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Make house cleaning faster and easier with the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- Two HEPA air filters
- An allergy mattress cover
- An allergy boxspring cover
- Two allergy pillow cases
- A high-filtration vacuum bag
- A vacuum exhaust filter
- Food containers with vacuum seal lids
- Mildew-killing cleanser
- Baking soda
- A hypo-allergenic vacuum (optional)
- A house humidifier (optional)
Lower the pollen count
Use high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to capture airborne particles such as pollen. Use one filter in your bedroom and the other in the family room or other common space.
Don't sleep with the enemy
Dust mites can cause allergies – keep them out of your bed by washing pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters at least every two weeks. Cover your pillows, mattress, and box spring in washable allergy covers for additional protection.
Vacuum up the allergens
Load your vacuum cleaner with a high-filtration bag and an exhaust filter and vacuum all carpeted areas regularly.
Keep the mold under control
To prevent mold, put all food items in vacuum-sealed storage containers and wipe down the refrigerator interior with baking soda and water. Wash shower curtains at least once a week to curb mildew and wipe down shower walls after a bath or shower. In the kitchen and bathroom, use a mildew-killing cleanser on the sink and countertops.
Close your windows
Keep your windows closed during the spring and summer months to lock out pollen and other allergens. Keep curtains, window sills, and frames clean to prevent mold from growing. Doesn't it feel good to breathe easy?