Prevent dust bunnies from building a home in your bedroom with these 5 easy tips:
Banish dust magnets including too many cushions or soft furnishings. If you must keep your soft toys, regularly pop them into the freezer for 24 hours to kill dustmites before washing them in the washing machine to remove allergens.
- Remove carpets
The carpet is a haven for dustmites, so opt for washable floor rugs, or air them in the sun to kill off dustmites if they can’t be washed easily.
- Make use of dust mite covers
Excellent for mattresses, doonas and pillows, they trap dust mite droppings inside while allowing air to circulate.
- Don’t let pets stay there
A study of cat owners shows that if you ban your feline friends from the bedroom, it significantly reduces your risk of developing a cat allergy.
- Clean sheets regularly
Wash pillowcases and sheets weekly in hot water (55 C).
Text: Good Health/Bauer/Additional Reporting: Sylvia Ong