Springtime has a natural uplifting energy to it. With winter ending, we’re given the benefit of longer, sun filled days. However, for many, springtime also means allergy time. If you or a member of your family suffer from allergies, you may want to consider the opportunity spring cleaning provides to get some much need allergy relief. Here are some steps to help you get your spring cleaning started.
Step #1: Purge
There’s really no way to get around this step. Clutter is an obstacle to reaching a healthy environment. Dust and other allergen causing particles love to hide under, in, and around excess belongings. Start by deciding what stays and what goes (using our advice below). Make sure items that stay have a home. If you run out of space, try creative alternatives like decorative boxes, and furniture with built-in storage.
How to decide what stays and what goes?
If it’s something you love – it’s a keeper.
If it’s something that you find really useful – it’s a keeper.
If you used it today, yesterday, and last week – it’s a keeper.
If you pull it out to find it covered with layers of dust and cobwebs, then it’s probably time to let it go. Toss broken and expired items. Donate items that you either have too much of, haven’t used in some time or that don’t serve a useful purpose.
Step #2: Clean
Dust & Vacuum: Dust first, then vacuum. Wipe your surfaces first using a microfiber cloth and a combination of water and vinegar. This grabs the dust, rather than just push it around. Vacuum once or twice a week using a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. At least once a year, have your carpets professionally steamed cleaned.
Bedding: Wash your bedding and blankets in hot water on a regular basis. Once a week is ideal. Make sure the water is at least 130˚F. That’s hot enough to kill dust mites. Because they’re dust proof, using hypoallergenic bedding can minimize discomfort as well.
Air: Hypoallergenic or HEPA filters are now sold for vents throughout your house to help ensure a high level of indoor air quality. These filters drastically reduce the dust, pollen, mold and bacteria in the air moving around your home. They can be found at any local home improvement, hardware or big box retailer.
Control Mold & Mildew: Having your bath and/or kitchen tile’s grout professionally cleaned helps reduce mold. Clean these areas regularly. You can also spray your shower walls daily with a shower spray to keep them clean and mold-free. Allow wet/damp clothes and towels to dry before throwing them into your laundry hamper.
Step #3: Contact Carpet Cleaning Service AZ
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