Change Air Filters: Check and maintain your air filters to make sure they are functioning properly. Air filters will last between 1-3 months, but should be changed as they become clogged with dirt and debris.
Brush Pets: Brush your pets often to reduce shedding from your favorite pet. Pet owners will see that much of their dust and debris can come from their pets. Brushing not only gives you quality time with your pet, but reduces the amount of dander and shedding that you end up dusting away.
Use Entrance Mats: Prevent dust by using two entrance mats at each entrance. One just outside the door, and one just inside the door will reduce the amount of dust, dirt, and debris that enters your home.
Keep Windows Closed: By keeping windows closed, you'll prevent dust and debris from blowing into your home. Double check your window and door weatherstripping to make sure it is still functioning properly.
Don't Over Do Polish: If you use a furniture oil or polish, be sure to follow the directions and don't overuse the product. Overuse or improper use can lead to a buildup on your furniture or clouding of the wood surfaces.
Fabric Softener Sheets: Used fabric softener sheets can be used to dust as a substitute for more expensive electrostatic cloths.