How To Make Your Home A Haven If You Have Seasonal Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, especially in the summer, then you know allergies are no joke, and dealing with them can be a very annoying nuisance. You can't breathe properly. Your eyes and throat are uncontrollably itchy, you're constantly sneezing as your sinuses are on fire, and you feel like any minute your allergies can end you. You're on edge, and you're in a bad mood. Seasonal allergies can turn anyone into a grumpy gremlin when they're severe enough. Maryland Primary Care Physicians explains that seasonal allergies happen the most during the summer months but start in spring and can last into autumn.

Most people who have them hate them, and if you're one of those people, you've fortunately come to the right place. There are a number of things you can implement around the house that can minimize your symptoms and make your home a haven again, and it's all about prevention. Your home is supposed to be your safe haven, but when you struggle with seasonal allergies, it definitely doesn't always feel like that. With a few household changes, your suffering can be over. Give yourself quality air you can breathe.

Get an air purifier

When you're someone who severely suffers from seasonal allergies, it's very important that you're breathing clean air. One of the best ways to make this happen is by getting an air purifier. You want an air purifier that captures any lint, dust, and pet hair in the air, suggests Tom's Guide. Invest in something that comes with a HEPA filter to catch pollen, as well as a high-tech carbon for smoke. You may want something that's modern and advanced that works fast, has different options for cleaning modes, and is easily controllable and maintainable.

Closed windows are for the best

If you like keeping your windows open at home, especially in the summer months, no wonder why you may be suffering from seasonal allergies because you're inviting pollen inside, according to Ragsdale. It may come as a surprise, but open windows are a fun house for your allergies. Do yourself a favor and close your windows to stop your allergies from even being triggered. It highly limits your exposure to pollen, and you're less likely to have annoyingly intense allergy attacks.

Clean laundry is a must

If you didn't know, now you do — dirty laundry is a major source of pollen and mold, so it's vital to do your laundry frequently to limit or eliminate your allergies. Avoid putting dirty laundry on areas like your bed and always wash your laundry in hot water for the best results. According to Roux Maison, you should use a good hypoallergenic detergent. You're killing two birds with one stone — you'll have clean laundry, and you'll be allergy-free (or freer, anyway). Healthier habits mean a healthy body and home.

Mist Humidifier

Regardless of what season it is, dry air is a thing, but a nice cooling humidifier does wonders for seasonal allergies, according to Healthline. They provide allergy relief by spritzing moisture into the dry air to limit allergy symptoms. Go for something simple, size efficient, and easy to use. You don't have to spend big bucks, but it'll easily be worth it because you'll have it long-term. You'll never have to experience another deadly allergy season again.

A clean home

A clean home is a pollen- and dust-free home. It's inevitable that allergens will find their way into your home, but you can diminish the presence of them if you're an avid cleaner. Deep clean your home as often as you can, especially during the seasons where your allergies are most triggered. Even if you don't always have the time, a good sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming, according to Naturally Green, at least twice a week, goes a long way. The cleaner your home is, the happier you'll be.

No pets in the bedroom

You may or may not already be guilty of spoiling your dog enough to let them snuggle in bed with you, but for the sake of your health, your bedroom is the one area of your home you really need to keep allergen-free. Your bedroom is your haven, and I'm sure you'd like to keep it that way. Your pets bring pollen into the home from outside, so if they're constantly in your bedroom, you're breathing that air in, according to DogServices.

Invest in a good vacuum

A good vacuum will save your life, especially one that's tech-savvy. According to Dust Mite Solutions, if you want to get the job done and done well, consider splurging on a robotic vacuum cleaner that can avidly both mop and vacuum the floors to eliminate allergens in the home. It charges itself, you can set a cleaning schedule, and it directs its own cleaning path. You can even control it from your smartphone.

Bamboo sheets are your best friend

Once you get bamboo sheets, you'll likely never go back. Most people aren't aware of this, but you may be waking up with allergies due to the dyes as well as chemicals in your bedding. That's why bamboo is a good way to go — they're hypoallergenic, contain zero chemicals, are odor resistant, and they feel much better than cotton, according to Cozy Earth. Not to mention, they're made for sensitive skin, so if you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema, hypoallergenic bedding is the only way to go.

Air quality monitor

Keep track of the quality of the air you're breathing inside your home with a smart new upgrade: an air quality monitor. An air quality monitor can tell you what's in the air you're inhaling constantly by discovering carbon dioxide, compounds, and monitoring levels of humidity and temperature, according to uHoo. A smart system will be easy to use, and it will simply and quickly tell you the current state of the quality of your home air is in.

A touchless trash bin

It's 2022, so get a touch less trash bin if you don't have one already. Your trash is filthy with germs, so do yourself a favor and avoid having to touch it. It may not seem like a necessary investment, but to limit the allergens in your home, it is. If you're not looking to spend too much money, find one that you can open with your feet or opens on its own. Spy suggests some of the best touchless bins to help you find the right one for your home.