If you’re cleaning with allergies in mind, whether it’s about managing your allergy symptoms, a family member’s asthma, or simply the amount of gunk trapped in your rugs, chances are you’re breaking out the vacuum cleaner more often than the average American. But if you’re using a vacuum with the wrong filter, you might just be making your symptoms worse.
You already know that your vacuum is one of the worst germ hot spots, but there's something you might not know about the common household cleaning tool: Using a less-than-stellar filter can actually send dirt and allergens back into the air from the carpet you’re vacuuming--yikes. Luckily, the fix is quick and simple. Invest your money in a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. They cost barely over ten dollars and trap even the tiniest allergens.
Ten dollars to breathe a little easier? Worth it!
Looking to get your whole home spotless? Tackle the kitchen in a flash with our easier-than-pie tricks for making it sparkle without scrubbing.
Stop stabbing at the burnt cookie remains with a butter knife! Just pop the baking sheet in the sink with a dryer sheet, fill it with warm water, and let it sit overnight. You can just wipe away the mess in the morning!
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