5 Ways to Reduce Allergens In Your Home

by Alli

April showers bring May flowers . . .  and pollen and allergy season.  Since May is National Asthma and Allergy month, here’s 5 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home.

5 Ways to Reduce Allergens

1.  Close the windows

I always have the urge to welcome spring with open arms and open windows.  I learned years ago to resist the urge to open the windows and let the pollen in.  It will settle on everything!

2.  Air Filters

Remember to change your air filter every 3 months and use a HEPA filter.

3.  Keep Fido Clean

Animals can carry allergens on their fur and skin.  Keep your pet clean and brushed to help minimize allergens.

4.  Flex Your Green Thumb

Live plants help keep the air clean.  Remember to water regularly and keep those plants clean, too.

5.  Floors

The Mayo Clinic recommends getting rid of all carpeting and replacing it with hard surfaces to ensure healthier air quality.

It’s important to keep floors clean.  Whenever the grandkids are over, I keep my Bona cleaning system on standby because outside play usually involves water and dirt.  Even when they take their shoes off at the door, dirt somehow makes its way inside.  Once the dirt is gone, I can sit on my favorite sofa, relax and have a cup of coffee, knowing I’m doing all I can to keep allergens at bay.

5 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

For years,  I’ve used Bona exclusively to keep my hardwood floors clean.  I was excited when they introduced Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner.  This new cleaner has been certified and approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Ways to Reduce Allergens

New Bona Free & Simple® floor cleaner removes at least 93.33% allergens from hardwood floors.  It’s also free from dyes and scents, is non-toxic and leaves no residue.

When my oldest daughter had hardwood floors installed in her home, the manufacturer strongly recommended using only Bona products for the care of her new floors.

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How do you reduce allergens in your home?



Robin Rue (@massholemommy) May 21, 2015 - 8:25 am

We have really bad allergies in our family, and unfortunately, because we have forced hot air heat – our house is super dusty. I feel like I am constantly cleaning.

Kae James May 21, 2015 - 9:11 am

I am a Bona fan as well. Especially since I have a toddler. It’s perfect for my home. Although I do agree with closing the windows. I love having some type of fresh air coming into my home. Along with my plants in the home.

Victoria May 21, 2015 - 10:40 am

Ive never heard of this but sounds great! Both my daughter and I are asthmatic so I’m always looking for ways to keep the house free of allergens!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 21, 2015 - 1:03 pm

We do everything we can to keep allergens out of our house. We wash the dog weekly!

Sandy SK May 21, 2015 - 1:21 pm

I want to get me some of that. I need to help get allergens out of my home. I am mainly fighting dust.

lisa May 21, 2015 - 4:35 pm

I’ve seen this floor cleaner before and wondered how well it works. I am going to have to get me a bottle or two and try it on our floors!

Erica Brooks May 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Great tips. My son suffers terribly from allergies. I thought I was doing good opening all the windows yet it was doing more harm than good.

CourtneyLynne May 21, 2015 - 6:30 pm

I just Discovered Nina products afew months ago and I am hooked on them!!! Every last thing I have tried so far I have just loved.

Liz Mays May 21, 2015 - 7:23 pm

These are great ideas. I know my living room carpet traps a lot of allergens. I really need wood floors.

Rosey May 21, 2015 - 8:19 pm

We do change our air filters out regularly. I would love to have all wood floors.

Jeanine May 21, 2015 - 9:52 pm

So many good ways. I need to do something because I think I have developed allergies in the last few years and it’d brutal!

Ann Bacciaglia May 21, 2015 - 11:36 pm

These are great tips for reducing allergens in your home. My daughter has allergies. I will have to try the floor cleaner.

Shaney Vijendranath May 22, 2015 - 8:39 am

This is a post I so needed to read! Both my daughter and husband suffer from allergies and it’s so difficult because I have to keep cleaning especially with carpets.

Ricci May 22, 2015 - 2:42 pm

When I built my house I knew I only wanted carpet in the bedrooms specifically because I am so super allergic to everything! I love my hardwood floors and my allergies haven’t been nearly as bad!!!

Krystal May 22, 2015 - 4:35 pm

I could so use this. Our floors are a hot mess. Thanks for the ideas!

Chubskulit Rose May 22, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Thanks for the tips. We just replaced our air filter yesterday. We are planning to remove our carpet and install hard wood floor. I hope it would be soon.

Rebecca Swenor May 23, 2015 - 6:26 am

I am reducing allergens in my home by removing carpet in my kitchen. Who puts carpet in a kitchen anyway which I think it is a no brainer not to have it in there. Bona Free & Simple for hard floors sounds like an awesome product and I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie @ wemake7 May 23, 2015 - 9:58 am

These are fantastic tips. I also love Bona products as well and use them quite a bit in our home.

Tonya C May 23, 2015 - 10:07 am

Great tips! I too love to open the windows, but you’re right! That yellow film (pollen) gets everywhere! Wonder if the Bona system will work on laminate wood floors and not leave streaks for a sticky film.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 25, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Ah, a great post! I am constantly fighting allergens in our home – I will try this product! Thanks for the coupon 🙂

HilLesha May 25, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Bona is the best! One of the surefire ways that help reduce allergens in my household is an air purifier.

Alysia from My Domestic Dish May 26, 2015 - 1:31 pm

I ripped up all of the carpeting in my house- now the only one left is in the basement and, I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love it! It’s hard to keep the wood looking beautiful all the time but it sure beats knowing all of that crap is stuck in a carpet :/

Brittany May 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Great tips! I have asthma and allergies & these steps will really help. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂


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