20 Best House Cleaning Tips for People with Allergies

20 Best House Cleaning Tips for People with Allergies

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Vacuum Your Living Areas Every Other Day (and Clean Weekly)

Much like the bedroom, your living areas should be cleaned weekly, starting from the top and working your way down. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures first, then move on to the blinds and/or curtains. It’s also important to clean window sills, mantles or any horizontal surface. Also, wipe down wooden furniture and vacuum upholstery. Wash throw rugs, vacuum and mop hard-surface floors.

When considering house cleaning tips for your allergies, be sure to vacuum your carpets every other day to capture the most allergens. Have a leather couch? You can clean it with natural products.

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Vacuum Your Duvet/Comforter

You may not want to wash your duvet or comforter every week, but if you have animals and kids jumping on the bed regularly, it would do allergy sufferers good to vacuum it a couple of times a week. Other house cleaning tips to consider include vacuuming your mattress cover and washing your comforter and pillows once a month. Here’s the cream of the crop; these bedding products will make you swoon.

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Choose the Right Laundry Products

For those with sensitive skin, it’s important to choose detergents and other stain removal products that are unscented and free of dyes. One brand to consider is Seventh Generation, with products that don’t contain dyes or synthetic fragrances. Seventh Generation products are also biodegradable, hypoallergenic and free of optical brighteners (synthetic chemicals that make fabrics appear to glow in the presence of ultraviolet light). Have a small laundry room?  Check out these 20 small space laundry room organization tips.

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