Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do we have allergies even when we’re in our home?” The reason could be because of dust accumulating in your house. And one of the places dust loves to live is in cluttered areas.
Allergies can be irritating and can hinder our lives. It’s no secret that removing the clutter in your home can be good for your mental health, but not everyone knows that a clutter-free home can relieve you from your allergies too.
Why Do We Have Allergies?
Have you ever wondered, “Why won’t my allergies go away?”
Before you can find a cure or prevent allergies, you must first understand the causes or triggers of environmental allergies.
What are Environmental Allergies?
Environmental allergies happen when your body and the immune system react to a trigger. It could be pet dander, molds, pollen, and even dust.
Once your immune system detects these triggers, it produces substances called antibodies. Allergies cause sneezing, runny nose, itching, and even hives.
Allergies can differ from person to person. Some react mildly, often only suffering from a runny nose and sneezes; others can have symptoms like hives and severe itchiness. Hearing this, you may be wondering, “Can allergies be cured or prevented?” The answer is while many allergies can’t be cured, they can be prevented.
Specifically, decluttering can help you get a dust free home. Here are a few reasons why decluttering can help with your allergies.
Decluttering Can Help You Clean Your House
If you start cleaning and find yourself sneezing, you might wonder, “Why is my house so dusty?”
If you feel that your allergies are being caused by dust in your home, then it’s time to declutter. There are no doubt places in your home that are hard to reach with a broom or a vacuum cleaner; even a well-organized home has these troublesome places.
So, if you think it has been a while since you’ve organized your house, then it’s probably time to check and declutter.
There can be places where dust, pet dander, and other things have been collecting for years, wreaking havoc on anyone in your family with allergies.
Eventually, your HVAC system will spread these allergens throughout your home, causing all of the upper respiratory issues and allergic reactions that you want to avoid.
Simply removing the clutter in your home will remove at least some of the hard-to-reach places and ensure that your vacuum and broom collect all of the dust and pet hair that they’re supposed to.
Decluttering Can Help You Get Rid of Things That Collect Dust
Another question you may be asking is, “Why is there so much dust in my house, and why is my room so dusty?” Take a look at your things. A cluttered home is full of things that are going unused and are collecting dust.
If you keep these items, chances are you’re creating a place where dust and other allergens can accumulate. Just like the hard-to-reach corners of your home, this dust can cause problems as it is allowed to be distributed throughout your home.
Once you get rid of the things you no longer need, your home will be spacious and have less dust.
Why do we have allergies? One big reason is your environment. The next time you start sneezing, take a look around your house and see if there are piles of clutter you could clean up. Keep in mind that decluttering your home might not get rid of all the dust, but it will surely help you clean it. It’s the first step in preventing allergies.
Go through what you don’t think you need the next time you dust your furniture to find out for yourself.
Like we said before, a dirty home that triggers your allergies shouldn’t be the only impetus to get rid of your clutter, but it will be far more helpful than you might think.