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Dust - why is my house so dusty?

(10 Posts)
Skibunny1980 Mon 12-Feb-18 10:08:14

I hoover most days and damp dust most surfaces. I did this yesterday and the tv and stand are covered again today. Am I doing something wrong? Any ideas?

Bluelady Mon 12-Feb-18 10:15:26

Is your house very old? Beside a busy road? Ours is both and is very dusty as a consequence.

Gribbie Mon 12-Feb-18 10:15:46

My old house was very dusty, we moved and with the same level of housework it is so so much less dusty. Drastic solution though grin

Skibunny1980 Mon 12-Feb-18 10:19:03

It’s a 1930s house with large rooms and ceilings. Even the floors get dusty. Ergh- it’s old dust isn’t it??

ppeatfruit Mon 12-Feb-18 10:19:19

I think you can buy anti static polish for polishing those plastcky\type surfaces , TVs etc. it works better than most.

I damp dust to help keep it out of my hair! I also have an old stone house with cats!!

Skibunny1980 Mon 12-Feb-18 10:44:20

Thanks will try that. I’ve declittered so there’s not loads of stuff. I just don’t know where it comes from!

ppeatfruit Mon 12-Feb-18 10:54:37

Though you do know that most of it is human dust! Our skin!! shock grin

May09Bump Tue 13-Feb-18 13:53:29

Have you got old radiators? Our looked really clean when we moved in, when we put the heating on the dust level almost doubled. I managed to look inside and underneath, they were gross. Caked in dust. Igot one of those radiator dusters and that helped, but the best (yet messy) solution was using a hairdryer to blow in and around it. You should have seen what came out - it was Household sporn worthy smile

Also, carpets and our brushed cotton sheets have contributed.

Scrowy Tue 13-Feb-18 13:56:44

Do you have any open fires or woodburners?

ppeatfruit Tue 13-Feb-18 14:02:41

We have the old fashioned radiators, we like the look of them but yes they are dust collectors. I haven't noticed more dust when they're on though! We have a wood burner too so really we have no hope for a dust free house. Lovely and cosy though!! grin

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