I HATE dust in the house... any way to reduce it?

Zeze

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I'm bit of a neat freak and I cannot effin' stand dust.

If you have noticed, whenever you clean, it's not the food spills, hair, or other random crap. It's 99.9% DUST. I have a black desk and black monitor. I wipe it clean with a wet cloth, and it's dusty in couple days. I absolutely cannot stand it.

Is there a way to just reduce dust in the house? What if I had all the money in the world? Is there a ventilation filter solution that would visibly and REMARKABLY reduce the dust collecting?

This is same in all places I've lived- my parents beautiful grassy suburb home, in the city, and in the 33rd floor high rise.
 

IndyColtsFan

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Dust is almost impossible to eliminate unless you want to make your place a cleanroom. If you own, you can have the ducts cleaned, carpets cleaned, and change the furnace filters regularly. It still won't eliminate it completely.
 

DesiPower

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Do you open windows a lot? you can try mark 8 or above ac filets. Duponts are available at more stores...
 

Juddog

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Just buy some HEPA air filtration units and place them in strategic locations.

You'd be amazed at how much gunk builds up in the filters just over the course of a few months. It will also cut down on allergies, which is why I have one running 24/7 in my bedroom.
 

sdifox

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clean room is your solution. And scrub down yourself 5 times daily.
 

LookBehindYou

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Good luck, if you find a way let me know. Having a bit of OCD I vaccum and dust my house EVERY DAY when I get home from work, TWICE A DAY on weekends. It gets old but I can't stand dust and dog hair (I have a white dog that sheds like crazy) it makes the house look unclean.
 

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If your carpets are old they are a major source of dust particles as well. If the amount of dust I get in my office was composed of 99% dead skin you'd be able to see my bones. The carpets in our house are old as hell, and we're slowly replacing them all with wood flooring, but I probably won't get around to the one in my office until after I'm dead.
 

shortylickens

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This. The majority of dust is dead skin.

Thats some internet lore bullshit which has been passed around too long.
When me and my roommate both went on leave at the same time we came back two weeks later to a barracks room covered in dust.


As for OP:
If you are really a neat freak you should have 3M filters on your windows and an industrial strength air purifier.
 

xBiffx

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Like others have said, its your skin that's the problem. Solution, watch Gaticca, do that. :p

Unless you want to make a "clean room" like they use at places like Intel then there is not much you can do with your standard furnace/filter. Those rooms change the air up to 30 times per hour. That's gonna cost ya. The entire ceiling and floor become one big vent and air return constantly moving air in and out of the room.

Here, check this out.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BPR/is_4_25/ai_n25151245/
 

CPA

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Good luck, if you find a way let me know. Having a bit of OCD I vaccum and dust my house EVERY DAY when I get home from work, TWICE A DAY on weekends. It gets old but I can't stand dust and dog hair (I have a white dog that sheds like crazy) it makes the house look unclean.

"A bit" of OCD is an understatement.
 
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get rid of all carpet, encase mattress and pillows in allergy covers. leather furniture. dust mites eat fabric fibers.
 

highland145

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Anyone tried the filters that pass air through water. Sound like a good idea but maybe a pita dealing with the water every few days.
 

Saint Nick

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Good luck, if you find a way let me know. Having a bit of OCD I vaccum and dust my house EVERY DAY when I get home from work, TWICE A DAY on weekends. It gets old but I can't stand dust and dog hair (I have a white dog that sheds like crazy) it makes the house look unclean.
:wub:
 

LookBehindYou

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"A bit" of OCD is an understatement.

Meh, makes my wife happy. She doesnt have to clean because it's never up to my standard. Think it started when I was in basic, never gave a shit about something being neat or clean until my AF days. Now clutter and dirt drive me insane.
 

Raizinman

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Dogs and cats carry around lots of dirt and dust. Not just in the coat but on their paws. When you let them go out side, the dogs steps in poop and urine and other things. The cat steps in a litter box at best. Then these animals walk around your carpet and you hold them in your arms spreading the germs and dirty dust. You cannot have a clean house with pets.
 

lozina

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preCRT

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HEPA air cleaner running 24/7.
Use a vacuum with HEPA filters [or you are just exhausting out dust].
Dust with Swiffer duster [or you are sending dust back into the air when you wipe/dust].


Never open your windows.

Strip off before entering your home & shower off any dust on your body







Oh, and shave yourself bald, hair is nothing but a dust magnet.
 

amdskip

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Don't complain until you do any house construction involving drywall dust. That stuff gets everywhere!