Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...


Seasonal Allergy Relief and Spring Cleaning

Posted on

Mark it on your calendar.

Friday, June 21 is the first official day of summer. Which means you have only two days left to do your spring cleaning. Talk about procrastination.

Normally, we wouldn’t be so adamant about spring cleaning, it’s a task you can choose to ignore if you wish. But if you suffer from allergies, spring cleaning holds a little more importance because cleaning up your house can help reduce allergens and germs. It is a good idea to give your home a fresh start for the new season.

After keeping your home closed up all winter long, spring cleaning can be an enjoyable, welcome and refreshing activity. Who are we kidding? You put off spring cleaning just like any other task.

But this year is different, you are determined to clean the house up before summer sets in. You just don’t know where to start. We can help. Allergena, your source for seasonal allergy relief, offers tips for spring cleaning for people who suffer from allergies.

Reduce Clutter

Spring is a great time of year to sell, donate or throw out all of their stuff you really don't need anymore. In addition to extra clothes you don’t wear anymore, your home is likely filled with knickknacks and other stuff that you just don’t need.

This collection of stuff you don’t need is being stored in closets, under beds and in drawers of dressers and desks collecting dust and providing plenty of spots for dust mites and other pests to hide.

It is also difficult to clean around all of this clutter. Once you get rid of the things you don't need, spring cleaning becomes a much easier task.

Consider Renovations

Carpet is very difficult to clean and keep clean and it traps many different types of allergens. Even with frequent vacuuming and shampooing, carpets are still filled with allergens. This spring, you might want to consider having hardwood floors installed in place of carpet.

Your home might also have gaps that lead outside and let cold air in during the winter and lets cool air out in the summer. These gaps are also big enough to let bugs and other pests in. A little caulking will go a long way in keeping pests that drag allergens into your home out.

When cleaning your gutters, check your roof for any obvious signs of damage. A leaky roof is a sure way to have mold growing in your home, something allergy sufferers certainly don’t want.

Clean Thoroughly

Studies show that cleaning thoroughly is more important than cleaning often. So come spring, it is time to get down and get cleaning.

Make sure you use the attachments on your vacuum and clean under furniture, in corners and behind doors. Make sure you are cleaning where dust mites and their droppings tend to collect, in drapes, on padded furniture and on mattresses.

Groom Pets

Allergy sufferers need to keep their pets clean as well. Springtime is a great time to take Fido in for professional grooming. Furry friends should be groomed n a regular basis to keep their dander under control.

If you have critters in cages, like guinea pigs or hamsters, for example, make sure you are cleaning their bedding frequently.

Keep Windows Closed

The weather is so much nicer in the spring, it makes you want to open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air. The problem is that along with fresh air, an open window allows allergens inside. This is not good for allergy sufferers.

Keep the windows closed and those allergens outside. Instead, fill your home with some crushed mint leaves and sliced lemon for a sweet aroma that won’t irritate your allergies.

Clean the Air

There are several ways in which you can keep indoor air clean. For example, make sure you are changing out the HVAC filter at least once every three months if not more frequently.

When you dust, use a cloth that is dampened with water to keep dust out of the air. Spraying a liquid on a surface can reduce airborne particles by as much as 90 percent.

Say goodbye to expensive shots, and over-the-counter allergy remedies that leave you feeling like you need to take a nap and say hello to Allergena. Shop now.

Take Your Summer Back From Seasonal Allergies Today

The heat of summer has finally arrived and this means that all over the United States, people are suffering from the symptoms of seasonal allergies. As professionals in the allergy industry, we are asked a lot about how people who have horrible seasonal allergies can work to get rid of the symptoms that are constantly [...]

Read More »

5 Essential Oils that Can Help to Alleviate Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

We know that the products offered by us are absolutely the best when it comes to bringing you homeopathic relief from your allergies. On the other hand, we are very aware that there are other treatments you can use that in conjunction with our allergy relief drops, can help to make allergy season even more [...]

Read More »

The Worst Cities To Live In If You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies

When you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, chances are you are going to experience intense symptoms no matter where you live. Even if it is only for a couple of weeks when spring first kicks into high gear, you will probably be making a lot of trips to your allergist or doctor’s office requesting much-needed [...]

Read More »

Combating The Coming Seasonal Allergies Symptoms

Regardless of where you are located in the United States, chances are your allergies are going to act up now that spring is almost here. While some people have such mild symptoms that they don’t really need to worry about how they’re going to make it through the season, there are others who can’t seem [...]

Read More »

Is It A Cold, Allergies Or The Flu?

Nobody likes being sick, but it's that time of year again. You know, the time of year that your once quiet office turns into a chorus of sniffles and coughs. The worst part is when you get sick, you often feel the cloud of sickness looming over your head for a couple weeks. But maybe [...]

Read More »

​It’s Never Too Early To Talk About Spring Allergies

In a couple of short months, it will warm again and birds will be chirping joyously as you grill with your family in the backyard. Sure, spending all this time outside again will be nice, but you're not the only one waking up from an unproductive winter slumber. With the increasingly warm temperatures plants will [...]

Read More »

You’re Not Crazy! Adult-Onset Seasonal Allergies Exist

Lately, we have received a lot of emails asking us about something that seems to be occurring all over the United States. People have written into Allergena, inquiring about sudden symptoms of seasonal allergies that have never been a problem for them in their lives until now. People want to know if it is even [...]

Read More »

It’s Almost Allergena Season! You Need Allergena

Spring will be here in just a little under a month. For most people, this means looking forward to the end of things like having to layer to leave the house or wear clunky snow boots. For some of us, however, it means all we have to look forward to is sneezing, sniffling and runny [...]

Read More »

Tips for Tackling Winter Allergies - Pt. 2

We have recently been focusing on the winter allergies that many people experience due to being indoors so much during the cold months. In our last post, we began covering the many ways you can prevent winter allergies from controlling your life in the coming months and in this post we will conclude that list. [...]

Read More »