With spring all but underway, Londoners are already making the most of the warmer weather whenever they can. Trips to the beach, walks in the park, and summer vacations are among the many things we all enjoy when the sun is out.
However, for many, the sunshine has a major downside – the coming summer season will also bring itchy eyes, Sneeze and malaise, all in the form of hay fever. Corresponding met office Hay fever affects the lives of around 10 million people in the UK.
Just in the last month, Google searches for “hay fever symptoms” jumped a whopping 306% as sufferers were desperate for a quick fix. But did you know that hay fever season isn’t the only allergy trigger? Dust mites, dead skin, and even pet dander often lead to hay fever-like symptoms or can make your hay fever symptoms worse.
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Ivan Ivanov, spokesman for the cleaning company End of lease London , wanted to help eliminate allergies at home by offering 10 awesome and easy cleaning tips to keep your house dust-free. Ivan tells MyLondon: “We are now at the beginning hay fever Season, and people are rightly preparing for their allergies to strike.
“Although antihistamines and other over-the-counter medicines can help relieve allergy symptoms, the best course of action is to eliminate all triggers. That means getting rid of dust in your own home is your primary concern, and it doesn’t have to be a tedious task. With these 10 tips, it should make your life a lot easier and help make your spring and summer as allergy-free as possible!”
Have the sheets washed!
Let’s start with the basics – clean your linens! Microscopic house dust mites love to nest in the fibers of the sheets and work there unintentionally irritation on the skin. Also, having the sheet close to your mouth puts you at risk of inhaling dust mites, which is unsanitary and a potential allergy trigger. Wash your sheets and dry them off the floor to avoid picking up dust.
Do you hate vacuuming? suck it up
Speaking of which, it’s time to improve vacuuming. Dust falls perfectly into carpet crevices, meaning the only way to avoid dust build-up is to vacuum frequently, paying special attention to thick carpets. Also consider switching to hardwood floors as it makes spotting dust much easier!
Become a wiping pro
If you already have a hard floor, mopping is a super quick and effective way to reduce the amount of allergy triggers in the home. A simple and inexpensive way to clean the floor is to use warm water with a few dashes of vinegar to loosen some dirt from the floor. In minutes you will have a clean, shiny floor without dust.
Air purifiers are a good investment
If you prefer technology to hassle, an air purifier is a great addition to your home. They suck in air with the finest filters and clean it of allergen particles. While not infallible, they are extremely effective at removing dust. An air purifier is definitely worth considering.
DIY can help U!
Dust can accumulate in cracks, e.g. B. in the walls or in the ceiling. To prevent dust from collecting and causing irritation, be sure to try to cover any cracks inside. Plus, eliminating cracks that lead to the outside has a positive impact on your energy bill!
Time to relearn dusting
The most important aspect of dusting is having a damp cloth over a dry one. A dry one only disperses dust particles in the air, which unfortunately makes allergies that much worse. A damp cloth picks up all the dust with ease! Don’t bother getting on all fours to reach tight corners and baseboards, use the vacuum’s long attachment instead, it’ll save you the hassle.
Be careful of clutter. Dust LOVES to settle in cracks and crevices and can accumulate surprisingly quickly. Declutter your spaces because a clean home is a clean mind. Consider donating your stuff to charity instead of throwing it away! If you just can’t do without it, put the items in the attic or garage.
Don’t be blind to the dust
If you have light fixtures or blinds that are made of a delicate material, ditch the damp cloth or vacuum and invest in lint rollers instead. Designed primarily for clothing, lint rollers have a sticky exterior that’s great for removing dust. Just be careful not to put too much pressure on what you’re cleaning (e.g. a blind) or you risk breaking it.
Dust can hide in surprising places!
Have you ever noticed how your computer keyboard attracts dust? Tapping removes microscopic amounts of dead skin that eventually turn to dust. When typing, all the deposited dust whirls up again and becomes a potential lovely. To prevent this, take a cotton swab and gently run it along the rows and columns of keys to collect any debris.
This is how cleaning is fun
Finally…enjoy it. Cleaning can be a monotonous task and as such it is easy to fall into the trap of only doing the minimal required work. Turn on music in the background instead! Work to the beat to maintain a rhythm. Or let your mind wander while listening to a podcast. It can make even the simplest cleaning task a lot more enjoyable!
The combination of all these tips should result in a dust-free and dust-free result healthy At home, free from allergy stimuli and just in time for the start of the warmer months.
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