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Damp dusting?

by Emma
(Scotland )

I clean my house twice a week and have tried damp dusting, as I've heard it's best for people with asthma, which I have, and a dust allergy.


But I find it just wets the dust and any hair lying around, making it stick even more and spreads it around. Does anyone have any tips?

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Sep 30, 2016
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by: tara

Hi Emma,

While damp dusting sounds good in theory, the reality is dust/ dirt and water = a hard-to-remove mud.

I'd suggest using a HEPA vacuum with attachments you can use for dusting pretty much everywhere in your home. The benefit of the HEPA filter o a vacuum is that it traps and holds even minute dust and allergens, instead of sending them spiraling around the room as traditional dusting can.

Good luck!
Tara

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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.