22 Dusty Places in Your House You're Probably Forgetting About

Save this one for your next cleaning session.

If your home is anything like ours, your number one cleaning enemy is dust (OK, and pet hair and dishes and laundry too).

Dust. It's made up of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles and more, and it is everywhere. It's just a fact of life. But some places, particularly those that are hard to reach and/or see, can become absolute magnets for the stuff.

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Though seemingly innocuous, dust can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other respiratory issues. Thorough and regular dusting is a key step in maintaining healthy air quality in your home. That includes places you've probably never even thought to dust, like your ceilings, for example. According to Dyson's 2021 global dust study, the ceiling is the top spot people forget to dust, with nearly two-thirds of respondents saying they frequently neglect this area. And the hard-to-reach ledges in your shower? When's the last time you even laid eyes on that dust zone?

So hang onto this list of 22 places you might be missing for the next time you roll up your sleeves to do battle with dust.

  1. Light bulbs
  2. Air vents
  3. Overhead light fixtures
  4. Tops of books
  5. Tops of bookshelves
  6. Tops of kitchen cabinets
  7. Tops of air conditioner units
  8. Window and door frame ledges
  9. Window treatments
  10. Candles
  11. Bed frames
  12. The top of the refrigerator
  13. Decorative items and knickknacks
  14. Frames and artwork
  15. Underneath your furniture
  16. Electronics' screens
  17. Plant leaves (real and fake)
  18. Lampshades
  19. Baseboards
  20. Ceiling fans
  21. Showers
  22. Ceilings and walls

Happy dusting y'all!

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