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14 Ways To Make Your Home An Allergy-Free Zone

Pollen... (Photo credit: igor_nz)
Spring is finally here! This is great for those who hate the winter cold. Unfortunately, it also means that allergies are in full swing!

In my previous post about Spring allergies, I mentioned that an estimated 54% of the American population has a reaction to at least one allergen (a substance, often a protein, that causes an allergy, such as pollen or dust). Indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, pet dander and mildew can be problematic year-round, but pollen is probably the major cause of spring (outdoor) allergies.

Here are 14 ways that you can minimize allergens in your home, with little to no money at all:

Dust everything! I'm talking windows, book shelves, furniture, air conditioning vents- all the things that collected dust and/or mold during the winter months. Use a microfiber cloth which are eco-friendly, in that they reduce the use of cleaning products and paper towels or other disposable products, while efficiently removing dust, allerg…