It seems like dust is taking over your room and you are overwhelmed with it, truly annoyed about it, don’t know what to do about it, and don’t know how to fix it.
I know that feeling because I was there too, dust gives me an annoying feeling and it actually contributes negatively to my mood, I sometimes wonder why is my bedroom so dusty and what can I do to solve this issue and future proof my room from the dust.
I’ve taught myself all the professional cleaners’ secrets that make the room super tidy and clean and that contributes positively to your mood.
And in this article, I will share what I have learned with you so you too can enjoy the benefits of a clean and tidy room and avoid the harmful effects of dusty rooms.
Why Is My Bedroom So Dusty?
I’ve always wondered where does dust come from, I mean I don’t see it coming it just gets there, I find it existing in my room and I couldn’t find any explanation how?
That sparked my curiosity…
I decided to do the research and find out why does dust accumulate in the house and especially why does my bedroom get so dusty, here’s what I’ve found.
In order to understand where does dust come from we need to understand first what is dust?
Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.
So dust is mainly pollen, human and animal hair, fibers, human skin cells, and minerals.
That’s the first piece of the puzzle.
Now let’s analyze, why is there so much dust in your bedroom
Your bedroom is one of the most used rooms in your house, first you sleep in it and that is the third of your life, you usually put your clothing in it, and it might also be where you are studying and where you put all of your stuff.
Sleeping means millions of dead skin cells are accumulating in your bed, and that contributes to the dust.
Textile fibers are another contributor to the dust and you have all of your clothing in the bedroom, so that is another reason.
And having lots of stuff in your bedroom also contributes to the dust, and that is not taking into consideration the dust that comes from open windows.
All these factors contribute and accumulate to make your bedroom so dusty.
If you are a college student that lives in a dorm and you wonder why is there so much dust in my dorm room that is another story, all of your life and all of your activities and all of your stuff are in the dorm room, that’s like putting all of your stuff in the house in one room, that means multiplying the amount of dust in your room.
Can a Dusty Room Make You Sick
You might wonder this question and the answer is yes, a dusty room could make you sick in multiple ways.
First, there are dust mites that feed on dead skin cells and other components of dust, these are the biggest predators that live in your house according to Dr.Robert Glatter.
If you have allergies or asthma then dust mites are not good news for you, that’s because dust mites trigger those allergies and can make it worse, the allergens lead to an immune system response that results in a runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing or in severe cases, it can cause persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or a severe asthma attack.
Dust mites aren’t the only health risk that dust holds, according to new research done by Ami R. Zota, Sc.D., at George Washington University in Washington dust particles could be exposing you to harmful chemicals that could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer.
According to the study, the chemicals existing in the dust actually get back into our bodies and these chemicals aren’t that friendly, a class of chemicals used to soften plastics is found to be the highest concentration in dust particles which is extremely harmful and dangerous to your body.
So how to fix this, how to keep a room from getting dusty.
How to Keep a Room From Getting Dusty
According to apartment therapy, the majority of household dust comes from dirt, pollen, and other outdoor particles.
This means it is possible to prevent it because it isn’t just dead skin cells that will inevitably happen.
Since the majority of the dust is from outdoor particles then the logical step to prevent dust from accumulating inside your house is to isolate your house from the outdoor environment as much as possible.
Keep the windows and doors closed shut as much as possible and make sure that shoes stay outside of the house, also a good doormat would be a great idea to prevent dust from getting into your house and eventually your bedroom.
Your pets are also another source for dust so if you have pets in your house try keeping them outside of your bedroom, which will contribute to a less dusty and more organized room to sleep in.
If you study in your bedroom then it might be a good idea to make a separate room for studying if possible because another component of dust is paper fibers, so the books and the papers that you use to study are a contributor to the dust in your bedroom.
It is recommended to not use carpets and use instead hardwood, tile, or linoleum floors according to experts because carpets gather dust especially shag carpets, they are the worst for dust-sensitive people, so if you have a carpet in your room more dust will accumulate and you won’t enjoy a dust-free space.
Wash your bed sheets frequently, every two weeks, this way you are making sure that dust isn’t accumulating inside the fibers of the sheets.