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I don’t know about where you live. However, here in southwest Virginia, it has been hot and stuffy. There has been pollen and such in the air. I think I have been sneezing at least once a day and I do not even have allergies. My father and my boyfriend on the other hand both suffer from allergies. So, I try to keep that in mind whenever I want to make a room more stylish.
I try to purchase hypoallergenic fabrics. I also try to wash and dry towels as soon as possible, to cut down on indoor allergens. Additionally, it is important to wash them at above 140 degrees to avoid those annoying dust mites. I also try to vacuum and dust when possible. I personally prefer to dust then vacuum, but maybe that is just me. I also use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to catch more of the irritants. I also have colorful rugs when I am at the dorm. So, they add something to the room and they are easy to clean.
I do enjoy giving a room some color with some pretty plants. So, I will try to remember to look for low pollen plants – like gladiolas and peonies. I also enjoy little knickknacks in the room. So, I keep those together so they are easier to dust or in a container out of the way. Basically, I purchase colorful decorations and then just try to clean when I can.
I’m just curious, how do you keep your home stylishly allergy-friendly? Do you have any tips for cutting down on the dust mites?
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