Aaaaah – aaaaah – aaaah – CHOOO! Itchy watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing….it must be spring allergy season. It starts for me when the snow first melts, leaving snow mold in its wake. Then the trees begin to bud. Once they have fully formed leaves, it’s so much better for me but that budding stage is a rough one. Finally there’s freshly cut grass, pollen from blooming flowers….well you get the idea!
Then there’s this beautiful face. No, I’m not allergic to my sweet Trinity but she goes outside several times a day. Each time she goes outside, she simply MUST make the rounds through every single bush and shrub in our big backyard. And no visit to the backyard is complete without flopping down to the ground and rolling back and forth repeatedly. By the time she comes into the house, I’m sure she’s thoroughly covered with every little bit of allergen there is out there!
Here are my top 6 tips for reducing allergens in your laundry:
- Wash as much of your laundry in hot water as you can. Hot water kills dust mites, one of the main causes of allergies for most people.
- Dry your clothing in the dryer, not outside on the clothesline. Being hung outside exposes them to any pollen or other allergens flying around in the air!
- Before wearing clothes that have been packed away (perhaps your off season items?), be sure to wash them to remove any dust mites that have gathered during storage.
- Wash out your washer and dryer on a regular basis to get rid of any allergens that may have collected in there and could then be transferred to your clothes and linens.
- If you’ve been outside on a day with an especially high pollen count or perhaps doing yardwork or anything else that would expose you and your clothing to more allergens than usual, it’s a good idea to undress in your garage if possible. Pack the clothes into a plastic bag and take them straight to the laundry room to avoid spreading the allergens through the house.
- Use all free clear laundry products. all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin that gets itchy from so many products. I develop eczema. I’ve started using all free clear and my skin is already so much better!
all free clear is tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family. We love to play outside. We camp, we go for walks in the woods, we play with the dog. We love to make arts and crafts. We love to experiment in the kitchen. Simply put, we love to get messy. all free clear has made us #FreeToBe the active, adventurous, fun-loving, animal-loving family we want to be!
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Have you tried all free clear products yet? Just yesterday I tweeted about them and my friend who works in a dermatologist’s office said, “That’s what we recommend to our patients!”. If you want to learn more about all free clear products, head on over here.