Pollen season has definitely begun in full force, and some of us are starting to suffer from sneezing, coughing and runny noses. You may have to arm yourself with tissues and allergy medicine in order to leave the house, but we can at least help to keep your home a safe haven from the pollen invasion. To reduce the amount of pollen that finds it’s way into your home:

        1. Close Your Windows

Keep your windows closed and the air conditioning on as much as possible. This will help prevent pollen particles from entering your home through open windows and screens. Air conditioning helps filter out pollen particles, as well. You can even buy a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter specially-designed to capture more than 99.9% of particles in the air.

        2. Take Off Your Shoes

Make sure you take your shoes off at the door and try to take a shower as soon as you get home. Pollen is brought inside on your shoes, your hair and your clothes. Be sure to shower before bed after spending time outdoors so you don’t get pollen particles on your bed sheets. Also, since your pet can bring home pollen on his fur, so be sure to wipe down his paws and brush out any clinging pollen.

       3. Plant Non-Allergen Plants

Consider planting your yard with non-allergen plants that are less likely to irritate your allergies.

You can create a beautiful, non- allergenic landscape with any of these options:

  1. hydrangeas

  2. crape myrtles

  3. magnolia trees

  4. flowering crabapple

  5. tulips, daffodils and other bulbs

  6. most fruit trees

  7. pollen-free breeds of grass

      4.  Contact Mini Maid

Call Mini Maid for a professional dusting to minimize pollen. Regular vacuuming and dusting works wonders to prevent the accumulation of allergens. Mini Maid will help keep your home dusted and your floors pollen-free so you can be comfortable indoors in spite of pollen season.

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