Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, spring can wreak havoc on your allergies. While beautiful to look at, the stuffy nose, watery eyes, and itchy throat make it one of the worst times of years for your allergies. And even if you don’t think you have allergies, taking the time to clean your home will certainly help to prevent any other illnesses if you’re stuck inside. To help reduce symptoms, here are a few spring cleaning tips to help prep your home for allergy season.
Deep Clean Every Fabric
This goes beyond washing your regular clothing. Make sure your bedding and mattress cover are washed. Nothing is worse than waking up with a stuffed nose and puffy eyes. Deep cleaning your bedding will help. Also, if you have a pet you’ll want to wash their dog/cat bed. Toss any stuffed animals in the dryer as well. This will help pull out dander and dust mites that have collected over the year.
Furnace Filters And Purifiers
You should be swapping out your HVAC’s air filter once every two or three months. It is easy to forget, but now is the time to do so. And use a HEPA filter to improve pollen collection.
While you’re at it, invest in a quality air purifier. Many of these have a fan feature so it can provide some cooling comfort as well.
Vacuuming only goes so far with removing pollen, dust, and dander. So while you need to stay on top of vacuuming, you will want to have your carpets professionally cleaned early spring. If you have fabric furniture you should consider having these pieces cleaned at the same time. It’s amazing a difference it makes.
Prep Your Home For Spring & Beyond
Spring can be a truly beautiful time of year, as long as your allergies don’t act up. By taking advantage of these tips you’ll reduce your reaction to seasonal allergies.
And while you’re at it, it’s also worth noting that the best way to getting and spreading illnesses is to practice social distancing during these times. Limiting your exposure to the public is the best way to avoid getting sick from illnesses, allergies, and beyond.