Allergy season can be a pain, and with summer allergy season in full swing, many adults and children are suffering from the “wheezes and sneezes” of the season. And while you can’t control the outside environment, there are simple and natural solutions for creating a no allergy zone in your home! So instead of suffering all summer long, follow a few simple steps to a more enjoyable summer!
Instead of a vinyl shower curtain, opt for a nylon curtain instead. Nylon will repel mold and give off minimum gases. Also, try using non-toxic cleansers and always lower the toilet seat when flushing. This is to ensure that spraying particles don’t land near you or any towels, toothbrushes or soaps!
Use hypoallergenic pillows and wash your pillowcase once a week, your pillow protector at least once a month and replace pillows every three years. Cover your mattress with a hypoallergenic cover and wash every two months. Make sure your mattress is non-toxic without formaldehyde-based fire retardants.
Summer is a great time to makeover your home. Use non-VOC paints in your home which won’t off-gas, leave an obnoxious paint odor and stir up asthma or allergies. You won’t even be able to tell the difference in how it looks on the wall.
Get rid of wall-to-wall carpeting. Since carpet holds more dust and allergens, tile and hardwood floors are a much better choice. Tile and hardwood floors must be vacuumed or cleaned on a regular basis to eliminate dirt and dust. Each summer, mop or steam clean the entire floor. Doing so ensures that your home will lessen allergens.
Check for mold in dishwashers, under the fridge in the water pan and in sink and bath drains. Change water dispenser, icemaker filters and fix leaks to avoid mold build up.
Always leave shoes, sandals and other footwear in the garage or on the porch. Make sure all windows are properly sealed and outdoor air isn’t seeping in. Doing so will not only eliminate allergens but can lower the energy costs in your home.
Cat and dog allergies are very common, so keep pets bathed regularly to reduce the dander. Never allow pets on the bed and always wash your hands after handling an animal.
Avoiding allergy season may not be an option, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer either! Just a few minor adjustments can get you through the allergy season without being miserable. What are some of your favorite quick tips to get you through allergy season? Leave your comments below!