Spring is just around the corner and so is Spring cleaning but did you know that a lot of dust is stirred up when we clean? Whether it is vacuuming, sweeping, moping or even dusting itself, lots of the pesky particles can become airborne by the very thing we are trying our best to remove it with.
Dust can have a detrimental effect on our health and is responsible for many allergies, breathing problems and asthma so minimising dust in our environment is always going to be a good thing.
The best advice I have read, when cleaning, is to open the windows in you home so that the air can pass through, not only does this allow you to rid your home of stale air but it will also help to carry out any airborne dust particles that have been stirred up by cleaning.
There are a few other ways to reduce dust, even before it gets into the air, misting surfaces with cleaner or even a soapy water mixture using a spray bottle and then using a damp cloth to wipe over any dusty surfaces is one. The other is to check whether ornaments are safe to be washed, either in the dishwasher or by hand, and cleaning them that way rather than using traditional methods.
Do you have any favourite Spring Cleaning tips? I’d love to know what they are in the comments!
4 thoughts on “Top Tip Tuesday – Open the Windows”
Omg I LOVE having my windows open! It’s finally nice enough to do that here. At least for this week 😂😂 next week I’m on March break (a week off from school for teachers and students) and I can wait to have my window open as much as possible and get some cleaning done!
I’ve finally managed to have mine open today, it’s been too cold or raining before but the air feels so much cleaner and fresher now! Xxx
I haven’t had mine open too much. We will be getting nicer weather over the next few days so I imagine that will change
I love having all the windows open but hubby doesn’t so it’s like open – shut – open – shut – each time one of goes into another room lol. Anyway, I need to start a good spring clean but really not in the mood 🙁