How to Allergy-Proof Your Home Through Cleaning – A Guest Post!

I don’t know what it’s like at your house, but at my house, we have allergies. I do, my husband does, and even the dog and the cat do. No, I’m not joking! It’s a serious issue for literally all of us!

Which is why, if you were to show up at our house on any given day, you would probably find me dusting and vacuuming, trying to make sure I’ve wiped away and sucked up any allergens that I missed the day before. The struggle is real, folks!

So when Eva Henderson contacted me with a post full of allergy-proofing tips, I was all about it! Let’s see how she can help…


There are many allergens lying around your homes that may easily become a problem in the long run, such as cockroach droppings, dust mites, dander and more. Some of these can trigger allergies with ease, so you would do well to avoid them as much as possible. This will only be done by cleaning your home on a regular basis and by doing so with allergies in mind. The following tips will give you more help in your fight to keep your home or office allergen-free.

  • What to avoid

One of the easiest ways you can avoid an influx of allergens around your home is to ensure you rid your homes of dust as often as you can.  Dusting will also often bring quite a lot of allergens in your home, since it will spread them around the air, so you would do well to ensure this never happens by addressing the issue as fast as you can. Having less clutter and items around your home will help you make things easier for cleaning purposes. Floor cleaning, cleaning a carpet and more will be far easier by comparison to before.

  • HEPA vacuuming

Making sure you have a good HEPA-certified vacuum cleaner capable of dealing with dust and other allergens on all your carpeting, furniture and more will let you tackle upholstery cleaning with confidence, knowing you won’t just spread the dust around when you’re done. Cleaning with it at least twice a week will allow you deal with things in a more organized way.

  • Washing

If you have read anything about dust mites, then you already know how tenacious and small they are and how they can hide in bedding, pillows, rugs and more. We tend to spend a lot of time dealing with the aesthetics of our rooms, but we spend less time figuring out what we will do when we realize that there are tons of allergens all around. You should wash your sheets, blankets and pillowcases on a regular basis in hot water, then either using a dryer or air drying them in the sun to kill dust mites. Encase your mattresses in allergen-proof materials and covers and you will have fewer problems in the end.

  • Green cleaning initiatives

The harsher chemicals seen in classic cleaning products will really have an exponential result for your allergies if you use them too much. If you happen to have an acute sensitivity to such things, then you will need to have a more eco friendly and useful alternative to cleaning your home. There are many options in terms of products and they happen to be biodegradable up to a point. If all else fails, then you can make use of more traditional solutions such as borax, vinegar, baking soda and more. You can also use them to clean pet dander among other things, as this type of dander happens to be a trigger for allergies and annoyance among many people.

Okay, please excuse me while I go and check to see if my vacuum is HEPA-certified…and encase my mattress.

These are fantastic tips, and I feel like I’m at least on the right track!

How about you? Does YOUR family struggle with allergies? What’s your best tip to combat them?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

15 thoughts on “How to Allergy-Proof Your Home Through Cleaning – A Guest Post!

  1. If you have allergies, it’s very important to clean your place with allergie-free detergents. A good idea is to hire professional company to do the job for you. Make sure the cleaners use only eco-friendly detergents.

  2. I do suffer with allergies so keeping the house dust free is important to me. With 3 pets in the house, that can be a challenge but we get it done. I’ve had a HEPA vacuum for many years. I’m allergic to dust, not detergents so I enjoy using my favorite cleaners.

  3. Great tips, Kristen! My apartment is full of textiles and carpet. I’m looking into replacing some of my furniture with wood and leather alternatives, because its hard to keep up with the dust.


  4. I have terrible dust allergies and some chemical sensitivities. I dust like I have OCD. If I don’t it spells trouble. I also wash my poor blankets and pillows to death! LOL And I use green cleaning products. And you know what, it really does help.

    If you have allergies and are reading this, follow the advice in this article because it is spot on and it works!

  5. It’s a great and important post, as many people do suffer from some kind of allergy.
    Personally I simply like my house to be clean all the time 🙂

  6. Great tips! Over here we stay sneezy 8 out of 12 months. We’re about to buy a new vaccuum, so this post comes just in time to ensure we get one that’s HEPA certified.

  7. Kristen, I am definitely pinning this. I have people in my family who suffer from major allergies. Myself, I have not had to deal too much with except when we are in way West Texas. SO much dirt getting tossed around by the wind over there. We just constantly were wiping things down and vacuuming. Great to be co-hosting again with you this month at that #HomeMattersParty!

  8. All good ideas. My daughter has developed asthma/reactive airway issues and keeping the air clean definitly helps her out when she is having one of her attacks.
    I’m excited to be co-hosting with you this month #HomeMattersParty

  9. Thank you Kristen- these are great tips. I have a little one who has just started crawling around so I’m even more careful about using eco-friendly products to keep her exposure to chemicals down. This post is a good reminder to be diligent!

    Thank you so much for having us as co-hosts for the #HomeMattersParty! We are really enjoying it.

  10. Thank you for these great tips, Kristen! My husband and I and our cats have allergies too. I’m having a great time co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you! 🙂

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