Red eyes. Sneezing. Runny noses. And everything else allergy-related that comes with spring and summer is no fun at all. Here are three easy ways to reduce allergens in your bathroom:
1. Dust your vents
This is a simple solution that needs to be done on a daily basis. Use a duster or even cleaning wipes to clear out your bathroom's air vents. By dusting your vents on a daily basis, you'll stay on top of your cleaning maintenance and reduce the presence of allergens in your bathroom.
2. Wash your towels and rugs regularly
Doing number two needs to be done. Your towels and bathroom rugs can be the home to mold and other undesirables. At the bare minimum, you'll need to wash your bath towels every three to four uses. Bath towels along with bath rugs can easily develop an unpleasant odor. Strive to wash your bath rugs every 7-10 days.
3. Choose an air-filtering house plant
We're not joking when we say this but there are plants you can add to your home to improve your indoor air quality. According NASA, some plants are a little better at filtering out airborne irritants that can improve your quality of life. Here are a few plants you can include in your bathroom:
- Dwarf Date Palm
- Kimberley Queen Fern
- Spider Plant
- Chinese Evergreen
- Peace Lily
Researching the needs of each plant ahead of time will let you know which plants require more care than others. Certain plants only need to be watered once a week.