Spring is a season that brings with it the promise of new beginnings and fresh starts. However, for allergy sufferers, it also means the start of allergy season. With the increased pollen count and other allergens in the air, spring can be a particularly difficult time for those with allergies. But did you know that spring cleaning can actually help to reduce your allergies? Follow Maid to Shine’s top house cleaning tips to make your transition into spring easy!
- Reduce the amount of dust in your home
Dust is one of the most common allergens that can trigger allergy symptoms. By thoroughly cleaning your home, you can reduce the amount of dust that accumulates and therefore reducing your exposure to this allergen. Start by dusting all surfaces, including bookshelves, tables, and window sills. We recommend using a lambswool duster and feather duster in a pulling motion. Start from the back of your item and move your duster forward. This will force all the dust to the floor where you can then sweep it up.
- Vacuum carpets and rugs
Carpets and rugs can harbor allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Vacuuming your carpets and rugs regularly can help to remove these allergens and reduce your exposure to them. Using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will trap even the smallest particles of dust and allergens.
- Wash bedding and soft furnishings
Your bedding and soft furnishings, such as curtains and cushion covers, can also harbor allergens. Be sure to wash these items regularly in hot water, as this will help to kill dust mites and other allergens. If you have pets, be sure to wash their bedding as well.
- Declutter your home
Clutter can make it difficult to clean your home thoroughly and can also trap allergens. By decluttering your home, you can make it easier to clean and reduce the amount of dust and allergens that accumulate. Donate or discard items that you no longer need or use.
- Use an air purifier
An air purifier can help to remove allergens from the air in your home. Once again a HEPA filter will be useful in trapping those small dust particles. Be sure to change the filter regularly, as a dirty filter can actually make your allergies worse.
6. Change your air filters
Don’t forget to change your air filters regularly. This is a simple way to make sure the air in your home is clean. After you’ve changed your filter go around to all your air vents and give them a good cleaning too. If they’re covered in dust get that taken care of.
Spring cleaning can be a great way to reduce your allergies. By reducing the amount of dust and allergens in your home, you can help to alleviate your allergy symptoms and enjoy the spring season to the fullest. So, grab your cleaning supplies and get started! Don’t forget you can always rely on Maid to Shine to take care of the spring cleaning too. We promise a top to bottom detailed cleaning that’s sure to get rid of all that winter dust. You can book a cleaning with Colorado Spring’s best maid service here.