1. Keep Your Windows And Doors Closed As Much As Possible
Your home should be your refuge from pollen. Even if you can’t see it, pollen will enter your home if you leave your windows and door open, leading to spring allergy symptoms developing, even when you’re inside.
The spring weather is nice, but if you have allergies, keeping your windows and doors closed as much as possible is definitely necessary to reduce your symptoms and keep your home clean.
2. Invest In A HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration System
Even if you keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible, some pollen and allergens will get into your home. So consider purchasing a HEPA filtration system. Smaller systems are standalone and can be plugged into a standard power outlet, but there are also larger systems that connect directly to your HVAC system.
HEPA systems help remove tons of small contaminants and particles from the air, including pollen. By filtering your air, you can improve your home’s overall air quality and reduce your allergy symptoms.
3. Keep An Eye On Pollen Counts, And Avoid Outdoor Activity On The Worst Days
Pollen counts fluctuate over time, and most weather apps and websites will report the daily pollen count. When pollen counts are very high, such as on windy, dry days, you should stay inside.
Pollen counts also are higher in the morning and near dusk, so keep this in mind, too. If you have allergies, the best time to go outside, do yard work, and enjoy the weather is after a rainy day. Rain helps clear pollen out of the air, reducing pollen counts and allergy symptoms.
4. Shower And Change Your Clothes After You Come Inside
Showering and changing after you come home from outside is another good way to reduce pollen buildup in your home, and particularly on your bedding. Change out of your clothes when you get home, and toss them in a separate laundry hamper or basket, and hop in the shower to clean away pollen.