My BLOG March 9, 2024

What room collects the most dust in your home?

What room collects the most dust in your home?

What room collects the most dust? According to, dust is one of the most common indoor allergens. The symptoms it triggers can even affect sleep quality. While it’s important to reduce dust throughout your home, this specific room needs extra attention in preventing dust buildup to keep you and your family feeling healthy and well-rested.

What Room That Collects the Most Dust?

The bedroom! If you haven’t observed it in your own home and are still wondering what the dustiest room is, it’s very likely that it’s your bedroom. A study for the OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban, and Mobility Studies at Delft University of Technology states that the bed is likely the main source of house dust mite allergen in the home. It also notes that under bedsheets, air pollutants can reach a 50-fold concentration compared to the rest of indoor air.

Why Does the Bedroom Get So Dusty?

Multiple factors cause bedrooms to get dusty. The first is furry friends that sleep in your bed or even just spend time in your bedroom. Just like us, they shed hair and skin cells, contributing to more dust buildup. Then, add in all of the upholstered furniture, blankets, bedding, curtains, and carpet, which can all shed small fibers that also add to dust.

We also spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, about one-third of our lives. So it makes sense that the room we spend most of our day in collects the most hair and skin cells. This is what dust mites feed on. We change our clothes, brush our hair, and fluff our pillows and blankets daily in the bedroom—all spreading settled dust around the room even more.

Bedrooms also get dusty because of poor air circulation and high humidity levels. Closed doors and windows or malfunctioning HVAC systems can minimize airflow and allow dust to settle around your bedroom.

How to Reduce Dust in the Bedroom

Eliminating and reducing dust in your bedroom is possible, but only if you’re willing to add a few extra habits to your routine. These steps will never get rid of dust forever, but decreasing the amount of dust can help reduce allergen symptoms and make you feel better about your bedroom’s cleanliness.



1. Clean Regularly

Since the bed is one of the largest sources of dust and dust mites, be sure to wash your bedding weekly. Twice a year, vacuum your mattress to reduce the amount of dead skin cells, giving dust mites less of their food source. Since curtains collect dust and allergens, aim to wash these twice a year.

When dusting furniture, lamps, and other objects around the room, reach for a dry microfiber cloth or damp rag. Aim to dust weekly in extra-dusty areas like the bedroom. Vacuum once or twice a week with a high-quality vacuum to keep dust from finding a home in your carpet or rugs.

2. Lay Some Ground Rules

To prevent dust from settling in your bedroom to begin with, it’s best to set some rules for the room. This might include no pets in the bedroom, no shoes inside, and no outdoor clothes while lying in bed. You could also try to brush your hair strictly in the bathroom or not fluff the pillows as frequently. To create better air circulation, always keep the door to the room open, If you don’t live in an area with high air pollution, keep the windows open when the weather permits.

3. Keep Your Air Clean and Dry

Your HVAC system is supposed to help filter out dust particles from the air to prevent them from spreading all over your home. To make sure it’s working properly, change out the air filter every three months. To further improve air quality, consider purchasing an air purifier. Lastly, check your room’s humidity levels, as high humidity can make dust particles cling more easily to surfaces. The ideal humidity level to prevent dust is below 50%. Use a dehumidifier to reduce extra moisture in the air.


By following these simple steps, you can transform your bedroom into a clean and healthy space, free from the dust that can cause allergies and affect sleep quality. Creating good habits and maintaining a regular cleaning routine will ensure that your bedroom remains a sanctuary for rest and relaxation.

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Here is a link to some air purifiers.

Air Purifiers