- Close windows to ensure a restful sleep as pollen that settles on bedroom surfaces will interrupt your sleep
- Wash bedding regularly to keep laundry fresh, in case any pollen finds its way into this restful space
- Think twice about carpet and opt for wooden floorboards instead. They are easier to keep clean, however, if you must have carpet, make sure you hoover twice a week
- Keep pets away from your bedroom as it’s fine to have them in your home but it’s best to keep pampered pooches and curious cats away from the bedroom
- Washable curtains and blinds are an easy-win to ensure you can keep on top of any pollen build up.
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- Decrease clutter on surfaces as unwanted objects that take up space on surfaces can harbour pollen
- Empty your vacuum outside to ensure that pollen is disposed of and won’t make an unwanted return
- Avoid upholstered furniture as this is very tricky to keep clean. A much better alternative is washable covers that are easily changed. If covers come in different colours you can always use it as an opportunity to refresh colours and themes
- Houseplants can act as air purifiers, but they won’t do anything to improve the pollen count in the home
- Keep sides clear and instead organise cupboards to keep surfaces as clear and clean as possible
- Deep clean the fridge as while pollen may not make an appearance here, it can also harbour mould, which will increase the threat of allergens
- Use green cleaners like vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda to reduce chemical irritants in your kitchen, that could exacerbate hay fever symptoms
- Keep local honey in your kitchen cupboard as building up resilience
- Have a shower when you get home to wash away any pollen that you’ve collected in your hair and on your skin during the day
- Make sure you use bathroom tiles in your bathroom instead of paint to ensure that mould doesn’t take hold
- Deep clean your bathroom every week
- Reduce clutter with storage boxes, keeping shampoo and lotion bottles away to ensure sides are clean and clear
- Consider an air filtration unit to purify the air and capture pollen, dust and other nasty allergens
- Ditch outdoor clothing as soon as you get home to make sure that you don’t carry pollen around with you and transfer it onto furniture and surfaces
- Pollen proof screens and blinds can also be installed to allow you to keep windows open that maintain airflow and protect your interiors from pollen.
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