4 Tips to Allergy Proof your Home in the Cooler Months
It can be challenging to distinguish between a cold and allergies during the cooler seasons! But did you know coughing or sneezing is often related to allergies that are aggravated by your home environment. Here are four simple tips to allergy proof your home:
1. Declutter Your House
Removing clutter will help reduce hidden dust and dirt in your home. It also makes it significantly easier to clean up the house! Try and get rid of things you don’t use that pick up a lot of dust, for example old magazines and newspapers. The most important place to focus on is your bedroom – you spend at least 7 hours in there every day, so make every hour allergy-free!
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2. Weekly Washes
You should be washing your linen (sheets, duvet cover and pillow cases) at least once a week! Not washing them will cause a build-up of dust mites, leading to worsened allergies and if your super unlucky – bed bugs.
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3. Make Your Bathroom Sparkle
If left uncleaned your bathroom can become a haven for mould and bacteria – making life harder for people who tend to experience allergy related reactions. Make sure to regularly clean the bathroom with non-toxic cleaner, inspect water pipes for leaks and fix, clean away mould on pipes and fixtures and have a running bathroom ventilation fan.
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4. Keep Your Carpets Clean
Considering how much dust catches in carpet fibres, and the dust and dirt that gets carried through the door, a good quality vacuum cleaner is a life saver when it comes to dust. Since we spend so much time indoors during the colder months, the likelihood of allergy related irritations are higher. A thorough vacuum will be able to catch more allergens and keep your floors in tip-top shape – and keep your pets happy too! Make sure you give your floors a deep and thorough clean with a natural cleaner or carpet shampoo to get rid of old and new stains in the process.
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