Remove clutter from floors
It might seem just untidy, but don't ignore piles of clothing, toys, magazines, books or anything else on the floor. Cleaning around them won't take care of the dust that has settled in or around them.
Take it outside
Dust from area rugs and pillows should be beaten outdoors.
How to dust
Feather dusters only aggravate existing dust and cause it to settle elsewhere around your home. Instead, use a damp cloth or moist towelette to wipe down surfaces.
Clean from top to bottom
Clean the highest surfaces first and work your way down, so you capture any dust you missed.
How to vacuum correctly
A good vacuum is a great ally in the war on dust. How often you should vacuum depends on how many people live in your home. The general rule is to do each room thoroughly once a week, then go over high-traffic areas every other day.
Keep your closet floors clean
Along with your bed, your closet can also be a magnet for dust. Fabric, hair and skin particles all like to settle at the bottom of your closet. So if you keep a tidy closet (especially the floor), this will help you better manage the dust in your home.
Groom your pets
Regularly brushing your pets (in the yard or outside the home if possible) can help contain some of the dust, dander and hair your pets can leave behind.