The spring is here. The sun is shining, birds are singing, trees are in blossom a gentle breeze is blowing. And everyone is sneezing! Well, not really everyone, but a lot of people.
And if you are among them, you are probably looking into all the possible ways to reduce this unpleasant side effect of this lovely season. So spring is the season of allergies, but also of big cleaning.
Actually, besides various medications, keeping your doors and windows closed and similar preventive and curative measures, cleaning your home in the right way can also help to make your spring life a bit easier. Here’s what cleaning experts at Mulberry Maids suggest.
This goes for all the seasons, not just spring, because when the allergy season comes, there won’t be so much dust and other allergens accumulated in your home.
Vacuuming will be even more efficient against allergies if your vacuuming cleaner has a special air filter. What’s more, if you really want to get rid of as many allergens as possible, don’t limit your vacuuming to the floors and carpets only.
Move on to furniture, and pay special attention to curtains, as they tend to accumulate a lot of dust and other allergy-inducing particles. Try to vacuum at least once a week.
You don’t have to do the furniture and drapes every single time, as it can sometimes be too tiring, but at least makes sure you vacuum the carpets weekly. If you’re not sure you can manage, try finding professional cleaning help. Spring is the ideal time for deep house cleaning, and you shouldn’t skip the occasion.
Do the Laundry More Often
Yes, you read that well, sorry. The logic is very simple: every time you go out in spring, your clothes gather a lot of pollen and other allergens, and if you suffer from spring allergies, you’ll want to get rid of those as soon as possible.
The more you breathe them in, the worse your allergic reaction can be. But you already know this better than us, so let this idea be your motivation, no matter how badly you don’t want to do the laundry.
Wash the clothes you’ve worn outside as soon as possible, otherwise, all the dust and pollen that fell on it will end up in your indoor air. The hotter the water, the better. So more laundry, less allergic reactions.
Get Rid of the Mold
You probably already know the basic conditions for the mold growth: humidity and warmth. So if you are lucky enough to have avoided mold so far, make sure it stays that way.
If you are allergic, the spring is not the best time to air your home, so your windows will probably have to remain closed most of the time. In this case, the best way to get rid of the humidity is to use a dehumidifier. It’s especially important to handle the extra humidity in critical areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Try to use a laundry dryer instead of air drying your clothes. If you can’t see mold anywhere, but your allergic reactions are not getting any better despite all the efforts, make sure you ask for professional help and have your house inspected for mold and other allergens.
Should any be found, make sure again they are removed and destroyed by professionals. Then you can move on with the above mentioned preventive measures.