Why Does a Child Bedroom Get so Dusty so Quickly

Children from a young age to older teenagers spend 10 + hours a day in they’re bedroom sleeping, study and meeting friends. Son’s and daughters have many different belongings in the bedroom made from different materials such as cotton clothing & bed sheets and cuddly toys.

You can’t stop dust forming in you’re son’s bedroom, although you can reduce it with room cleaning and utilising desk storage in the room or keeping the area less cluttered with items on display which girls tend to do.

A child’s bedroom gets dusty quickly as daughters & son’s spend more time and activities in the room, items on display, clothing sitting around, lack of cleaning & ventilation results in dust gathering. Bed linen & clothing fabrics in a high density enclosed bedroom break down and form dust quickly.

Dust in a daughter or son’s room is basically very small pieces of fabric and other material used in a bedroom that forms on shelving desk tops, wardrobe, bed and on the floor.

Child bedroom items that create or collect dust easily

Fibres break down from fabrics such as clothing, bedding & sheets, towels and a carpet that circulate and then drops on the floor and on other surfaces in boys & girls bedrooms.

Carpets have many fabric elements that are shed over time especially when older and a child walks on a number of times a day. A floor carpet accumulates a lot of dust quickly in a child’s bedroom as dust drops onto the carpet from other items. Solution: Vacuum or sweep and mop the floor 2-3 times a week at least to take much of the dust away.
Fabric sofa or seat when used in a bedroom it results in a child breaking down fibres in the fabric thus creating dust, also fabric holds dust mites. Solution: Clean you’re boy or girl’s fabric seating with an appropriate cleaner.
Clothing is generally fabric made and with shirts, jumpers and trousers made of cotton small fibres break off and fall onto the floor and surfaces. Solution: Regularly clean clothing, shake of clothes outside of the bedroom and put them in a drawer or wardrobe, not left around to gather dust particles.
Bed linen are one of the main sources of dust in a kids bedroom as they are make of fabrics than give off a lot of dust particles. A child will sleep in a bed using and moving covers breaking off fibres.  Solution: Change you’re son’s bed sheets, quilts and duvets weekly.
Curtains & blinds collect dust as particles circulate the room and land on the blinds. Curtains are another human made item with creates small particles of dust.
Child’s personal items positioned around the room including dolls and cuddly toys not only hold and attract dust particles that spread when played with by a child in they’re bedroom.
Towels are fabric made and small particles are dislodged when used.
Books & magazines left sitting around a kid’s bedroom collect dust which could spread easily when a child picks up a dusting magazine that has been sitting on a shelf to flick through.
In and out of a bedroom going to the kitchen to fetch a snack and head back to the bedroom to study happens a lot. Daughter or son’s friends in and out visiting trailing dust, dirty shoes or school bag you’re child has.
Skin and hair falls of children all the time in bed, drying off with a towel or just shedding skin.
Pets such as a cat or dog trail dust on paws and bodies from outside, through the home and into a kid’s bedroom space.

Teens & kids spend more time in a bedroom

You’re son or daughter spend a lot of time in a bedroom more so than other rooms for sleep, play, study, hobbies and interests and entertaining visiting friends. The more time spent in a room generally means the more dust and easily it will form in a bedroom.

More activities and hence movement by a child in they’re bedroom if it is designing & making a dress or trying on clothing also spreads and gives off dust.

Daughter playing with fabric toys, sitting on the bed or sofa/seat gives of fibre partials that break down into dust will help create a dustier bedroom. A son or child daughter’s bedroom has more items sitting around which means clutter and not generally cleaned as often in other rooms in the house.

Daughter or son’s bedrooms are generally smaller

The smaller the bedroom and the more items in the room that can generate dust easily will result in a child’s room much more dusty. Couple this with a girls & boys that uses a bedroom often in the day and lack of a regular weekly cleaning schedule will result in a dusty and dirty bedroom.

In a smaller room with a lot of items sitting around on display that are not moved frequently also result in dust settling on the item and immediate surrounding surface it sits on.

Little air flow and ventilation in kid’s bedroom

Poor air flow into and around a bedroom traps dust particles all in one enclosed space. Ventilation such as open windows or air filter system will help reduce dust forming easily, although will not stop dust forming.


More time in a room the dustier it gets, especially a closed child’s bedroom with items sitting around on shelves and lack of regular cleaning and ventilation. Fibers break down from fabrics such as clothing, bedding & sheets, towels and a carpet that form into dust particles.

Removing clutter and hang up clothing in a wardrobe or put in a chest of drawers helps to reduce dust gathering, don’t leave many items lying around the bedroom. An article on dusty kids bedroom remedies reviewed by a medical doctor (John A. Daller, MD) helps with ideas to reduce dust in you’re son or daughters bedroom.

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