Pollen allergies tend to be some of the worst allergies you can face.  Sometimes no matter what you do, it’s difficult to shake that runny nose, scratchy throat, tired-eyes feeling. If you have pollen allergies, this is surely something that you have encountered before — and so many of us think this is just something that you have to live with — but here are some new tips for handling your pollen allergies this year:

Do Your Laundry

If you like to have your window open or you just have a lot of foot traffic in your home, you might want to do your laundry more often than you do now. This is especially important for anything “soft” in your home, like your bedding, blankets, pillows, and even rugs.

Use Recirculation

If you notice that your allergies get worse when you are in the car, consider using the recirculation setting on the air conditioner. If you currently don’t use the air conditioner, you may want to start and shut off the vents in your car so that the pollen can’t get in.

Get a Window Filter

A window filter will keep everything that can make your allergies that much worse out of your home, including pollen, dust, dirt, and exhaust soot. Window filters use polymer screens that filter out even the smallest particles. It does so without causing a lot of noise and without using electricity.

Even better, most filters are very easy to install by yourself. If you are interested in getting a pollen window filter screen, click here to learn more about our Pollentec Rolls.

Change Your Schedule

There are certain times of the day when pollen levels are higher than others. Pay attention to the pollen count for your part of the country and then see how you can adjust your schedule. Most often, the count is far higher in the morning, so you may want to consider switching from morning runs to evening runs.

Consider Different Flooring

Carpets tend to hold pollen much more than any other type of flooring, and they also hold a lot of other debris as well. Even with regular vacuuming and maintenance, carpets will irritate your allergies even more than area rugs, which are at least easier to clean thoroughly.

If your allergies are terrible, you don’t have to get by with just taking medication and trying to avoid socialization for a few months. Instead, change up some of your habits to see if you can change how you feel.