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Allergy-Friendly Spring Cleaning: Top Tips for a Fresh & Healthy Home

Allergy-Friendly Spring Cleaning: Top Tips for a Fresh & Healthy Home

As spring blooms and the sun starts to shine, many of us feel the urge to throw open the windows and give our homes a good sprucing up. However, for those who suffer from allergies and eczema, spring cleaning can be more of a sneeze and itch-fest than a joyous occasion. Dust, pollen, pet dander – you name it, they're all lurking around every corner, ready to trigger those dreaded allergy symptoms.

With a few simple tweaks to your cleaning routine, you can reduce the likelihood of itching and sneezing yet still banish allergens from your home and enjoy a fresh, healthy living space.

Here are our top tips for spring cleaning if you have allergies:

🧹Start High, Work Low: When tackling your spring cleaning, always start from the top and work your way down. Dust and allergens settle on high surfaces first, so begin by dusting light fixtures and shelves and ideally use a hand held hoover rather than a cloth, in order to stop the dust being spread around (and onto you!). As you work your way down, you'll catch any airborne particles that have settled on lower areas.

🌿Use Allergy-Friendly Cleaning Products: Opt for cleaning products that are labelled as allergy-friendly or hypoallergenic. These products are formulated to minimise irritants and allergens, making them ideal for allergy sufferers. Look for products that are free from harsh chemicals and fragrances, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms.

We’ve tried and tested quite a few brands over the years, some of our favourite natural (and highly effective) ones are...

Greenscents: Organic and ethically sourced cleaning products


Bio-D: Vegan, cruelty-free, recycled plastic cleaning products

Seep: Plastic free and biodegradable household cleaning accessories

Eco-Mate: Innovative 100% biodegradable contents & packaging

BUT don't forget the power of natural (cheap!) ingredients like vinegar and lemon. These eco-friendly alternatives not only effectively remove dirt and grime but also leave behind a refreshing, citrusy scent. Vinegar's acidity makes it a potent disinfectant, perfect for tackling germs on various surfaces, while lemon's natural antibacterial properties add an extra punch of cleanliness.

🛏️ Wash Bedding Frequently: Your bedding can be a breeding ground for allergens, so it's important to wash it frequently. Wash sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers at 60º to kill dust mites and residues from creams. For more information on the importance of choosing the right bedding, read our blog here.

🏠 Declutter Your Home: Clutter not only collects dust but also provides hiding spots for allergens like dust mites and pet dander. Take some time to declutter, donating or discarding items you no longer need. Keep surfaces clear and easy to clean to minimise allergen build up.

💧 Limit Moisture and Mould: Mould thrives in damp environments, so it's important to keep moisture levels in check. Fix any leaks or water damage promptly and use a dehumidifier to maintain indoor humidity levels below 60% if you can. Clean and dry bathrooms and kitchens regularly to prevent mould growth.

🧽 Clear the Air: When dusting, forget about dry cloths – go for a damp one instead to trap those pesky dust particles. Otherwise, you’ll just be pushing particle's from one place to another. Or even better try a hand held hoover.

🧹 Thorough Cleaning: When it comes to cleaning, it's all about getting stuck in – just take it one room at a time. Focus on the areas where allergens like to hang out – carpets, rugs, curtains and upholstery. Regular vacuuming is essential for keeping allergens at bay, but not all vacuums are created equal. Invest in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, which is designed to trap small particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander.

🐕 Groom Pets Regularly: Pet dander is a common allergen that can trigger allergy symptoms in sensitive individuals. If you have furry friends, make sure to groom them regularly to reduce dander build up. Bathe pets frequently and brush them outdoors to minimise allergen exposure indoors.

☕ Take Breaks and Pace Yourself: Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, especially for allergy sufferers. Take breaks as needed and pace yourself to avoid overexertion, its important to always listen to your body. Cleaning doesn't all have to be done in one day – tackle one room at a time if it’s easier. Finally treat yourself to a nice reward at the end – you deserve it!

With these top tips in mind, you can tackle spring cleaning with confidence, knowing that you're minimising allergen exposure and creating a healthier home environment for you and your family.

So, roll up your sleeves, put on your cleaning gloves (with a pair of Organic Cotton Eczema Gloves underneath for added protection of course!), and get ready to breathe easier in a fresh, allergy-friendly home!

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