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8 Ways To Limit Allergens in Your Home for a More Comfortable Spring

Spring can be an excruciating time for those with allergies. Here's what you can to do to have a better season.

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April 17, 2024 at 6:07 PM PST
Updated on April 17, 2024 at 6:07 PM PST
Cleaning Reducing Allergens

8 Ways To Limit Allergens in Your Home for a More Comfortable Spring

Spring can be an excruciating time for those with allergies. Here's what you can to do to have a better season.

By
April 17, 2024 at 6:07 PM PST
Updated on April 17, 2024 at 6:07 PM PST

Spring brings warmer weather, sunny days, and, unfortunately, a surge in allergens like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander. For those who suffer from sensitivities, keeping irritants at bay can improve quality of life and provide relief during the season. Check out these eight ways to limit allergens in your home for a comfortable spring.

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1. Maintain a consistent cleaning routine.

Dirt, debris, and other allergens can pile up quickly, especially during spring. By sticking to a regular cleaning schedule that includes vacuuming, dusting, and mopping, you can reduce the levels in your home. Concentrate on high-traffic areas and surfaces that accumulate dust, such as baseboards, window sills, carpets, rugs, upholstery, and curtains.

2. Opt for a HEPA vacuum cleaner.

Vacuums with a HEPA filter capture the finest particles. Unlike regular vacuums, these trap smaller allergens, preventing them from recirculating into the air. Make sure to clean or replace the filter as needed for efficient performance.

3. Wash bedding weekly.

Bedding can collect dust mites, so to keep your sleeping environment clean and healthy, wash your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in hot water at least once a week. Consider using hypoallergenic pillows and mattress covers for the best protection.

4. Control humidity.

Mold and dust mites thrive in humid environments. With fans and a dehumidifier, you can prevent these allergens from growing in your home, leading to fewer triggers and a better atmosphere.

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5. Use air purifiers.

Air purifiers filter out airborne allergens like pollen and pet dander. Place them wherever you spend the most time, such as the bedroom and living room, for improved air quality.

6. Keep windows closed.

While spring’s crisp air is tempting, keep windows closed, particularly on high-pollen days. Instead, use your air conditioner to maintain ideal temperatures and reduce your exposure to outdoor conditions. Installing window treatments can also provide an added layer of protection.

7. Minimize clutter.

Messy spaces can harbor allergens, making it harder to keep your home fresh. Through decluttering and organizing your living space, you can minimize build-up. Consider storing dust-catching items in sealed containers, such as plush toys, velvet curtains, and unused furniture.

8. Choose lightweight furnishings.

Heavy fabrics may catch allergens. Swap them out for leather or vinyl options that are easier to clean.

Despite allergies, you can enjoy a restful and pleasant spring. These strategies will help you manage allergy symptoms, creating a sanctuary free from agonizing irritants. Incorporating these changes into your spring cleaning routine will allow you to embrace the season’s beauty without discomfort and breathe easier. Stick to these lifestyle practices throughout the year for lasting benefits.




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