Of all the things to clean in your home, TV stands are right up there as one of the worst. They don’t seem like difficult things to clean, but there’s one problem that makes them so annoying: dust. Yes, you have dust everywhere in your home, but it collects on your TV stand more than anywhere else. Why? Because all the electrical items and static draws the dust down and keeps it there. With that in mind, how do you stop dust from collecting here? Is it possible?
Well, it’s impossible to prevent dust completely, with a dust allergy this can be quite horrifying, but you can take a few steps to reduce the problem and make your TV unit much easier to clean:
Use an air purifier
Keeping an air purifier in your living room is excellent for a couple of reasons. From the perspective of this post, it helps to remove a lot of dirt and dust particles from the air. Therefore, you should see a decrease in the dust on your TV unit.
Moreover, air purifiers are excellent if you have allergy sufferers in the home. I would say they’re nigh-on essential during the peak hayfever season, but they’re also handy if people have year-round airborne allergies.
Switch to a more dust-friendly unit
If your TV unit or cabinet is made from glass or black material, it will attract way more dust.
Okay, that might not be strictly true. Indeed, glass does seem to attract more dust, but black furniture will make it appear more apparent. As a result, it could be worth looking for TV cabinets online that are white or made from wood. This makes the dust harder to show up, so at least your TV unit looks cleaner!
Glass cabinets should be avoided because they are also the hardest to clean. If you have a wood TV unit, it is so much easier to wipe the dust off with a regular duster.
You can greatly reduce the amount of dust on your TV stand if you vacuum regularly. Choose a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter as this actively filters out the dust from the air. In doing so, you can prevent a lot of the dust from settling on your stand and looking unsightly.
At the very least, you should vacuum once a week. This keeps your entire home nice and clean, reducing the overall dust levels.
How do you remove dust from a TV and TV stand?
After knowing how to prevent it, you have to learn how to remove dust. Again, your TV and TV stand can be super hard to clean because of all the static. But, it is relatively easy for you to do. All you need is a microfibre cloth and some sort of household dusting spray. Spray the spray on the cloth, then wipe away the dust.
The microfibre cloth helps attract dust, while the spray keeps it on there and stops it from going back onto your TV or its stand. You could also use an attachment on your vacuum to hoover up the dust if some still remain.
Now, you’ve got a cleaner living room and a TV stand that isn’t constantly covered in dust.
Rebecca SuttonDecember 1, 2022
This is one of my biggest bug bares, because it is black it really shows up too, so constantly wiping it down. Handy tips, thank you!
Margaret GallagherDecember 3, 2022
Invaluable advice – will byry an air purifier
Adrian BoldDecember 3, 2022
Thanks for the tips – I’m always getting dust on my stand.
Claire HamiltonDecember 4, 2022
My unit is black, so it’s terrible for dust.
Patricia BarrettDecember 4, 2022
Thanks for the article, I do hate cleaning around the TV due to all the cabling and dust traps.
Sarah CooperDecember 5, 2022
Great advice. I’m going to look in to air purifiers.
Natalie GillhamDecember 12, 2022
I didn’t realise the static from all the electrical appliances attracts the dust but that makes sense.
Emma BarronDecember 12, 2022
I always use an old sock to clean my tv unit in the bedroom – works a treat.
coldiDecember 15, 2022
I leave the tv dusting to my husband. He has so so many cables to all his gaming things there that I just can’t stand doing it! And our TV unit is glass so it feels like its always dusty! Never though of using an air purifier before though, we keep one upstairs, so may bring it down and see if it helps!!
Melissa LeeDecember 20, 2022
I didn’t know about these hacks, thank you! Dust is a big issue in my house
Siobhan NMarch 8, 2023
I never realised that air Purifiers removed dusk from the air!
ashleighMarch 10, 2023
Wendy Lam-VechiMarch 15, 2023
I definitely need to look for an air purifier as we not only get a lot of dust but we are all hayfever sufferers here
Georgie WrightMarch 28, 2023
I wish I’d bought an air purifier before, it really helps with allergies.