Is your home a danger zone for your allergies? Do you constantly find yourself with itchy eyes, a runny nose and daily sneeze attacks? Then you need these super 6 cleaning tips…
1: Keep A Rolling Schedule Going
Set yourself up a schedule that will keep the cleaning tasks ticking over on a regular basis. You don’t have to clean your house from top to bottom every day, but doing a few cleaning tasks each day will keep on top of the dust.
List all of the cleaning tasks that need to be done, like vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing and removing. Then enter them into a schedule so that each task is done on a regular basis and never gets left for too long
2: Love Your Vacuum
If you only have time for one cleaning task in a day, then make it vacuuming. Regularly vacuuming your home will keep the dust at bay, so the allergies will remain at bay too.
Vacuuming is far more efficient than sweeping as it removes the dust particles from your environment. Sweeping tends to push the dust around from one area to another. Ensure that you have an efficient vacuum cleaner that can pull things from the fibres of your carpet.
Top Tip: Vacuum your curtains too. These are a great place for dust and allergens to lurk.
3: Dust Weekly
The tops of bookcases, behind the fridge and decorative shelves are notorious for collecting dust. Use a microfibre cloth to wipe down these areas and all the other ones in your home once a week.
4: Change The Bed
Your sheets are a great collector of all things allergy related. Dust, pollen, dead skin and pet hair all collect here regularly. Washing your sheets once a week will prevent a buildup from occurring.
Your duvet and mattress are also culprits. Air your duvet inner on a weekly basis and wash it regularly. You should also vacuum your mattress often, and air it as well.
5: Dry The Bathroom
Dampness is a great breeding ground for mould and mildew, which can play havoc with your allergies. Make sure that you rid your bathroom of its dampness by opening the windows and airing it out every couple of days. You can also try an extractor fan or dehumidifier to remove any excess dampness.
Don’t leave wet towels or bathmats lurking around. Spread out the shower curtain so it can dry, then pull it to one side so the shower area gets some air into it. Wipe down the shower walls and floor after each shower too.
Are there a bunch of things in your house that you just don’t use? If they are only used as a place to collect dust, then it is time to get rid of them. Sell them, donate them or give them to friends.
Try not to keep shelves of knickknacks around either. They are great places for dust to collect and will take forever to individually dust!