These room-by-room tips can help you breathe a little easier.
Whether it's spring cleaning time or you're prepping for your first big dinner party as a couple, the thought of cleaning your house from top to bottom can be completely overwhelming—especially if you or your partner has allergies to consider. Thankfully, household allergens are easier to get rid of then you think. All you need is our handy home cleaning checklist and a few super effective.
You take pride in making sure your kitchen is squeaky clean, especially after cooking up a storm. But what you might not have known is that some of those cleaning products can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that evaporate into the air. If you find these store-bought products bother your allergies or asthma, try natural or homemade options.
Pro-tip: Use an air purifier in your home to remove microscopic allergens and pollutants from the air. The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link contains a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter that captures ultra-fine particles—and it also does double duty as both a heater and fan.
Your cats, dogs and any other furry friends who hang out in the living room can spread microscopic material called pet dander around your home. Not to mention that nice plush rug can trap dust, pollen, bacteria and more.
Pro-tip: Regular mops and brooms may just push dust—including pet dander—around. Instead, use a microfiber cloth on baseboards or molding to trap allergens. Vacuum carpets, wood floors, vinyl and tile with the, which captures more microscopic dust than its competitors, and also includes a wand and hose to reach both up high and down low.
Bathroom moisture can result in mold and mildew spores floating around your home. For allergy sufferers, it's important to wipe down bathroom walls and floors with a microfiber cloth after you shower, run the exhaust fan, and leave doors open after you've left the room so it can air out.
Pro-tip: Try the cord-free to clean your bathroom; its soft roller cleaner head was designed specifically for hard floors. Not to mention, it transforms into a handheld vacuum that'll help you get those difficult to reach spots.
Particles like dust mites, dander and pollen can hide in your bed linens and pillows. Their minuscule size means they can easily become airborne and inhaled during the night—triggering your asthma and allergies.
Pro-tip: Cold, dry air mixed with regular home allergens can irritate your airways. Try sleeping with the Dyson AM10 Humidifier & Fan, which projects clean, hydrated air for up to 18 hours—so you don't have to worry about constantly refilling it.
Now, take a deep (clean) breath, relax, and enjoy your newly spotless home!