7 Tips & Tricks To Help You Combat Household Allergens #sponsored

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Allergies stink. No one likes to be sick. I often talk about the fact that I have allergies and asthma. My allergies aren’t really all that bad, but what happens with me is that when I have an allergic reaction, it messes with my asthma and I often end up with a nasty case of bronchitis that can last for weeks. And chronic bronchitis is so bad. Because of this, I try to avoid triggers whenever possible as I am sure many of you do, too. So, today I am sharing with you tips and products that I use in my home to try to combat household allergens. Some of these products were given to me to try and some were paid for. ALL are products that I love and now want to share with you.

Tips & Tricks To Help Combat Household Allergens

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1. Take Your Meds – This one can sometimes be hard for me. My doctor recommends that I take meds daily to avoid allergic reactions. Sometimes I forget. And when I do, I generally pay for it. Talk to your doctor. If he/she recommends you take medicine, try as best as you can to follow their recommendations. Be sure to also take vitamins. And don’t forget to make yourself a cute Cruise Themed Vitamin Dispenser.

2. Dust & Dust Often – This one is also a hard one for me. Dusting can literally make me sick. So, others in the family get this chore. But, let’s be honest, no one wants to dust. Getting people to dust for you might be hard. If you can’t get anyone else to do it, you might want to get some of those germ masks they sell at stores. I also find that baby wipes are great to dust with. They are gentle on most things and seem to catch a lot of the dust before it flies back into the air.

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3. Use Nasal Strips To Help You Get Plenty Of Sleep – I like to use these after I start having symptoms. It can be tough when allergies bother you all night. But sleep is so important. If you blow your nose a lot during allergy season, your nasal passages can become inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. I have found that using Breathe Right Nasal Strips can help you get a better night’s sleep by opening your nasal passages so you can breathe easier. They are also great to use if you just have the type of nasal congestion that leads to snoring. In particular, I really like the Lavender Breather Right Nasal Strips and the Breathe Right Extra Clear For Sensitive Skin Nasal Strips.

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4. Vacuum Thoroughly – I have pets and they can leave fur everywhere. They call them fur babies for a reason. I wouldn’t give up my two dogs for anything, but dander and fur are definitely triggers for me. So, vacuuming often is super important. Right now I am loving the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum. What I like best about it is that it is not just for carpet. You can use it to clean your floors, furniture, ledges, stairs, ceiling fans, whatever. The best things about it are that you can pull the canister off to get under hard to reach places like furniture. You can also dump the canister without ever touching one of those nasty bags. And, most importantly for allergy sufferers like myself, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away has a HEPA filter which traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.

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5. Change Your Filters – If you are like me, changing your home air filter is something you never think about. With Filter Snap, the filters come straight to your door so that you don’t have to think about it. You just select the quality and replacement schedule that you would like and when the filter arrives at your door, you know it’s time to change it. I have been using this service for a while now and I have to say, each time the filters show up at my door, I am surprised. So I would have never thought about changing the filter myself. But it’s important. Why? Because your air filter helps to protect your entire HVAC system, saving you money and limiting household pollutants.

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6. Use A HEPA Allergen Remover – Did you know that you can actively clean the air in your home? We have been using the Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover in our home for a while now. What I love is that you can operate it with your iPhone or Android device. It also comes with a free app that lets you set the HEPA Allergen Filter to turn on and off automatically depending on whatever schedule you like including basing it on the conditions in your area. The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover can also alert you to outside pollen and mold levels in your area. And, most importantly, it captures up to 99.97% of microscopic allergens. Oh, and it looks pretty. :)

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7. Stay Hydrated - I love water. But it can sometimes seem like a chore to drink it all day, everyday. That is where Zing Anything comes in. With the Zing Anything Citrus Zinger and the Zing Anything Infusion Set, you can add fruits and vegetables to your water without actually dropping them in the container. Amber is using the Citrus Zinger which allows you to add lemon, lime and clementines to your water. I am using the Infusion Set which allows for the same as Amber’s plus cucumber and kiwi. You just place your fruit or vegetable into the bottom compartment and twist. Easy peasy.

How Do You Combat Household Allergens?

Do you have other tips and tricks to share to help others combat household allergens? Please share in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. These are such great tips!We just changed our filter so I’m hoping that will help a bit. I need to look into the other stuff too!

  2. Those are great tips! We do many of these in our home because my daughter has asthma. I need to get those breathing strips for my husband who snores like crazy, maybe this would help!

  3. We have seasonal allergies here. This air filter is something that we need.

  4. Aside from being one of my hobbies (I’m only kind of joking haha), vacuuming really does help! And I had no idea that staying hydrated has a real effect on your allergies, that’s so good to know!

  5. We have a bunch of different things on this list that we do already. We have a filter that we clean off all the time just to make sure that the air is cleaner. We do need to do a air duct clean out I’m hoping to do that soon

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      We need to get our ducts cleaned, too. I am not sure that we have ever done that!

  6. These are great tips. We follow most of these. I don’t have an allergen remover though. I will have to check into that. Thank you for all of the great tips!

  7. Thanks for sharing these great tips. I keep forgetting to change the filter in our home. We also have pets and the fur can be found everywhere.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Since I have started changing my filter on a regular basis {you should have seen the one we pulled out before we started the new routine – yuck} we are finding much less dust and pet fur around the house. We used to see fur balls randomly roll across the floor like tumbleweeds, bahahaha!

  8. Dust is a big one for me. I try to have the vacuuming and dusting done almost daily.

  9. These are great tips which I really need to try. We all seem to be suffering from allergies more than usual.

  10. If I do not vacuum daily I get itchy and sneezy from my dog. I could use some air purifiers for my main living area.

  11. I think these tips are so great! Thank you so much for sharing this post.

  12. Such great tips! We always forget to replace filters

  13. Great tips! We always always always forget to replace our air filter. We all suffer with seasonal allergies so I am going to set a reminder in my phone!

  14. I have been sneezing nonstop the past few weeks. I couldn’t tell you the last time I changed my air filters so will have to do that.

  15. These are really great ideas. Changing out our filters is huge at our house. I always forget.

  16. Very needed post! I personally don’y have any allergies but I know some people who could use these tips

  17. Thanks for these tips. We are allergic to everything so I have to do start changing things up so we can live healthier. These are good tips to start!

  18. So of my family gets allergies from time to time, and we have employed several of these tips over the year. And for the most part, they’ve all worked too!

  19. Great tips to combat allergerns. Dusting is a major task and struggle for us because we live in the desert and it’s super dusty. I’m like you and get my entire family to help out with it :-)

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oh wow! I couldn’t imagine. I am so allergic to dust that would probably have me sick all the time!

  20. I don’t deal with allergies myself, but some of my kids do. Since I’m not suffering I often forget to take precautions rather than just treating symptoms. Thanks for the great tips!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Even though I am an allergy sufferer, I still often forget to take precautions. But I am trying to be much better about it. After all, in the long run, it’s so much easier just to take the precautions first instead of dealing with the problem later.

  21. Elizabeth O. says:

    There are so many factors that causes allergies but these tips are definitely helpful! It’s important to clean up especially as the seasons change.

  22. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Changing the filters is a definite to help with allergens as well as dusting often. It can be a chore but to breathe better it’s so worth it.

  23. I have allergies so a filter or changing filters might be a great way of controlling the allergies!

  24. thanks for sharing these tips. I love that vitamin container. Reminds me of my favorite place- the ocean :)

  25. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    We have terrible allergies in our house. These are great tips. I will have to try the Lavender Breather Right Nasal Strips.

  26. Lisa Bristol says:

    I have been having issues sleeping because of a stuffed up nose. I will have to pick up some Breathe Right Extra Clear For Sensitive Skin Nasal Strips. I have not been able to use the regular Breathe Right strips because my skin is super sensitive.

  27. Tammi Roy says:

    Allergies are a terrible thing to suffer from. I will have to try a few of these tips in my house. An air filter system is a good idea.

  28. gingermommyrants says:

    Thanks for the reminder to change my filters. We have been lucky this year and our allergies have been mild.

  29. It is great to have a plan for attackinga nd protecting one’s self from household allegens. After all, we all want ot be comfortable and happy at home.

  30. I’m notoriously bad about changing my air filters. You’re so right! Being able to have them delivered is such a blessing!

  31. Great tips! Changing the filters in your house is a must!

  32. We change our filters MORE than regularly. Our daughter suffers from chronic sinusitis so it is imperative we are clear of dust.

  33. Kathy Kenny Ngo says:

    I have allergies too and I need this tips. Thank you for the awesome advice. I will definitely try this.

  34. Robin Rue says:

    We suffer from allergies a lot in my household. These are great tips and advice to keep them at bay.

  35. Sarah Bailey says:

    Breathe right strips have always helped in my older house that I have. Even though we change the filters and try to keep everything dust free, those sneaky allergies can interrupt my sleep!

  36. These are some great tips! So far my family has been blessed with not allergies.. I’d like to keep it that way. ;)

  37. Awesome post with great products and tips.
    I definitely want to share them with my family.

  38. These are all very helpful tips! I have horrible allergies. I am going to try the Breathe Right Strips! YAY!

  39. I have to change our filters more often than normal. My daughter and I have really bad allergies and the slight build up of dust will make us sneeze like there is no tomorrow.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That sounds horrible. I wonder if getting a different type and quality of filter might help.

  40. Jamela Porter says:

    I can’t sleep unless I have Breathe Right Strips. My grandma use to wear them every night for bed and I picked up the habit from her.

  41. Staying hydrated is a big one. We could really use a good vac. too!

  42. My kids are prone to dust allergies… sneezing and coughing are always present in our household. Hopefully I can get a new vac for us to use to remove those pesky dust.

  43. Tell me about it. Dusting’s that one task that you want and don’t want at the same time. I appreciate the informative column about safeguarding our breaths, it really is a bit worry-some when you’re sneezing half of the time.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      It really is worrisome. We shouldn’t be sneezing all the time. And it’s annoying, lol.

  44. Awesome tips! My hubby and I just did a whole sweep of your house from top to bottom. Crazy how much dust is collected over a couple weeks!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      It really is. It gets everywhere. And it seems like the moment you dust, the dust comes right back. I was told that changing the home air filters on a regular schedule would make it to where you would need to dust less often and I am definitely finding that to be true.

  45. These are some really great tips, I don’t dust as often as I should that needs to change.

  46. These are great tips! I really need to stay hydrated and take the allergy meds. I just can’t stand taking pills.

    But I definitely need the help