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Cleaning tips for reducing allergens

If you suffer from allergies and/or asthma, you should definitely consider reducing allergens in your house. Dust is your worst enemy so make sure to reduce it. Good thing is, you have many things you could do, which are not expensive or time-consuming. Here are some tips about what you can do in the different rooms of your home.

First of all, it is very important to reduce dust in your bedroom. During pollen season, it would be best if you rely on air conditioning in order to avoid opening the windows. Make sure to clean any sign of fungus you see from window frames. Your furniture and curtains should be easy to clean, meaning that you should avoid cushioned chairs and rely on materials such as leather, metal or wood. Your curtains should be made of cotton and your shades should be roller-type ones (as they are washable). Keep pets out of the room as they could easily spread allergens. Make sure to wash pillowcases, blankets and sheets at least four times a month in hot water. One of the most important things you should not forget to do is removing items that collect dust easily, for example stuffed toys, magazines and newspapers, souvenirs. All of these tips apply to the living room as well. Also, be careful with wood-burning fireplaces and stoves as smoke is definitely going to make your allergy worse. Replace them with ones working on gas.

Kitchens tend to gather a lot of mold, so make sure to clean them regularly. For example, scrub kitchen sinks often and make sure to wash the dishes every day to avoid the chance of getting a swarm of cockroaches and mice. Make sure not to keep old food in the fridge and wipe up extra dampness. You have to empty the trash can on a daily basis and it is not a bad idea to have one with an insect-proof cover. In addition, keep food in sealed containers to avoid attracting rodents and insects. Clean any spilled food you have missed and check cabinets for signs of fungus. Clean them with warm water and detergent. If you have a serious problem with pests, hire a professional exterminator. If the problem is not that big, simply buy some traps from the store and place them in key places. If you see any holes, make sure to seal them in order to block the path of the nasty creatures.

It is very important to maintain and organize your home in such a way that you reduce the chance of getting an allergic reaction to minimum. These and other tips may help you do that in the best possible way. Make sure to always have an inhaler at hand and you will be fine.

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