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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Allergy Free
This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you clean on the go for a happier home.
Allergy season is no fun—the sneezes, the runny noses, red & weepy eyes… this can be debilitating and embarrassing. While regular dusting and cleaning certainly helps reduce allergy symptoms, it is often cumbersome. Allergy season is always pretty tough on my family. Frankly, here in Georgia, allergy season can sometimes be allergy year.
There are times when my allergy troubles never seem to end. I have to be careful when I go outside, but we also have to take special care of the inside of our house. This means that we spend a lot of time cleaning. These days, we are pretty much fanatics about everything when it comes to cleaning. We clean our home on a daily basis and when it comes to cleaning to fight allergies, we’ve found these five tips to be really helpful.
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOME ALLERGY FREE
1. Vacuum your floors often.
If you can get rid of carpet, do it. But that is not always an option so we vacuum at least every other day during allergy season. Every time we have removed carpet from a room, I am always surprised at how much the carpet holds in it. Things like pollen, dust, pet dander and more can trigger allergies but these things are constantly in your carpet.
2. Clean furniture and draperies.
Did you know that pollen and other allergens like dust can stick to your furniture and curtains and blinds? I didn't either. Every spring and fall we remove all of the curtains and throw rugs around our home. We wash the curtains, beat the throw rugs and get our carpets cleaned by a professional. We also carpet clean various rooms throughout the year depending on need.
3. Clean your plants and windows.
Did you know that mold can live in your plants and the corners of window sills? I never knew until I read an article a few years ago. We moved the plants to one place in the kitchen. We clean the windows and blinds very often to remove any lasting debris that might aggravate my allergies.
4. Keep your pets in check.
Our pets get a bath twice a week because they are outside a lot. They love to run through bushes, flowers and play around wherever they can which means that there are always things in their fur. Constant grooming and maintenance keeps our pet as allergy free as possible.
5. Dust frequently.
We dust with CloroxⓇ Triple Action Dust Wipes. They are bleach-free dry dust wipes with interlocking weave traps that locks debris instead of pushing it around. These wipes grab and hold onto dust, hair and allergens like pet dander, dust mites and pest matter. One single, two sided wipe can dust an entire room!
Following these tips during allergy season could help you help your family stay allergy free.