How to Handle Indoor Allergens
Today, we’re sharing a few ways to deal with allergens inside your apartment. Let’s face it: we can’t always prepare against allergy-causing substances from entering our apartments, but we can actively work against them. At Greenview Village, we’re dedicated to helping our residents feel right at home in Manchester, NH. Here are a few ways to reduce indoor allergens.
1. Remove Mildew
Mildew is commonly found in bathrooms, especially in the bathtub and shower areas. WikiHow has detailed steps with pictures for getting rid of this unpleasant substance.
2. Wash! Wash! Wash!
When’s the last time you washed your towels, bedding, or clothes? If you haven’t stayed consistent with this chore, you best get on it. Unwashed bedding is a great source of dust mites and other indoor allergens.
3. Dust Everything
We love this list of dusters by Real Simple. Separated into different categories (e.g., “Best for Multitasking” and “Best Under Furniture”), there’s a duster for cleaning in any situation.
4. Remove Clutter
Piles of books, papers, clothes, unopened letters...all of these and more contribute to the problem of allergens in your apartment. Take time to organize your shelves, cabinets, tables, and drawers to reduce allergens.
We found a lot of great guides to removing allergens online. Earth911 provides a great list of 10 unconventional tips for making your apartment more allergy-free. Here’s what they have to say:
“While many people only concern themselves with certain times of the year, for others, ‘allergy season’ is a year-round, dismal reality since allergens can be found indoors and outdoors. Reducing allergens in your home is a great first step toward prevention and optimal health. Your home should be a safe haven where you rest, rejuvenate and recuperate from daily stress and toxic exposures, but what you can’t see can sometimes hurt you. Your home may, in fact, be harboring a broad range of allergy triggers.”
Stay clean and healthy this month and next in your Greenview Village apartment. Thanks for reading!