Cleaning Tips To Combat Indoor Allergies: Vacuums, Microfiber, And More

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Cleaning Tips To Combat Indoor Allergies: Vacuums, Microfiber, And More

Many of you probably already know that I have killer food allergies, but in addition to those food allergies, I also have seasonal and indoor allergies. Fun, right?! No matter what I do, those indoor allergies are always present, but I do have some key tips to share on how to ease those allergies, using products like a really good vacuum.

Head on over to my Google+ page to see pictures from when I found my new vacuum!

Dust with microfiber. I bought a cheap pack of microfiber cloths at Walmart in the auto section. They do a really good job of holding on to the dust so I don’t have to worry about any flying off of the bookshelf and onto the floor.

Change your air filter. Make sure you do this consistently based on the manufacturers recommended schedule.

Clean your fans. You can put an old pillowcase over each blade, and wipe the blade with the inside of the case so that the dust stays in the case instead of falling on the ground.

Kill mold right away. Even if you see just a speck of mold in the shower or under a sink, kill it immediately so that it doesn’t spread. Bleach is fantastic for killing mold.

Use a carpet cleaner. My recommendation for a good carpet cleaner is a vacuum because it doesn’t have chemicals like liquid carpet cleaning products tend to have. I just bought the Eureka AirSpeed ONE Turbo Vacuum from Walmart, and so far I am loving it. When we went to the store to check out the selection, I was pleasantly surprised at how many kinds of vacuums they carried. The Eureka immediately stood out to me because of the fun bright green color!

Cleaning Tips To Combat Indoor Allergies: Vacuums, Microfiber, And More

When we got home, my hubby assembled it right away for me because I was eager to try it out. A few pieces of the vacuum were difficult to assemble, but overall the directions were good and it only took a few minutes.


In the past we have had bad luck with vacuums. They always seem to break within the first few weeks of having them. Plus, I’ve found that most of them don’t get up all the dust from the carpet. Having a dust allergy, this is something that is super important to me.

One of my favorite things about the finished product is how lightweight it is. Normally I am not able to lift boxes of large items, but I was able to lift the vacuum’s box with ease, which gives me hope that I’ll be able to vacuum the stairs without any problems. When I used it, it was like the vacuum was gliding on the carpet. It took no effort to push it, which concerned me because I was afraid it wasn’t going to suck anything up. Boy was I wrong. I couldn’t believe how much dust was in my living room carpet! I’m loving my new Eureka Airspeed ONE Turbo vacuum! The performance is like nothing I have every seen before in a vacuum. Now that I have this vacuum, I can actually lie down on the floor without feeling like I’m choking on a dust ball! And what makes this even more amazing is that I didn’t have to spend $300+ to get such a great product – it was only $59.96. Can you tell how excited I am to vacuum now :)

  Eureka Vacuum


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  1. I think I may have to get this!!! We’ve been needing a new vacuum but I really don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on one! Thanks!
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  2. Skweeky says:

    Cant complain about the price!

  3. The more I read, the more I want! For less than $60, I can have one for every floor of my house!
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    • Isn’t it great?! I did a double take when I saw the price because vacuums that cheap usually break after first use.

  4. Glenda @ Busy-at-Home says:

    I’m loving mine, too! And my guess is that we will see a marked improvement in our son’s allergies, too!
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  5. My husband is the only one with allergies but I’ve been working on helping him be able to breathe better in the house. Thanks for the great review, its almost time for us to get a new vacuum.
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  6. I love that it is lightweight! I hate carrying a bulky vacuum up and down the stairs!
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    • The stairs are my least favorite place to vacuum because of that, but this vacuum solves the problem :)

  7. That vacuum only costs that much? Wow – looks really sturdy and easy to move around!

  8. These are some great tips for helping with allergies!
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