Even though the snow falling from the sky begs to differ, it is officially spring. Daffodils, tulips and various springtime flowers are beginning to emerge bringing with them gorgeous bright colors, thoughts of afternoon picnics on the Blue Ridge Parkway…and fabulous seasonal allergies.
If you suffer from springtime allergies, take a look at this list. You’ll find some helpful tips to keep your rapid-fire sneezing to a minimum.
- If your employer is up for it, ask them if they’d be willing to remove or replace any old, worn down carpet from your office or cubicle.
- Keep soft items, like pillows, out of your office. They absorb allergens.
- Check to see if there is any water damage in your office. Mold likes to hang out around stagnant water.
- Pay attention to the weather. If the pollen count looks high, consider scheduling outings toward the end of the day instead of the morning. Pollen counts are highest in the morning.
- Remember to sweep your entryway and porches so that dust and pollen don’t get tracked in.
- Clean your bathroom regularly so that mold doesn’t have a chance to grow.
- Use fragrance-free products. Scented cleaners and air fresheners may trigger your allergies.
- Keep your clutter to a minimum. Piles of boxes and clothes hide dust mites and other allergens.
Source: “Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies,” WebMD.com