9 tips to ways to allergy-proof your home this fall: Part Three
There are countless ways to ensure allergens don't invade your home this fall. Start by coming up with an attack strategy, figuring out what you're allergic to and the areas of your house that could contain the most allergens.
In the final part of our three-part series, we examine three more ways to allergy-proof your home this fall.
1. Fall cleaning
Spring cleaning is a popular term synonymous with preparing a residence for the upcoming summer. However, why not fall cleaning to help you prepare for the cool months ahead.? Over the course of the summer, your home will inevitably collect dust and dirt, as well as outdoor toys, from kids running in and out of the house. This clutter can increase allergies.
2. Remove drapes
Let's say you've decluttered your home, removed the rugs and upgraded your air conditioning, but your allergies are still acting up. It could be your drapes.
Drapes help bring the rooms in your home together, but they also hold a lot of allergens. Dust and dirt easily get trapped in these fabric adornments, kickstarting a sneezing or coughing attack.
3. Clean the bathroom
There are over 100,000 types of mold. And they love your bathroom. When you're done using the shower, make sure to wipe down the walls with a squeegee. Wet walls can foster mold growth. Also, make sure your bathroom is well ventilated, remove and replace broken tiles, and ensure that there are no leaks.