Tame your spring allergies with these tips
Spring is in full swing, and for many allergy sufferers, that means misery. It might seem like avoiding being outside for extended periods of time is a wise approach, but the reality is the worst culprit might actually be in your home. Here are three common places that can trap allergens:
- The front door. If you use your front door as your main entrance point, you might want to rethink your habits. You might be intentionally letting in germs and allergens. Removing your shoes before walking inside eliminates lots of unwanted guests from getting further into your home. Regularly washing your doormat is a good idea, too, as it can trap microbes.
- Nooks and crannies. Out of sight means out of mind, right? Wrong. Debris trapped in overlooked areas in your home may be causing you respiratory distress. Clean ceiling corners, on top of shades, blinds and picture frames, and on the blades of ceiling fans. Check under baseboards, beneath furniture, and in the corners of your kitchen and bathrooms.
- Beds and furniture. During allergy season, you might want to wash sheets and blankets at least once a week. Regularly changing your mattress cover can help keep allergens at bay as well.
- Your electronic devices: Your smartphone could be making you sneeze. Be sure to wipe it down with a screen cleaner to remove any buildup.
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