Learn more about managing your exposure to allergens with these tips.
Keeping your windows closed will help to stop pollen and mold spores from entering your home, and prevent dust and dander from being stirred up into the air.
The trick is to minimize allergens in your home before they get into the air, so dust furniture and vacuum floors weekly. If you want to trap as many allergens as possible, use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA air filter.
Wash curtains, throw rugs and any other washable decorative items in hot water at least once a month. If you have blinds, wipe them down with a damp microfiber cloth.
Mold thrives in moist areas so make it a monthly mission to scrub down your entire bathroom, including sink, tub and shower monthly.
Your bed linen should be cleaned in hot water once a week and, for best results, use dust-mite proof covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs.
Prevent the spread of pet dander in your home by keeping pets off furniture, tables and counter tops. You can also make the places that you spend a lot of time pet-free zones.
If you have a window or portable air conditioner, clean the filter every few weeks by popping it out of the frame, rinsing it under warm water and allowing it to dry thoroughly before putting it back in again.