Allergies? Check Your Living Space

allergiesIt’s that time of the year when nature kicks into high gear and starts to show off her full beauty. Along with blooming flowers, budding trees and greener grass, comes a good deal of pollen. And if you suffer with allergies like many do, this time of the year is not exactly filled with spring time fun.

Allergies? Cleaning your living space

Did you know that getting your space clean from the winter’s build up could make your allergy reaction worse? Though its always a great idea, in my opinion to do some Spring cleaning, you could pay a price. Here are a few ways from WebMD that you can get your house clean and keep your allergies in check:

  • Vacuum once or twice a week and make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. Some allergens are so small that they pass right through a regular vacuum filter. That means that every time you vacuum, you could be sucking them off the floor and shooting them into the air, where you breathe them in.
  • Declutter.  Those boxes piled high or clothing that  you really need to get rid of can trap dust and hide allergens like dust mites and cockroaches.
  • Wear a mask when you clean. And when you’re done with your housework, leave the house for a few hours. It will limit your exposure to allergens you kicked up into the air.

See other ways on WebMD “Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies”


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