Common Dust Collectors

by Jill Culley
(last updated September 26, 2016)

No matter how much cleaning you do in your house, you will inevitably end up with dust pockets, places that are common dust collection areas. If you have curio cabinets, book shelves, multi-leveled coffee tables, entertainment centers or dish hutches or any other multi-faceted surface, you will accrue dust. Even hardwood flooring can collect what appears to be massive amounts of dust and debris simply because carpet hides it in the fibers where it is less visible.

Laundry machines are also susceptible places for dust collection because of the lint trays. With so many places that can collect dust, it seems like your entire house is a dust trap. I learned how to really clean and keep a place clean in all the rooms when I bought my first house. I decided to tackle cleaning these dusty areas by room so that I always knew exactly where to look.

  • Kitchen. You will always find dust under any table and appliance. I use a Swiffer broom to get into the murky corners and underneath appliances. Always move things away from the walls like garbage cans because they hide the dust balls that are lurking behind it.
  • Bathroom. You will have dust behind the toilet and underneath the cabinets. Use a Swiffer duster and broom or a vacuum with a hose if you have a carpeted bathroom. I also wipe down any crown molding as this collects a lot of dust. Try to clean on top of cabinets and behind the shower curtain. Usually shower curtains have one entrance side and the other accumulates dust balls behind it.
  • Living room. Any kind of cabinet needs dusting as well as all electronics. No matter what kind of flooring you have in your living room, always clean underneath chairs and coffee tables.
  • Bedrooms. Most bedrooms will have bedside tables and possibly a wardrobe or chest of drawers. These are huge dust collectors and need to be dusted regularly. And always clean underneath the bed. This is a common place for dust to accumulate.
  • Laundry rooms. Because of the lint drawer in dryers, dust balls are very common around the washing and drying machines. Take a broom and run the bristles along the underside of the machines as well as alongside them. That seems to be where most of the dust accumulates.

Dust accumulates anywhere where there is activity, so just make sure you know where your heavy dust areas are in your house in order to avoid large dust balls.

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Jill Culley

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