Ways to make your apartment more allergy-friendly

If an allergic person lives in your family, then the house must certainly be secured by reducing the number of allergens in all rooms.. Whether it’s allergies to dust, pets, pollen, or all of these, pills and medications aren’t the only things that can help. Below you will find several ways to combat allergens to create a cleaner, healthier home..

1. Stick to regular cleaning. The more often you do the house cleaning, the less dust and pet hair spreads around the house. With allergies, these are the main problems. Do not forget to wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth, and not just sweep away dry dust (which simply rises into the air).

Ideally, family members without allergies are involved in cleaning, but if you yourself suffer from this problem, then clean the dust with a protective mask..

2. Start leaving your shoes outside the door. If you have the opportunity (namely, a closed staircase near the apartment), then take the shoe cabinet out the door and change your shoes before entering the apartment. This will reduce the amount of dust and dirt entering your apartment. If it is not possible to leave shoes outside the door, then place as many rugs in front of the door as possible..

3. Upgrade your vacuum cleaner. If you still have an old model of vacuum cleaner, then we advise you to change it to one that has a HEPA filter for trapping allergens. Don’t forget to throw the trash bags out of the vacuum cleaner.

4. Remove heavy curtains. Thick curtains with lots of folds and gathers are ideal places to collect dust and allergens. Hang blinds instead of curtains.

5. Remove the carpet. Whether it’s a wall or a floor, remove all carpets from your home. They are difficult to keep clean and collect allergens very quickly..

6. Clean steam instead of shampoos. Use a steam mop to clean the floor. By the way, if the carpet is very dear to you and you, despite our advice in paragraph 5, decided to leave it, it is better to wash it with steam, and not with shampoo. Initially, it must be thoroughly vacuumed, and then steamed with a steam cleaner..

7. Store all food items in an airtight container. Don’t tempt insects and pests. Even if you don’t have any, simple flies will quickly appear over slightly rotten food..

8. Use non-chemical cleaners. Harsh cleaning products can irritate the health of people with allergies. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to find safe and effective natural cleaners. It can be both home remedies and commercial (look at the eco label)

9. Place all pillows in pillowcases. Even small decorative pillows need pillowcases. They catch dust and dust mites well, so pillowcases need to be washed periodically..

10. It must be clean under the bed. Washing the floor under the bed is so hard (despite the fact that a lot of dust and allergens are concentrated there), and if things are also scattered under the bed, then there will be two to three times more dirt.

11. Optimize the nursery and play area. Children’s rooms are prone to clutter, but if there is an allergy problem, then scattered toys (especially soft ones) can only aggravate the child’s health. Go to Ikea and buy hanging toy nets, drawers, shelves. In general, create the maximum opportunity to organize the space so that nothing is scattered on the floor..

12. Wash bedding in hot water. Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils should be washed in hot water.

13. Store only clean, dry items in cupboards. Never put a dirty or sweaty item in a pile of clean items. Also, you can not put slightly important, underdried clothes in the closet. It can stimulate the development of mold..

14. Wash bathroom surfaces regularly. The bathroom should be very clean, and the air should always be fresh (that is, do not forget to ventilate or turn on the ventilation system after using the bathroom or toilet).

15. Change filters in cooling and heating systems regularly. This is the key to keeping the air in your home clean..

16. Air. Open windows to let in fresh air unless you have seasonal allergies.

17. Avoid fireplaces and smokers. If you are allergic, then you should avoid burning and soot, which gives a live fire. Smokers, of course, also have a very bad effect on allergy sufferers..

Tell us in the comments what are you doing in your home to help yourself or your loved ones cope with allergies? Share your tips with the readers of the Proektstroy portal — how to protect your house from allergens?