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I haven't used my room for a while now and when I returned today, I noticed a lot of dust. Like, a layer of dust on the entire desk, the mouse and keyboard. When I wipe my finger through it, it forms dust balls.

I'm wondering what's the best way to prevent this. Maybe it's because the top is glass? It's an ikea desk made of wood, but there's a glass plate on top of it where everything stands on. Do I notice more dust because its glass? It's still more dust than normal, because there's a visible layer on everything, especially the keyboard is obvious.

I want to clean it but I'm not sure what to use to prevent any damage to my keyboard or mouse. There's also dust on my steelseries cloth mousepad. When I remove it from the desk, you see the the spot beneath it is still clean compared to the rest of the desk.

I HATE dust mad.gif
post #2 of 11
Just use a slightly damp cloth.
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post #3 of 11
Try cleaning your whole room often? Vacuum the carpet and change our your bed sheets at least once a week. If you have any pets, keep them outside that room.

I hate dust too.

:edit:

Oh and it might help to get one of those air purifier devices. I plan on getting one for my small room since I have allergies.
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Also, try to keep the air circulating in there. Dead air will allow dust to settle.
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FaLLeNAn9eL View Post

Also, try to keep the air circulating in there. Dead air will allow dust to settle.

Well, the room isn't that big. I've only got space for a bed, desk and small storage. It's not being used during the day so I'd reckon there's a lot of "dead air"
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Do you have central air?

If your air ducts aren't cleaned on some sort of schedule, it can push dust into the room.

Vacuum and dust weekly, and change your sheets too. Most dust is dead skin cells, and as gross as it is, your bedding collects a lot of it.
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post #7 of 11
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Nope, no air conditioning.

I'll try and vacuum more, but most of the dust doesn't get collected with the vacuum cleaner. It's no sticky or anything, but it holds onto my desk too well for the vacuum cleaner. I'll have to wipe most of it with a cloth
post #8 of 11
do you live in a house or an apartment?
basement? windows? Is the environment outside dry and dirty?
post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post

do you live in a house or an apartment?
basement? windows? Is the environment outside dry and dirty?

House, big window in my room. Environment outside is cold and damp, not really dry/dirty.
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guerrilladawg View Post

House, big window in my room. Environment outside is cold and damp, not really dry/dirty.

kinda odd.. sounds like a good environment to NOT gather dust...

try positioning a fan to exhaust air outside in the window? make sure its sealed nicely.

what i do is a use a house fan tuned on its side (or with the base detached completely) held up by the window panes closed around it. i seal the rest of the space with a pillow.



if that doesnt help/makes it worse; try reversing it so its intake.
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