If you suffer from allergies or asthma, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult if you’re spending most of the night sneezing, sniffling or wheezing. Consider these 5 simple ways to allergy-proof your bedroom during allergy season.
- Add a ceiling fan to the room will help keep the air circulating. Just make sure you dust it regularly or you’ll be circulating dust throughout the room.
- Get rid of carpet and installing hardwood floors will eliminate dirt and dust getting trapped in the fibers and hardwood is easier to keep clean.
- Install wooden blinds instead of curtains for the same reasons as hardwood floors: curtains trap dust and wood is easier to clean.
- Add an air purifier to the room. An air purifier can help remove dust, pollen and smoke that may be circulating in the air and causing allergic reactions.
- Use plastic bins to store items and avoid fabric ones that can trap dust.
In addition to those tips to allergy-proof your bedroom, here are 5 cleaning tips to keep dust and mold at bay.
- Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Vacuum upholstery and curtains.
- Dust walls and ceiling fans often.
- Move furniture monthly and vacuum under and behind it.
- Dust with a microfiber cloth instead of a duster which can throw dust around.
- Wash bed sheets every week in hot water.
Hopefully these tips can help you get a handle on removing allergens from your bedroom and allow you and your family to breathe easier during allergy season! 🙂
Feel free to comment with any tips you may have to allergy-proof your bedroom or home.
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