4 tips to help keep your home clean during the harmattan

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 You can already tell it’s that time of the year again, from the dry and dust-laden wind that gathers dust all over your home, to the chapped lips, and dry skin. The harmattan season sure leaves its mark.   

With the amount of dust in the air between late November to mid-March, there is a need to properly dust and clean your home and offices with a little extra effort than you usually would have done. 

Truth is, you’ll do a whole lot of cleaning during the harmattan. The question is, how prepared are you for it? 

Keeping your space clean and dust free during the harmattan can be quite tiring. Especially when your space gets covered with dust few minutes after a thorough cleanup. 

If you’re one of the holiday travelers planning to be away from home, here are the measures to put in place before leaving. 

 

CLEANING DURING THE HARMATTAN SEASON 

 

1. DO YOUR WIPING WITH MICROFIBERS:

Microfibers attract dust particles like a magnet. This is why microfiber cloths pick up more dust than regular cleaning cloths.  For thorough cleaning, microfiber clothes are great for wiping surfaces, windows and blinds.  

 

2. CLEAN THE MATTRESSES AND CARPETS 

Aside from providing warmth for your feet, and a place to rest, your carpets and mattresses can be a resting spot for dust. Investing in a good vacuum cleaner will do your cleaning process great justice because it effectively removes dust easily when you clean. 

Nobody wants to inhale dust when they lie down. Besides, the sicknesses one can get from the dust this harmattan is alarming enough for you to be cautious. 

 

3. STOP IGNORING THE FLOORS 

When dust get in, one of the first places they settle on is the floor. The perfect way to get rid of dust is not just by sweeping, but vacuuming and moping your floors more frequently.  

 

4. SHUT THE WINDOWS AND DOORS 

We saved the most important point for last. 

Leaving your windows or doors open, will only allow more dust into your space. You have to keep them closed most of the time, and put on the air conditioner to keep the room cool.  

To allow a free flow of fresh air, you can open your windows for a little while each day, but if you forget to close them, you should be ready to clean up after that.  

 

EXTRA HANDY TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: 

  1. Cover your furniture and other properties with a plastic cover or a thick cloth. This way, they are protected and the dust will settle on the cover instead.
  2. Remember to close your windows and block little openings under your doors with a piece of cloth to keep dust out.
  3. Dust particles can settle on the curtains while you’re away, so, it’s best to remove your curtains and carefully fold into a box. If you’re worried about your windows remaining bare while you’re away, simply cover up with a light material that will be easy to wash when you return. 

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