and bedding. Encase pillows,
mattresses, and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. Wash sheets, pillowcases
and blankets at least once a week in water heated to at least 130 degrees
Fahrenheit. Remove, wash, or cover comforters.
2.Flooring. Remove carpeting
and use hardwood or linoleum flooring or washable area rugs. If that isn't an
option, use low-pile instead of high-pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a
vacuum cleaner that has a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.
3.Curtains and blinds. Use washable curtains made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric. Replace
horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades.
Choose simply designed,
easy-to-clean chairs, dressers and nightstands made of leather, wood, metal or
plastic. Avoid upholstered furniture.
Remove anything that collects dust, such as
knickknacks, tabletop ornaments, books, and magazines. Store children's toys,
games and stuffed animals in plastic bins.
If you can't find a new home for your dog or
cat, at least keep it out of the bedroom. Bathing pets at least twice a week may
reduce the amount of allergen they shed.
7.Air filtration. Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter.