Little tricks to help those big mold and pollen allergies.

child with sunglasses to help keep out pollenIf you suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies there are a few tricks that might help you get through your day.

Pull out those big sunglasses and cover those baby blues! Wearing sunglasses outside can reduce the amount of pollen or spores that get into your eyes. Eyes are more sensitive to sunlight when they are irritated by those pesky allergens. The best kinds of sunglasses to wear are dark glasses that wrap around to block as much pollen as possible.

Dust mites are one of the biggest causes of indoor allergies. The house dust mite loves to live on your bedding and stuffed animals. Washing your bedding and stuffed toys in hot water and drying them in a hot drier will help to kill those microscopic insects.

Indoor houseplants add color and coziness to our homes. The flowering plants don’t produce the pollen that causes hay fever but the soil in the potted plants can let mold spores into the air. Silk flowers can be just as pretty and they need no water.

Change you’re a/c filters often, using a diluted bleach spray to wipe down the vents and surrounding area. Keep your windows, curtains and blinds dusted! Clean out the refrigerator drain pans and any similar place that holds water – even the inside of your washing machine can be a great breeding ground for mold.

Leave your shoes at the door. No reason to add extra pollen and mold to the inside of your house by tracking it from the outside. Change your clothes and take a shower after spending time in your garden or a brisk walk through the neighborhood.

Vacuum regularly and remember to change the bag in the vacuum. For a nice touch you can sprinkle essential oils, like peppermint, Eucalyptus or Lemon Grass on the new bag. It makes the house smell good and can help clear up sinuses.

Finding relief from seasonal allergies can be the difference between enjoying the warmer weather and dreading the changing seasons, so try one of these remedies today!