Ah, it’s spring at last! But for some people, they’re not saying “ah”: They’re saying “achoo!” as allergy season kicks into high gear. At this time of year, there’s plenty of pollen in the air, but that’s not the only cause of people’s sneezes. In fact, one of the biggest sources of allergen exposure is probably right under your feet: your carpet. Rugs act like sponges, providing a comfy home for dust and dust mites, dander, pollen, and even mold. You don’t necessarily have to rip up all of your wall-to-wall carpeting to find relief, though. Instead, follow my advice to keep the rug from ruining your health.
Spring has sprung, and with the weather warming up, it’s time for one of the busiest times of year for those in the cleaning business: the annual rite known as spring cleaning. It’s time to let in some fresh air, clear out the cobwebs, and deep-clean everything. But for those who don’t clean for a living, the task can seem pretty overwhelming: Clean the whole house, now, just when it’s getting nice out and you’d rather be outside playing with the kids than inside scrubbing the sinks and shampooing the carpets? It doesn’t have to be that way, though. After all, there’s no rule that you have to do all of your spring cleaning in one day or even one weekend. Breaking it up into little tasks can make a daunting job seem a lot more manageable.