Should You Dust Before Or After Vacuuming?

Dust first, then vacuum.

Dust, allergens, and other particles are constantly floating through a home’s air.

To stop your sneezing, wipe your surfaces first using a damp cloth or a microfiber duster, which will trap the dust.

Does vacuuming kick up dust?

Why vacuuming doesn’t always work

Sometimes vacuuming simply stirs dust mites around, rather than removing them, according to a study from Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Australia. In fact, vacuum cleaners can increase levels of dust particles in the air that contribute to allergies, another study found.

Is Sweeping better than vacuuming?

Why Vacuuming Is Better Than Sweeping

If you mop after you sweep, the moisture can bind to the leftover dirt and essentially form mud. A vacuum, on the other hand, pulls dust up out of the crevices and sucks it into a self-contained canister, creating less airborne dust and leaving less dust on the floor in general.

How often should you dust your house?

“We recommend dusting a home at least once per month for easy-to-reach areas and every three to six months for hard-to-reach areas such as ceilings, corners, door frames, and high shelves,” says Jennifer Rodriguez, director of business development at Pro Housekeepers.