Got dust? Many living spaces do over time.

And most apartment renters are looking for ways to get rid of it.

Can You Actually Get Rid of Dust?

As it turns out, there’s no real way to completely eradicate dust. You can’t stop it from forming in the first place because it largely comes from the constant shedding of our own skin, pet hair, pollen, soil particles, dust mites, and other things that are beyond our control.

What you can do is stay on top of it. Here’s how:

Step #1
Rugs and carpets are the enemy — clean them out weekly.

Rugs and carpets are the main culprit for dust because it gathers here in large amounts. Vacuum and shake out your carpets and rugs weekly.

Step #2
Clean everything more often — especially bedrooms.

Instead of doing one “big clean” every month or so, try to do “small cleans” more often. Especially focus on bedrooms because this is where we shed most of our skin and where most dust is formed.

Step #3
Control moisture in your home.

Dust mites love humidity and moisture, so keep the moisture down in your home with a dehumidifier.

Step #4
Keep dirt outside.

Dirt from shoes, coats, and other outdoor things can contribute to dust as well. Make sure to keep these things outside or in a mudroom or entryway.

Step #5
Forget about it.

Finally, remember that you’re never going to completely get rid of all dust. It is, as stated, beyond our control. Dust mites, for example, are literally everywhere, which would be gross, but they’re so microscopic that there’s no way to ever see them.

With this in mind, certainly try to complete all of the steps above, but don’t freak out about it. If you have a serious medical problem associated with dust, you might want to start looking for new apartments for rent. But otherwise, live your life, and don’t let the microscopic particles “bug” you!