If you’re prone to allergies or have asthma, then there could be a little invisible enemy in your home causing you big problems. Yes, I’m talking about dust mites. Even if you don’t have allergies yourself, these little intruders can make life very uncomfortable for your pets and any visitors to your home who may have allergies. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to ensure dust mites don’t overrun your house. Here are my top 3 tips to stop dust mites in their tracks:
- Use Antibacterial Allergy-Proof Bedding
We spend a lot of time rolling around on our beds and in our sheets. While doing so, little particles of our dead skin flake away and become an attractive meal for dust mites.
Allergy-proof pillowcases and bedding are made of tightly woven fibers. This design ensures that dust and skin particles don’t escape through the fabric of your bedding into your mattress and pillows where dust mites can nest and fester.
Allergy-proof bedding is now widely available, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of wholesale bedding providers with inexpensive options. For example, I invested in a Xiaomi Pillow Case with antibacterial properties, and it cost me $20. It’s made a noticeable difference to my sniffling at night which used to be constant. Needless to say, I have bought a few more since then, and the quality is great. Your choice of bedding can make all the difference and this is one of the first things I would do to prevent dust mites in my home.
- Change Your Bedding Weekly
The longer your sheets and pillowcases go between washes, the more dust and skin they’ll accumulate and the more likely that you’ll leave yourself open to dust mite infestations.
If you hot-wash your bedding or even just tumble-dry it after a cold wash, the dust mites won’t survive the heat. If you’re super busy and can’t see yourself washing your sheets weekly, the easy answer is to buy more sheets! It really isn’t an expensive affair if you shop online. I just jumped on the internet and searched both home textiles manufacturers and wholesale bedding providers, and a vast number of affordable options came up.
- Vaccum Regularly
Carpets and communal areas with fabric lounges and throw pillows need to be cleaned regularly to ensure they don’t become a habitat for dust mites.
Vacuuming daily is a must as it can be very difficult to remove dust mites once they settle into your carpet. It’s a great idea to make a list of all your home textiles and then put together a cleaning schedule that you tick off by date so that you can stay on top of cleaning and keep track of what has and hasn’t been done.
There you have it. Some super easy ways to eliminate dust mites and keep them out of your home forever. Get online to an affordable wholesale bedding provider and upgrade your bedding, then sit down and put together a sensible cleaning regime for all your other home textiles. These simple changes will see you living in a delightful, allergy-free home in no time.