Playing Hide-and-Seek With Dust Bunnies

Playing Hide-and-Seek With Dust Bunnies

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Getting dust bunnies out of your house is not an easy task. Learn how to get rid of dust and keep your home clean for all to enjoy. Dusting tips from Swiffer.

Ever feel like the dust bunnies in your home are reproducing like…bunnies?

Dust bunnies are generally comprised of hair, dirt, pollen, and inanimate dust mite matter—all things your home is better without. Knowing where they are is the first step in getting rid of them.

1. Under Carpets.

Because the floor is the main area where dust collects, anything lying on it will definitely bring the dust bunnies out to play—especially in high-traffic areas.

2. In the Corners.

They’re a common gathering place where they can loiter indefinitely.

3. Under and Behind Furniture.

Dust bunnies ride the wind. That’s how they roll, and this is one of the most common places they land and hide.

4. Between the Mattress and Bedframe.

The static electricity that happens here can make them form and nap peacefully until you move the mattress. 

5. Inside Curtain Pleats.

If you haven’t closed the curtains in a while, get ready for an avalanche of dust when you do.

6. Inside Lampshade Ruffles.

These create cozy little abodes for dust. Luckily, these bunnies are easier to spot.

7. Under and Between Appliances.

The electrical currents, high-traffic activity and heavy, rarely moved appliances create the perfect venue for a dust bunny rave.

Four Ways To Get Rid of and Prevent Dust Bunnies

1. Use Two Doormats.

Dust bunny material can come from outdoor surfaces, so use two doormats to trap it - one inside and one outside. Taking off your shoes will help, too.

2. Vacuum Often.

Use a machine with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter at least once a week on carpets. Use the attachments to conquer bunnies on mattresses and furniture.

3. Choose the Right Tools.

Evict dust bunnies from hard to reach places with Swiffer Duster Heavy Duty Extendable Handle Starter Kit. It traps and locks up to 3x more dust than a feather duster. Capture any remaining dust on your floors with Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit. It easily traps and locks hair, dust and pet dander.

4. Use Slipcovers.

Protect your mattress from allergens* and inanimate dust mite matter and slip them into zippered, allergen-proof* covers. Wash your sheets in hot water at least once a week. You’ll sleep much better knowing the dust bunny nightmare is over.

*Common inanimate allergens from cat and dog dander and dust mite matter

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