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Slipcovers Great For Allergy Sufferers

September 23rd, 2011

Although individuals may erroneously believe that allergy season ends when the weather gets cooler, true allergy-sufferers know that the allergy triggers move from outside to indoors. There are several simple precautions you may take to guard against fall and winter allergens.

Furniture traps allergens such as dust and pet dander. Although furniture is difficult and expensive to clean, slipcovers are easy to remove from furniture and easy to clean. A good way to combat and manage allergies is to wash furniture slipcovers and cushion covers once a week; doing this will remove the any accumulation of allergens.

Polyester slipcovers are especially easy to clean (pet hair falls off of it in the dryer) and dry without wrinkles. In the winter, they are more prone to static electricity, so you may want to use “Static Guard” to keep from getting shocked.

Slipcovers that are fitted with elastic are generally not machine washable, so confirm that the ones you purchase may be laundered at home when you buy them from a retailer or online. Slipcovers are affordable and may be custom made to suit distinctive or uniquely shaped pieces of furniture.

Furniture slipcovers also make the process of redecorating easier; if you need to tear up carpeting because it is triggering your allergies, you do not need to spend an exorbitant amount of money getting new furniture that will match the new flooring. Instead, all you need to do is update your slipcovers. This way, you get to address your allergies and redo the room’s dcor.

A dehumidifier is another great weapon against indoor allergies since it collects from the air moisture that would otherwise lead to must and mold. Although you may not think you need a dehumidifier in the cold months, if a pipe leaks or the ground quickly thaws, it will remove the excess water in the air. A dehumidifier is particularly useful in a naturally damp location such as a basement. The most basic ways to combat indoor allergies are to consistently and thoroughly dust, vacuum, and wash furniture, floors, and fabrics, respectively. If you frequently and effectively clean and dust pet dander, other indoor allergens will not have time to buildup and you will not have to suffer through a sneeze-inducing major cleaning project.

Indoor allergies may be as aggravating as outdoor allergies, but they may be easily conquered with a few simple tricks and precautions. Items such as slipcovers and dehumidifiers each contribute to you being able to breathe more easily in your own home.

SlipCoverShop.com has a fantastic selection of easy-to-care-for and decorative furniture slipcovers. From daybed covers to futon covers and beyond, you can find beautiful designs for the home.

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