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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

Dust .... it just never goes away.  I dust and vacuum approximately 5 days a week because I have two collies and it's a necessity.  I should probably do it every day, but sometimes I just don't feel like it.  

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

@Retired Legal Secretary 

So weird! I was just thinking that this morning looking at a big glob of dust!

How does it all get here?! I just vacuumed and dusted last week. It looks like I never did!

Then thought, what the heck, I'll just maybe have it look like a cob-webbed decorated halloween house. I always did like thoseSmiley Happy

 

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Might as well do it up right!

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

On TV I've seen those walls of dust/dirt/sand that blow thru desert cities.  I can't imagine how much gets in even with windows closed.

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

In Florida, there is a kind of disgusting sandy "grit" that gets on everything in my Sun Room and Screen Room.  It's made worse by the landscapers' mowers, weedwackers and blowers.  Ugh.  You literally have to wipe everything down every day.  I hate it.  I won't win any awards for dusting inside either.  Only when the occasional wild hair strikes.  LOL  Basically, if I am not changing the furniture around which I love and my husband despises, there's not too much dusting going on until it is obvious it has to be done.

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

My husband bought filters for our floor vents and that seems to cut down a lot of dust.I think he bought them at Lowe’s.

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

Consider changing the filters more often.
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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

Per the advice of my heating and air guy, I buy cheap air filters, spray them with cheap hairspray when I change them monthly, and I don’t have to dust near as often.   

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

I've have a cleaning lady every 3 weeks and let her take care of the dusting! DH has health problems, so I do pretty much everything else around the house....cleaning it every week is not on my agenda and neither is dusting. DH changes the furnace filters every 2 to 3 months - whenever the thermostat tells us it's time. I think a lot of our dust comes from the kitty litter, so I'm going to look into dustless litter, as someone else here mentioned. Our 3 cats probably contribute to the dust since a lot of it is fur.

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

For the most part, I like to 'dust'. 

 

I like my furniture, my home and my "stuff". I love a clean home too. So dusting (polishing is what my mom calls it! lol) isn't that bad to me. 

 

I know our dust comes from two cats and a dog, living in the country with a lot of pollen, and just daily life. Bedroom is the worst, from the bed covers being slung about all the time, and the lint/dust from towels being used in the master bath. 

 

I know the rooms where we have older carpet, the dust is worse too. I'm sure it is the breakdown of the carpet fibers after all these years. I will say my wood floor shows dust almost immediately after cleaning though too. 

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Re: Where In The Heck Does All Dust Come From?

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For those that have issues with getting up to clean ceiling fans or other places like the top of the hutch, or the fridge, I bought one of these, and it is so sturdy and I feel so secure using it. 

 

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It is kind of in between the typical foot stool and a ladder. 

 

It will not reach super high areas, like ceiling fans in cathedral ceilings, and it is like storing a smaller ladder, but I was getting up on kitchen/dining room chairs to clean up higher places in my house. This is so much safer, easier to get up and down, and the steps are nice and wide and the whole foot fits, for comfort and good balance.