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    24 Things That'll Help You Get Rid Of Dust In Your Home

    The more time we spend at home, the more dust we are creating. That's science.

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    1. A robotic vacuum that'll constantly work to keep dust and dirt off the floor, including frustrating places like under the table and beneath furniture.


    This moves easily between hard floors and low-pile carpets/rugs. It's here for you, ready to pick up all the dust, dirt, and hair you've been shedding while *you* go live your life.

    Promising review: "I set it up to go around my house once a day while I'm at work and I have never been disappointed. The amount of cat hair and dirt/dust that it picks up everyday is disgusting. I LOVE IT. I couldn't believe that EVERY DAY there is that much dirt on my floor that I would have waited until the weekend to sweep or vacuum up. There is no longer the feeling of little bits of dirt on your feet while walking through the house barefoot. I highly recommend this vacuum for the price and for what we bought it for — to sweep/vacuum our hardwood floors and minimal carpets." —Allison Darrow

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    2. An animal print doormat to trap dirt that would otherwise track into your home. Your parents made you take your shoes off as a kid for a reason, turns out.

    Leopard print natural doormat
    Hamlin Row

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite purchases to date for my new house! It’s super sturdy and appears just as the picture shows. The perfect size and addition to my front porch. It even arrived sooner than I was expecting. Thank you!!" —mkhalm26

    Get it from Hamlin Row on Etsy for $19.60+ (available in four sizes).

    3. A microfiber dusting glove, because microfiber is the very best material to use when picking up pesky dust particles, and you're gonna see why when you use this! Whoever thought to turn a cleaning cloth into a glove is a true genius.


    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal — you can just wipe away dust while easily maneuvering around odds and ends in your way. Because it’s your own hand inside the glove it’s also easy to maneuver over oddly shaped things like silk plants or blinds. I absolutely recommend this!" —Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A covered litter box for preventing kicked-up litter particles from ending up on every surface of your cat's "bathroom." Cat parents know — kitty litter is nature's greatest escape artist.

    Covered litter box made of thick plastic with woven pattern, closed doggy door, and handle for carrying. It has a litter catcher step in front of the doggy door.

    I have tried every DIY solution to create nice, hidden litter boxes that my cats enjoy. After moving into a slightly bigger place, all I wanted was a litter box that wouldn't track litter *everywhere.* This was the answer! The doggy door is lightweight and doesn't scare my cats and the tracking step catches SO much litter. It's also high quality, which is not always the case with "cute" boxes I have found. I heartily recommend this mighty fine feline toilet.

    Promising review: "This has quickly become the favorite cat box in our home of nine felines. It looks lovely and it's very easy to clean compared to some of our other covered litter boxes. It's low to the ground and easily accessible for our five senior felines who have trouble climbing up into the standard litter boxes. I would love to purchase this again." —Dez

    Get it from Amazon for $60 (available in two colors).

    5. A cordless air duster you can use to blast away built-on dust between tight crevices and corners.,

    Promising review: "This packs a lot of punch in a tiny package. The battery life is around 25 minutes at a time. The air flow was intense and made the task easier. I used it to clean the doors which are hard to clean as dust accumulates inside vents (images pictured above, right). It came with two nozzle attachments — one is regular and other is with a brush. I wish there were more attachments to make the air flow narrower and thus more potent." —Karnail singh

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in two styles).

    6. A dry brush set because, and I hate to even bring this up, a quick Google search'll let ya know that 80% of dust is (ugh) dead skin cells. Start an exfoliating routine and let that nasty stuff go straight down the drain instead.

    Small brush, hand brush, exfoliating gloves, and extension handle

    This set includes two rough bristled brushes, a small one for hands, face, neck, and feet and a larger one for the rest of the body. It includes exfoliating gloves and a handle extension to brush hard-to-reach areas.

    Promising review: "I have used many brushes from different brands in the past. This is definitely my favorite. I received this as a gift and I can’t say enough about it. It's perfect for the winter months. I use self tanners and I occasionally spray tan. This product is perfect for getting all the dead skin off!! Definitely a beauty recommendation!!" —Jo.DeAngelo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    7. A pack of three clear storage bags for keeping the clothes you don't wear all that often (or your seasonal stuff) in an easy-to-spot place that dust mites won't be able to break into.,

    Promising review: "These are very strong and the straps are very sturdy! I was so impressed on how well they work for my yarn storage that I've ordered more numerous times! So easy to see what I have compared to the other storage bags." —Jane "Sweetpea" Sasinek

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A Dyson hot and cool purifying fan you can grab to filter the air while keeping your room the *perfect* temperature. I own this and I HAVE TO SAY THIS...I am a big ~fan~.

    My Dyson in my living room. It is oval shaped with a small footprint and plugged into the wall.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This works great with Alexa and it uses an app to monitor temperature, air quality, and humidity in the room it's placed in. Using the app, I was able to see that after moving, my suspicions were air quality was far worse in a previous apartment (nobody really cleans those pre-war buildings before you move in). This also saved the day when my heater wasn't working in my new apartment (ahhh, New York!). It kept my cat fam warm and now they basically live in front of it. The Dyson is their mom now.

    Promising review: "I purchased to help with allergies (cat, pollen, dust mites) in the living room and have noticed a difference. Its automatic filtration kicks on when we're up and about, kicking up dust. The remote is wonderful and docks on the top of the unit with a magnet. The heater is pretty effective but can struggle to heat open layouts more than a few degrees above the ambient temperature." —N Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $624.99.

    9. A microfiber ceiling fan duster with a clever design specifically for ceiling fans. If you've never dusted the top of your ceiling're in for a grim surprise. This is here to keep that neglected chore from becoming a nightmare.

    Person dusting tall ceiling fan with pole extended. Three images show two closeups of the curved duster cleaning the tops of the fans.

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever dragged the heavy, tall ladder out of the garage and climbed up high (afraid of heights) every time I had to wipe down the fan blades or dust the light fixtures. One day I thought, 'I’m done doing this' and googled to see if a product like this existed. I bought it and immediately tried it out when it arrived. This is my go-to cleaning item. I can reach the high up cobwebs and dust above the cabinets. It’s perfect and makes cleaning so much easier. It’s a must-have for every household." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A detailing cleaning putty that'll pick up the dust in every nook and cranny of your car (or keyboard). This stuff is so fun you may finally understand why kids these days are so suspiciously into slime.

    Person using gel putty to clean the AC inside their car

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product but it worked really well! It worked especially well on the little crevices around the emergency break and gear shifter. I’d recommend this cleaning gel to everyone. It works like a charm!" —Panda H.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    11. A microfiber spin mop because going over your floors with a mop (even just with water) is gonna remove that frustrating, thin layer of dust that drops off ya body daily.

    Promising review: "I love love love this mop. I just cleaned all six rooms / floors in my place. In the past I would have used like 10 disposable cloth pads for the same job. With this mop I never had to touch the micro fiber mop head when it got dirty. I just spin the dirty water out and, let me tell you, it still looked clean when I was all finished cleaning my floors. I always love products that are simple, sustainable, and cost effective. One thing I'd wish is that the handle was a tad longer. But I can get used to it since it is otherwise fabulous." —Aspiring Veganista

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    12. A four-pack of purifying plants — houseplants can reduce dust in the home by up to 20% (no joke!). So you can totally justify bringing yet another plant pack into your apartment. It's for cleanliness!

    Four mid-sized plants on a table. Each with different leaves.
    Earthy Children

    This small business is located in San Diego, California.

    Promising review: "The plants arrived very neatly packed so that each one was is perfect shape. They are gorgeous! Full, healthy, and larger than expected!" —ashley maruyama

    Get them from Earthy Children on Etsy for $60+ (available in two pack sizes).

    13. An aloe vera and oatmeal dander-reducing spray for keeping your pet's coat soft, shiny, and free of flakes. Sure, your cat thinks he's doing a mighty fine job on his own, but his tongue can't exactly condition dry skin — this will clear that up (and prevent pet dander from building up on your surfaces) lickety-split!

    Before and after showing cat covered in loose fur and dander, wiped clean after using product

    Promising review: "My short-haired kitty has A LOT of dander and she sheds like crazy. Combined with keeping my house super dust-free (cat allergens stick to dust!) and grooming kitty regularly, I feel like more of my friends and family can come over than they used to! This has lasted me forever, so it's a great value." —Miss E.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    14. A rug beater — you'll be shocked (and likely disgusted) when you take your regularly vacuumed rugs out with this terrific tool. It's true, vacuums have no chance against deep-set dust.

    Woven paddle with long handle

    Promising review: "This carpet beater is a very effective household tool. Even though I have a good vacuum cleaner and I'm cleaning rugs regularly, after beating the rug outside I am totally amazed by how much more dust I get out of them. Highly recommended." —Kristaps Dombrovskis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92.

    15. An air purifier – it's gonna clear up the air in your home so well that going outside to get "fresh air" will seem like an oxymoron.,

    Promising review: "I can breathe clearly now, the dust is gone! And not just the dust, my neighbors smoke (not cigarettes) and they live below me and it comes up through the walls and floors and it instantly makes my entire apartment smell. Within minutes of putting this purifier on the smells goes away almost instantly. I was amazed. It was also extremely easy to assemble because there was no assembly! Not only was the smoke smell an issue, I've noticed when I'm cooking it takes away that smell as well which I love. I also noticed when I wake up in the morning I can breathe better (I think there's mold in my apartment). Anyway, this product was exactly what I was looking for and worth the price. It even comes with a cute little nightlight if you need it!" —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. A custom-made shoe rack, because keeping your shoes on is ALWAYS going to cause more dust and dirt. My family was a strictly shoes ON household, and my childhood mopping skills reflect that. You can go ahead and skip those extra chores, just use this lovely shoe rack instead!

    Asymmetrical, rustic bench with negative space open for shoes
    Bates Furnishings

    Promising review: "Downright amazing. Corey is so kind and communication with him was easy and prompt. Not only that, but the delivery was fast. On top of that, the piece is FANTASTIC! It exceeds my expectations.'' —Kristine Nesslinger

    Get it from Bates Furnishings on Etsy for $170+ (available in 10 colors, seven lengths, and three different depths).

    17. A water-based alkaline wood cleaner to wipe away the caked-on dust that lives on surfaces our oily hands touch often. Turns out your hands were always filthy and your railings really felt it.

    Promising review: "This is the best wood cleaner! It doesn't leave a super shiny or wet appearance on your table top — just a beautiful, clean look. Much better than other wood cleaners I've tried in the past!" —Georgie Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $16.72.

    18. And an organic cleaning concentrate for anyone who wants a good dusting (using something wet helps) and a good, natural refresh while they're at it.

    Cleaning product in bottle

    Promising review: "This is an excellent cleaner for kitchen and bathrooms. My kids finger prints tend to build up around light switches and door knobs. This can be used to clean vegetables. Try it on grapes, which tend to have dirt dust and that cloudy film on the grapes and around the stems. You only need to use two or three drops in a bowl of water that completely covers your fruits and veggies." —Al C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A lint roller pole you can use on the daily if you see pesky dust particles in hard-to-reach places.

    The lint roller being used in four different ways. Once on the sofa, one under the sofa on the hardwood floor, on the floor with the short handle, and again with the long handle.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I had annoying, depressing balls of dust hanging from my ceiling due to ceiling vents. They're all gone now! I feel so much better! It pulls some of the texture off the ceiling, but I don’t mind because that’s what’s holding the dust to begin with." —GA

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    20. A microfiber dust brush that'll spruce up your window shades so well you just might notice you actually did have a view through those dust bunnies.

    Reviewer cleaning individual blinds with microfiber cloths held together with a plastic handle

    This includes five microfiber cloths.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    21. A roll of machine-washable reusable bamboo towels sure to be great for your place and *our* place...Mother Nature will totally thank you.


    Promising review: "You want strong, tough, and absorbent? Here you go. These towels drink up water without falling apart and dripping all over. The area by my dog's bowl usually takes two or three paper towels to wipe up the mess, but it only takes one of these. And it is not sopping by the end. These towels clean extremely well and are eco-friendly. How can you go wrong? An excellent value!" —Kitt McComb

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A mounted purifier with six different purifying and deodorizing settings. This surprisingly sleek device is gonna trap airborne bacteria, mold spores, and other particles in the air.

    Square filter mounted on wall

    This is suitable for a room up to 815 square feet.

    Promising review: "I was not sure that purchasing an air purifier was the way to go. I have a pellet stove and get a lot of dust and residue because of it. I was happy to find out that an air purifier was an improvement in the air quality of my home. I have less dust, less residue, and I use less tissues. This is extremely quiet and very easy to setup and maintain. Worth it." —Ms Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $549.95 (available in four styles).

    23. A handheld vacuum that'll *finally* make vacuuming curtains and upholstery a simple situation. Your upright vacuum could never.,

    Promising review: "This handheld vacuum cleaner is super easy to assemble and take apart. It reminds me of a Dyson product, but much cheaper. I like the ability to dump out the garbage rather than having a garbage bag. There is a filter for micro garbage which is cleanable via soaking in water. It also comes with a brush and a small pipe to suck out corners and narrow openings." —Lam V Doan

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49.

    24. A cool mist humidifier to keep static (that loooves getting dust to cling to surfaces) out of your room. Plus, having moisture in the air is great for plants *and* your respiratory system. Win, win, WIN!,

    Promising review: "I have tall ceilings and this little humidifier was put to the test! Winter is here, the heat is on, and it's been dry until I purchased this humidifier. It's easy to use and KEEP CLEAN for those of us that are allergic to everything (dust and mold)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

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