March ushers in the official beginning of spring, and while many of us can hardly wait for the thaw and the whispers of warmth the
changing season brings, allergy sufferers must also brace themselves for seasonal allergies.
Stock up on the following items now and get ready to greet the joys of spring - without allergy symptoms:
By being prepared, you can help to ensure that you and your family will enjoy all that spring has to offer without suffering from allergens that spring weather brings with it.
- Air purifiers are a powerful line of defense against
springtime allergies. If you're new to allergen avoidance through environmental control and don't yet have an air purifier,
now is the time to invest in one. HEPA air purifiers create a zone of pure air by trapping 99.97% of airborne allergens. This action drastically
improves your indoor air quality and helps you and your family breathe much, much better.
During springtime, pollen makes its way indoors in many ways like through open windows and doors and through being tracked in
by shoes, pets, and even on your own clothes! HEPA-filter equipped air purifiers filter pollen and other allergens like dust mites
and mold spores out of your indoor air, keeping the offending particles from triggering allergy symptoms. Don't know how to begin
making a choice about which air purifier is right for you? Check
out the Top Five Air Cleaners for Allergies or
our Air Purifier Buying Guide to guide you through your options.
For those who already know the tremendous relief brought about by air purifiers, make sure your filters are properly maintained
and replaced. Check pre-filters, and when appropriate depending on your type of unit, vacuum them or replace them. Indoor air quality
is worse during wintertime, so even if it hasn't been three months since your last filter change, be sure to check for buildup. When spring
allergies hit, you want to be sure your air purifier is running at its
best. Purchase air purifier replacement filters and sign up
for our Clean Air Club to receive reminders about your filters - and be
in tip-top shape for spring!
- Open windows without letting in pollen by using SafeGuard
Window Filters to let in fresh air, not
allergens. Don't miss out on spring's delicious fresh air, but don't suffer needlessly. These window filters adjust to fit
easily into a variety of windows. And as an added bonus, they also filter out rain and wind for when those April showers
- Be prepared for allergy-free gardening and cleaning with an
allergy mask to protect you from inhaling pollen, dust, and other allergens. Our
Silk Comfort Mask is a customer favorite due to its superior comfort and sleek construction. The
Organic Cotton Mask is also an excellent choice. Made without dyes or bleach, this mask is safe for even the most sensitive
individuals. Both the Silk Comfort Mask and the Organic Cotton Mask are hand-washable, allowing you to use them to keep your activities
allergy-free for years to come. The
Dust and Pollen Mask by 3M is also an inexpensive choice, and at $1.99,
you don't have to worry about losing it. Have enough on-hand to protect the whole family from allergens.
- Spring clean without harmful chemicals that exacerbate allergy symptoms by using
Allergy Cleaning Products. In addition to deep cleaning to get rid of
dust mites by using products like
DustMite and Flea Control from Ecology Works on upholstered furniture, use
environmentally friendly cleaning products like the
EcoDiscoveries Whole House Cleaning Kit.
Use our dust cloths or our
glass cleaning cloths for product-free, green cleaning, and
banish pet fur with the amazing
Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter Sponge. Take care of offending odors without the toxic
byproducts found in fragrance products by using our
Basement Odor Eliminator.
Last but not least, ramp up your vacuuming routine with these
vacuum attachments. Universal attachments like the
Eureka Power Paw, the
Mini Blind Vacuum Attachment, and the
Ceiling Fan Vacuum Attachment will take your spring cleaning to a whole new level and will reduce the allergens found in your home.