Spring is here and so are those pesky springtime allergens. To ease your suffering, start at home. Use these spring cleaning tips to keep you and your family protected from allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and pollen.

Dust the Right Way

Some traditional ways of dusting just knock the dust off of your furniture and into the air. This is an allergy sufferer’s worst nightmare. Instead, add the right way to dust into your spring cleaning routine. Use a microfiber cloth to trap dust and stop it from triggering your symptoms. Traditional dusters and clothes need not apply for this cleaning tip.

Don’t Forget the Fans

One place that people typically forget to clean when spring rolls around is their fans. However, this is a very important place to clean for allergy sufferers. Dust gets trapped and is then blown directly into the air you breathe. Make sure you are cleaning all ceiling fans thoroughly. Also, don’t forget about the fans in your bathrooms and kitchen. If you need to, unscrew them and clean them with soap and water.

Move Your Furniture

No one wants to go through the effort of moving every piece of furniture when they are cleaning their home. But, there is a good chance that your furniture is acting as shelter to some serious dust, pet dander, and other allergens. Tis the season for a thorough cleaning! So take the time to actually move and clean behind all of your furniture. It is sure to be worth your efforts. If you’re not thrilled with the idea, use it as a replacement for a workout. If this, and the idea of an easier allergen season doesn’t convince you, try other incentives. Offer yourself whatever is necessary to get the job done.

Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition for most people, but it should especially be added to any agenda of an allergy sufferer. Stop those allergens in their tracks by dusting the right way, remembering the fans, and cleaning behind your furniture. Dust mites, pet dander, and pollen doesn’t stand a chance against you when you implement these cleaning tips! What is on your list of things to do for spring cleaning?