow and pillow covers of good printing technology so you can wash them often
- Give preference to easy to clean and to remove curtains and blinders
- Cleaning tips and schedule for a dust-free house
Opt for a Minimalist Decoration
As far as it is known, dust and dust mites love living in rugs, carpets, drapes, curtains, mattresses, animals’ fur, upholstered furniture, walls, and in all the decoration standing on the shelves.
Allergic people who like keeping all these items in their houses are usually aware of it. In fact, they just don’t want to get rid of all the decoration, because it makes the house look good. We perfectly understand it!
Considering this, the rule of thumb is the following, instead of throwing all your decor away, replace them with hypoallergenic and easy-to-clean objects.
Why not opt for Polyester-made items, for instance? Seriously! Different from what many people think, Polyester, when free of chemicals (and you should check for it), is a good way to get rid of the dust since it’s a very easy to clean material. Besides, it has evolved a lot in the last couple of years and is able to perform as well as a linen or cotton material, for example.
As well as thinking of what materials your house items are made, you should also pay attention to how easy they are to clean, wash, and dust.
As we give tips, you will realize how many options are available for allergic people that are striving to keep a practical dust-free house, yet beautiful and easy to clean.
Get to know what are the best dust-free carpet materials
Carpets are the first things allergic people get rid of. But we would disagree with this decision since the market is full of easy to clean carpets options.
For instance, polypropylene carpets – a material also known as olefin -are very easy to clean. This type of rug besides being easy to clean is also very resistant, being suitable for high-traffic places and vacuuming it regularly will keep it dust-free.
Two other materials, also synthetic, that are durable and easy to clean are nylon and polyester.
Finally, don’t forget to pay attention to the length of the pile. Give preference to shorter and medium pile length, because they will attract and store less dust than the ones that are furry and long pile length.
Choose pillow and pillows covers of good printing technology so you can wash them often
Start choosing your pillows by the textile and printing technology.
As it is well known, cotton is usually the most suggested textile for allergic people. On the other hand, when it comes to color quality and resistance of the material, bearing in mind the need for constant washing, cotton is clearly not the best option. Also, it’s always good to point out that some people have developed cotton dust allergies.
Vinyl-made cover pillows, alongside silk, are also a great option for your house decor. Although not very comfy, it looks great and one can easily clean it with a damp cloth.
Polyester, in its turn, is one of the best materials for pillow covers available in the market nowadays. The reason? Well, polyester is very easy to clean, durable, and can be washed without losing color quality.
As previously mentioned, the quality of polyester has evolved a lot due to laws and regulations that oblige companies to perform tests in order to check poison-free material. As a consequence, consumers can be more relieved since polyester has already taken over many industries.
Finally, the printing in polyester textiles, for instance in the MK Pillows brand, counts with direct-to-garment (DTG) printing technology. Also, it uses only high-quality inks in the printing process and feels pretty much like a natural fabric. So, pay attention to the printing technology in order to have an always vibrant-color pillow cover on your sofa.
Give preference to easy to clean and to remove curtains and blinders
Curtains are a must in any house decoration.
How beautiful it is to see a curtain matching the decoration, and vice versa!
They really add to the visual. Besides, it’s also an important item to protect your house furniture when the sun rays come straight in!
However, despite their unquestionable usability, they are a great dust catcher, aren’t they? Curtains and blinders collect a great amount of dust, both from the outside and inside (from our skin and clothes, for example).
For this reason, an allergic person should pay double attention to the material and type she/he is choosing. Also, watch how easy it is to remove and clean.
For instance, blinders that cannot be easily washed and removed will need specialized cleaning services. This is also a perfect option for busy people to keep their curtains and blinders always in perfect condition.
Finally, remember that as the curtain is a very visible house item, consider the dye quality of the textile because of the need for constant washing. This way, you will have preserved any vivid color textile.
Find out some cleaning tips for a dust-free house
Finally, having a cleaning chronogram can be very handy for allergic people. Write down how often you will clean, wash, and dust your house items to make your life easier, organized, and practical.
Here are some of our suggestions:
- Curtains: wash every three months
- Blinders – dust every week
- Pillow covers: Wash every month
- Carpets: vacuum clean every two days maximum
- Furniture and surfaces: dust every two days maximum
- Sofa – vacuum clean every week
- Bed linen and covers – wash every week
- Frames and decorative items – dust every week
- Floor- vacuum clean every two days maximum
To sum up, buy and use the right tools. Avoid spreading dust when cleaning and dusting. Instead of using a broom, prefer to use a vacuum cleaner, as it doesn’t spread dust around.
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