Do you dread emptying out your vacuum’s dust bin? Do you also dread casual old dusting? Suffering from allergies is a pain, but it is a real problem for simple day-to-day cleaning tasks. It seems like everything in your own home can turn into a threatening allergy attack! Something like your totally harmless bookshelf can transform into a dust nest that will wreak havoc on your entire day if you’re not careful! Don’t fret there is hope!
If you feel like a victim to fiendish allergies, you can take some pretty simple steps to safeguard yourself from watery, puffy eyes, and sneezing fits due to allergies. It won’t cost you a ton of money. You can do this in your spare time. And freedom from allergies will provide priceless relief and happiness!
4 Housekeeping Tips for Allergy Sufferers
- Clean regularly. In the case of dealing with your allergies, one of the best cures is prevention. Clean your home often and make sure you don’t have issues like mold or dust building up. The longer you wait, the worse it will be! One easy way to manage this is to simply make a 4 or 5 day schedule, in which you make sure to thoroughly clean one isolated area of your home, in addition to your regular maintenance. For instance, Monday you wipe down the kitchen counters. Tuesday you sweep the kitchen floor. Wednesday you clean the bathroom. It doesn’t have to be these specific rooms and tasks, this is just something to get your brain going!
- Reduce clutter. Do you notice a lot of unused items laying around your home…gathering DUST? Clutter is the worst. Not only is it an eyesore and space-stealer, it actually is a bastion for allergy provoking dust! By reducing clutter, you kill two birds with one stone. First, you have a tidier home in general, secondly, you have less loose items to try and move or clean around. Try storing loose items from your home in bins or drawers.
- Wash your blankets and bedding regularly. You probably don’t think too much about it (and who does?) but every time you get out of bed, you are leaving invisible organic stuff behind. Not only that, every time you get into bed you are bringing stuff from the rest of the world and basically depositing it into your blankets and mattress. That is exactly why it is so important to regularly wash your bedding and keep them clean. You can find great products to protect your pillows and mattresses at your local mattress supplier too.
- Wear a mask when cleaning. For whatever reason, people are not keen on wearing a paper mask when cleaning their home, even though it could make a tremendous difference for allergy sufferers. If you’re anything like me, you aren’t cleaning your home to put on a show. Even if you are expecting company, that usually comes AFTER the cleaning part! Paper masks can be bought for extremely cheap but provide a truckload of value. The extra bit of protection from a paper mask can stave off the need for cumbersome medicines that make you drowsy, as well as the general discomfort you face from allergies. It might seem a little wonky to wear a mask in your own home but it’s worth it!
Those simple little steps won’t cost you an arm and a leg and can save you from tons of discomfort and the inconvenience that comes handcuffed to your allergies. Pollen and dust are just nuisances, and they shouldn’t have the power to negatively impact your day. Don’t let them! Follow these simple steps!