How do you manage dust?

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#1 Posted by Speeny (1769 posts) -

Unfortunately, due to the old carpet in my room things get dusty quickly.(We've had this carpet since before I was born. Probably from the 80's.)

It can be annoying when dust collects on games and consoles. Electronics in general. I try to wipe and vacuum everything down once every two months.

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#2 Posted by BlueIon (120 posts) -

I am very lazy when it comes to dusting TBH. But when I gotta clean so my electronics don’t catch fire lol I use a present I got from someone a long time ago. It’s kind of like a wand that you pass on surfaces and the dust really sticks well to it! I can clean in half the time since I got that dusting wand...I forget what its called though.

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#3 Posted by Heirren (1512 posts) -

Hardwood floors, radiator heat, and own as little as possible like i do.

Never liked carpets.

Buy yourself a HEPA filter.

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#4 Edited by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@heirren: Ok thanks very much I'll look into it.

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#5 Posted by goodzorr (504 posts) -

Every two months dude? I clean the whole house every week lol.

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#6 Posted by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@goodzorr: Yeah I need to get into the habit of doing it more often. Usually most productive on weekends. Lol

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (36912 posts) -

I'm what you call a "clean freak" type of guy who regularly cleans the house every weekends on a Saturday. I wash dishes, (we have a dish washer machine) Vacuum the house, and clean the bathrooms. My Daughter cleans her own room, I tell her to do it every Saturday as well and my girlfriend (baby mama) also helps with the Kitchen stove but for the most parts, it's usually me doing it. As for my gaming PC, I clean that ever 3 months, I take it outside and use duster compression can to blow the dust away and I do the same for my PS4 & Nintendo Switch as well.

It's how I manage dust in the house, if you do it every weekend, you won't see your house filled with dust.

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (36912 posts) -

@speeny: Do you have any Pets? If so, animal fur can build up carpet with dirty really fast. If you're carpet is as old as you say, have you try to steam clean the carpet by any chance?

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#9 Edited by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@davillain-: Yep. We’ve got a chihuahua and a Burmese cat that sheds like crazy.

I try to keep them out of my room as much as possible though. So I think the culprit is just the old carpet. Lol.

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#11 Posted by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@davillain-: Also where do you blow to clean your Switch? The one air vent?

My PC becomes riddled with dust if I don’t keep on top of it. Sometimes I will wipe the inside components down but I like to use an air compressor. My grandfather is the only one who owns it though so whenever I wanna clean it out I gotta take PC over to his place.

A lot of people would be against me using an air compressor but I don’t have it on too strong and I make sure to tape the fans down.

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#13 Posted by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@crimsonllama: Yuh. lol

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#14 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79341 posts) -

I have a little mini vac that I use on my surfaces before I wipe them down. I've been thinking about getting an air purifier for the longest time, though.

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#15 Edited by warmblur (2522 posts) -

Dust bunnies are the worst those little bastards pop out of nowhere. I use just a regular vacuum cleaner but someday I will get one of those robot vacuum cleaners to do it for me.

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#16 Posted by jdc6305 (5050 posts) -

You clean every two months? I clean once or twice a week. It only takes 15 minutes to clean. Carpet collects a lot of dust so I vacuum as often as I can. I buy 2 boxes of swifters a year. I use them to wipe everything down with. Swifter is a cloth that collect dust like magnet. They sell them at walmart or drug stores. If anything has finger prints I use a damp paper towel to wipe things down. If it's glass I use windex on it. My computer desk is glass. I have to clean my computer filters once a week with compressed air. Dust kill electronics and I don't like having to rebuy stuff.

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#17 Posted by Speeny (1769 posts) -

@jdc6305: The house is fairly clean as is. I just mean I’m too lazy to tackle dust each week as much as I hate it.

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#18 Posted by Lightening411 (13662 posts) -

Get a towel and use some Pledge.

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#19 Posted by VagrantSnow (342 posts) -

I use an air compressor.

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#20 Posted by DragonHellfire (5 posts) -

With pressurized air.