It’s Spring! Are you as excited as I am? I love to open up the windows and let the fresh air flow into my home, but with that comes a lot of pollen which I need to stay on top of due to my seasonal allergies. Once the trees and flowers are in full bloom, unfortunately, my windows get closed up again to prevent the pollen from entering my home.
Learn How to Get Rid of the Dust This Spring
Pollen and pollutants come into our homes on our feet, on our clothing and in the air. It attaches to dust and sits on our furniture. If you have seasonal allergies, it is important to keep your home as clean as possible during the allergy season. This includes mopping your floors regularly, vacuuming AND dusting to get rid of the pollutants and dust!
I have changed over to a completely natural and easy way of cleaning my home. Because of this, I no longer have irritating fumes in the air AND I dust less often because the dust isn’t attracted to the cleaner residue that is left on the surfaces.
One area that people often overlook is their window screens. Screens collect a lot of pollen and pollutants before they come into your home, but then they sit on the screens. Be sure to give your screens a good clean each spring. I like to use my microfibre dusting mitt to clean my screens. I simply dampen the mitt and wipe the screens, eliminating the need to remove the screen all together.
One other area that dust collects is in your mattress and on your furniture. In the spring, I give my mattress and furniture a good vacuum, but in order to keep the dust mites to a minimum in between that, I like to use an enzyme based mattress spray that is designed to help remove organic material that dust mites are attracted to and provide a deep cleaning of mattresses, pillows, comforters, furniture, curtains and any other soft surfaces.
It is actually dust mite poop that we are often allergic to!
Dust mites excrete A LOT in a day!
Because dust mites thrive on our dead skin cells and pet dander, it is important to keep our surfaces clean by dusting and vacuuming regularly.
Now are you motivated to get rid of the dust in your home this spring?
Did you know that dust mites are one of the major indoor triggers for people with allergies and asthma?
While I do my very best to keep my home clean and dust free, the dust still manages to build up, which does make my allergies worse. That is where Orange Naturals Seasonal Allergies Homeopathic remedy comes into play! They have one for adults and one for kids! Orange Naturals Seasonal Allergies formula provides support relief from those yearly seasonal struggles with allergies and symptoms such as itchy eyes and nose, runny eyes and nose, inflammation in your throat and difficulty breathing.
Key Benefits of Seasonal Allergies Remedy from Orange Naturals:
- Reduces congestion, and runny nose
- Relieves itchy eyes
- Relieves itchy eyes
- Relieves fatigue due to allergies
- Eases discomfort of sore throats and difficulty breathing
AND the remedy is made of all natural active ingredients, is Non drowsy (which is a major bonus!), contains no artificial flavors and is great tasting for kids!
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I am very thankful that I’m not the allergic type, one of my sons is and he suffers badly when pollen is flying around. I don’t think the type of heating we have helps, it just blows dust around.
I clean my screens before I use them and before I put them away. I did not know that one could buy an enzyme spray for mattresses, etc. I plan on looking for one. Thank you for your tiips.
Yes, you can buy an enzyme spray for mattresses etc, Elva – right here: http://www.norwex.biz/PublicStore/stores/AmandaGobatto/AMCA/product/Mattress-Cleaner,809.aspx
I twitched at the though of dust mite poop. I guess we inhale and ingest all sorts of feces we are unaware of. If it doesn’t kill us it makes us stronger
LOL I suppose you might be right Monika!
Gotta start cleaning… my husbands allergies are starting already.
Hubby yesterday having a free day helped me move everything out of the living room we washed the walls light fixtures scrubbed the floor and base boards,and washed everything we we put it back what a good job done…..
Wow! I get that felt AMAZING!!!!
Because of having three dogs and my husband that smokes, it’s surprising how dirty my screens get, I take mine off snd wash them in the bathtub and it’s like ewwwww, they don’t look dirty at all till you take them down and wash them, what a difference!!
My allergies bother me year-round. I didn’t know Orange Naturals made an allergy remedy. I will need to check it out.
Ewww…im going to dust thoroughly after reading this!
YUCK YUCK YUCK! Alright I heard of that before and I forgot about it. I feel like I need to call a maid in now, LOL Great tips Amanda! You sure do inspire me.
Ewwwww that is really gross! I am so glad to learn that! Great tips … I tend to forget about the ceiling!
Yes, I hate dust, and I wear glasses now, and I can see it more too now. sigh. And now I will be washing some pillows tomorrow! 🙂
Gross, I didn’t know dust = dust mite poop. Gross, Gross, Gross!!! I feel like cleaning right now!
Ugh, sooo… just ugh! That is so gross… dust mite poop! I have allergies, so thank you for the tips.