All bunnies are cute and adorable -except dust bunnies! If it seems that this unwelcomed dust critter makes itself at home in your home no matter how much you clean, it’s time to get serious about getting it out of your h .

Dust contains some pretty nasty particles that we breathe in by doing nothing more than living. Dead skin cells, pet dander, plant pollen, and a host of other dust-causing particles can wreak havoc on your health, especially for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma. Dust mites are another concern that’s pretty gross to even think about.

You may be unable to remove all of the dust from your home, but you can certainly minimize the build-up. Use the tips below to help keep your home dust-free.

1- Keep clutter out of your home. Don’t allow clothes to pile up, keep the toys in their proper space, and ensure books aren’t cluttering up space. Dust settles in these items, a problem regular dusting cannot resolve.

2- Weekly bedding changes keep dust mites out of sheets and pillows. It’s a good idea to encase a mattress in an allergy-proof cover, which may also prevent bedbugs.

3- When cleaning rugs and pillows, do so outside. Beating rugs and pillows in the home only create dust and pollutants.

4- Don’t allow your closet to become a disaster zone. Store garments in totes and garment bags to avoid dust collection.

5- Carpet is one of the most popular flooring choices, but it also attracts dust and harbors dust mites. Vacuum carpeting daily if it is on the floors in your home. If you have allergies, removing carpet may be the most ideal solution to keep symptoms at bay.

6- Clean from top to bottom. Work your way down from high surfaces so dust isn’t transmitted back onto surfaces that you’ve just learned. You’ll also quickly spot any dust that you’ve missed.

7- Feather dusters make dust matter worse. They simply spread it through the air so it piles up somewhere else. Use a damp cloth and furniture spray instead.

8- An air purifier is an expensive product in any house, especially if anyone in the household suffers from asthma or allergies. Air purifiers filter dust particles but don’t forget to dust to remove dust mites. Place an air purifier in each room of the home for the best results.