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Reducing dust in my room

ReiRei New YorkRegistered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I've been cleaning up my room and I noticed there is a ton of dust in my room. In my room I have a ceiling fan, laptop, lcd tv, 360 (although its being fixed ATM), Wii, dvd player and shelf stereo system hooked up to the tv. I typically keep the ceiling fan on at all times to circulate air, which I guess is the biggest cause of my dust along with all the fans in the electronics. Is there anyway to reduce the dust in my room aside from just using the fans and electronics less?

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Get a vacuum with a good filter, and use it like crazy. Obviously don't use it on your electronics, but we vacuum our upholstery once a week, and our floors twice. We have a dry swiffer for all of our shelving, electronics, and the like, and we hit those 1-2 times a week, as well.

    We live around a lot of dirt (driveways on both sides, parking lot across the street, lots of wind), and we have 4 cats, so it's a complete uphill battle. Your fan is probably one of your culprits, but really, you just have to keep on top of it.

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    Dark MoonDark Moon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dust and vacuum more. Also consider getting some sort of air purifier with a HEPA filter in it. It'll pull a lot of the dust swirling around out of the air and keep it from settling on your things, but it might be a bit pricey.

    You may want to organize your cables as well. While poorly organized cables themselves do not increase dust collection, it makes cleaning around them a bitch, and this may lead to that area being cleaned less and dust jackrabbits forming.

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    Sci-Fi WasabiSci-Fi Wasabi Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    OK, there are a few ways you can reduce dust, but depending on where you live, you might not be able to eliminate it entirely. As a general rule, you want to keep everything you own as tidy as possible. Take notice of the way air flows in and out of your space and make sure nothing is blocking that flow.

    Regularly replace any air filtration in your house. That's an obvious one. For electronics, I bought a PC case that has these little grills that filter the intake and outtake vents. All I have to do is take them out once in a while and wash them out. Voila.

    Weather you have hardwood floors or carpet makes a difference too. You have to take into account the possibility that you might not have the proper vacuum for the job. Most cheapo vacuums whip all that shit up into the air and you are actually worse off than before you started.

    Then, it's all regular maintenance. Wash your clothes and bedding regularly. Keep old clothes somewhere isolated where they cant just sit. Basically, you want anything that collects dust that you aren't using put away.

    Aside from that, get a good quality feather duster and dust whenever you clean. That is pretty much your only option.

    When I lived in the California desert, none of this shit worked, no matter how often I did it. So keep your climate in check. Otherwise you might just have to deal.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My girlfriend has crazy dust allergies so she uses an air purifier - basically a little machine the size of a space heater that quietly filters the air in a room. That should take care of most of the airborne dust, which means you won't have to dust as much. Get in the habit of vacuuming tho - it doesn't take long if you keep the room neat, and it makes a pretty big difference.

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