If you suffer with allergic asthma symptoms or hay fever throughout the year, then it is crucial to take a few steps to allergy proof your home. Start with your room and slowly make your way throughout the entire house. Remember to not get overwhelmed and take everything one step at a time.
Let’s break it down room by room
They say that if you get the normal eight hours of sleep per night then you are technically sleeping for one third of your life. If that’s the case, then why not spend time in your bedroom making sure to allergy proof all the items that can promote a good night’s sleep.
Make sure to close those windows and rely on air conditioning. The pollen is not good for allergies and the extra dust that will be blown in can be avoided.
Encase pillows, mattresses, and box springs with dust mite proof covers. Remembers to wash your pillows, covers, and sheets at least once a week on the highest heat to kill off dust mites.
Some say the bedroom is where the magic happens, but we say the kitchen is where the magic happens. If you find yourself cooking a lot, make sure to clean the cabinet, counter, stove, sink, and fridge to remove possible mold and food debris.
Make sure your dishes are washed before bed every night to remove any food build up. Wash all pans, utensils, and dishes in hot, sudsy water before drying.
Your counters will be clean in no time with a little detergent and water. This is a simple step you can repeat every night to ensure that there will not be any dust or food residue.
This is the one room in the house that you do not want to neglect. There are so many parts of the bathroom that we forget to clean. Take a few minutes out of your day to make sure your bathroom is allergy proofed.
If you have rugs or carpet in the bathroom make sure to get them cleaned. If possible, remove any carpets and replace with tile, wood, or linoleum. Make sure to use washable rugs to remove any bacteria or dirt and you will have an allergy proofed bathroom in no time.
Shower and Tub
Some of us forget this part of the bathroom because we assume it’s clean after all of the soap, shampoo and conditioner. However, make sure to towel dry the tub and replace shower curtains and bathmats every year. Ideally, shower curtains should be washed once a week.
It’s not called the living room for nothing. It’s a lively place to, well, live in! Keep this space of the home allergy free with a few simple steps.
If allergies are really bad, consider replacing upholstered sofas with either leather, wood, or vinyl. These can be pricey, but the investment will pay off in the long-run.
Avoiding heavy curtains and drapes is probably your best bet in this situation. Blinds would be the best window treatment for an allergy free environment and the good news is that some are not that expensive.