7. Clear the clutter. A pile of clothes, shelves of knickknacks, paperwork… the clutter we all accumulate provides nice living conditions for bacteria, dust, and other allergens. Take some time to sort out what you need from what you can let go of. Donate washed items, recycle, and throw anything that isn’t contributing to a clean, healthy, happy home.
8. Consider air purifiers. If allergies are running rampant, try an air purifier with a HEPA filter. In conjunction with your other steps - cleaning, reducing clutter, changing air filters, etc. - this can help clear the air.
9. Create a cleaning routine. You do not have to become a slave to your home to reduce allergens. But putting in some time will help you create a breathe-easy environment.
- Do a quick vacuum (at least twice weekly)
- Wash your dishes and clean out the sink
- Wipe down your shower after each use
- Do a thorough vacuum
- Vacuum the drapes/curtains
- Wipe down your window sills
- Dust (use a mask if this bothers you)
- Wash your bedding
And stay on the lookout for clutter, leaks, and mold buildup so you can attack it!
Allergies are no joke. They can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Your home should be the space where you can really relax and unwind: keeping it as free of allergens as possible is critical. Want to breathe easier? We can help with leaks, water filters, installations, and other tasks that will improve indoor air quality.