If you suffer from allergies, winter can be an especially challenging time, as you spend more time indoors and are surrounded by more triggers, such as pollens, mold, smoke, chemicals and gas fumes. Here are a few ways you can deal with and reduce your allergy triggers inside of your home this winter.
#1 Use Your Exhaust Fans
The first thing you need to do is increase the use of your exhaust fan. Whenever you take a shower or use the restroom, turn on your exhaust fan to get rid of all the additional humidity that is inside of your home. Don't turn off your exhaust fan the minute that you jump out of the shower; there is still moisture inside of your bathroom. Let it run for another fifteen to thirty minutes to ensure that all the moisture is removed from your bathroom.
You also need to increase the use of your exhaust fan in your kitchen as well. Turn it on before you start cooking, and be sure to leave it on for a few minutes after you are done cooking. That way, you can ensure that all the chemicals and gas produced by your cooking are removed from your home.
#2 Stay On Top Of Vacuuming
In order to keep dust and dirt out of your home, it is vital that you stay on top of keeping your house clean. Vacuum your house every other day, using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. HEPA filter's help remove allergens from your home and keep the air cleaner and easier on your body.
#3 Turn Your Bedroom Into A Safe Haven
Next, you need to turn your bedroom into a safe haven from allergies. Start by removing any extra rugs out of your bedroom to reduce dust mites. Remove any plants in your room to another part of your house to reduce your exposure to mold. Keep your pets out of your bedroom too; pet hair and dander can be large allergy triggers.
Additionally, make sure that you wash your bedding on a weekly basis to cut down on exposure to dust mites and dander. Taking these steps will make your bedroom a safe place in your house where you can be free from allergies.
Implementing the three steps above will help turn your home into a more comfortable and allergy-free place. Consult your primary care physician for more tips on lessening the allergy triggers in your home this winter.