How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

The weather is finally warming up and when you step outdoors, the stronger rays of the sun feel great as they hit your skin. Spring weather makes most people long to spend more time outside. This is especially true for active individuals who can’t wait to ditch the treadmill for a run through the park or skip a class at the gym to engage in an outdoor activity.

Along with the improving weather conditions at this time of year, however, is the increasing number of allergens that keep many of us sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing our eyes. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, about 40 million people in the United States reportedly have some type of allergy, with seasonal allergens topping the list of the most common allergy triggers. While allergies are no fun, they shouldn’t confine you to a life spent indoors.

Dr. Josh Sandell of Orthology, a world-class solution for rapid recovery from physical injuries and chronic pain, has put together some tips on how to make your way through allergy season as effectively as possible so your seasonal sniffles don’t slow you down or keep you from enjoying the great outdoors.  Because my whole family is suffering right now I wanted to share these tips with you so that you might get some relief too!

Pollen Counts

Pollen counts vary from day to day and even throughout the day, so it’s best to head outdoors when counts are at their lowest, whenever possible. Some claim that pollen counts are highest during the morning hours, while others say they peak more around midday, but later in the afternoon or evening is probably the best time to head out for a run or other physical activity if you’re susceptible to pollen.

Check the Weather

Weather can also have an impact. Dry, warm and windy days bring with them higher pollen counts than cool, damp days. There are plenty of websites and apps that can provide you with information about pollen counts so you can monitor the best times to head outdoors or when to consider staying inside.

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is not only cathartic, but it can actually help relieve your suffering from allergies as windows, blinds, and items in old storage could be harboring dust and mold which can cause your allergies to act up. Doing a thorough spring cleaning by vacuuming carpet and washing down surfaces can get rid of potential irritants and give you a great workout in the process!  {Check out our 1 Month Spring Cleaning Guide and our Top 12 Dusting Tips and Tricks!}

Top 12 Dusting Tips and Tricks

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Dusting Tips It’s that time of year again.  Oh, you know the one.  Eyes are watering, flowers are blooming, and the kids are running around the yard.  Spring has sprung!  For many of us spring is also the beginning of our annual ritual of spring cleaning.

I want to share my top ten tips and tricks for one cleaning chore that will never end….laundry you guess?  Well, not today.  Today we’re going to tackle the topic of dusting.  Bunnies in your lawn are cute, dust bunnies hiding behind your couch are not so charming.

*Heads Up: We have a spring cleaning giveaway at the end of this post!*

Dusting

 

  1.  Let’s talk tools.  You want something that will grab the dust as opposed to just pushing it around…and you don’t want one that will leave lint or feathers behind.  I’ve heard rave reviews about feather dusters made with ostrich feathers.  I bought one and while I feel like a fancy maid while using it, I don’t feel like it really grabs the dust.  That may be because I wait a week (or more!) in between dusting but who has time for more than that anyway?  If you dust frequently and don’t have grime left behind from kids that you also want to get off while you dust then an ostrich feather duster may be great for you.  For me and my chaotic life I prefer a microfiber cloth.  It’s great!
  2.  Another tool I like to reach for is Endust dusting spray.  It’s not a polish that will leave a yucky residue on your furniture but a dusting spray which is just what I need.  Endust is a silicone-free formula that’s designed to leave a natural shine without any build-up.  It helps grab the dust and erases the fingerprint smudges.  Plus, my daughter loves the lemon scent it leaves behind.  Where to buy?  You can pick up a can of Endust Lemon at Amazon.com, Walmart, or almost any grocery store.  Here’s a coupon for it!
  3.  Dust from top to bottom, THEN vacuum.  I read this tip in a magazine when I was a child and I remember it still.  I have a tendency to want to vacuum first but that will only stir up the dirt that will later end up on my furniture again.  Dusting from top to bottom keeps me from dusting something twice.  If I dust the bottom of the bookshelf first and work my way up, the bottom shelf will have a thin layer of freshly fallen dust on it.  Remember to go top to bottom.
  4. Dusting delicate items When I was a kid one of my chores was to dust the items on our family’s coffee table.  I can still envision the two deer and the doe that had the crossed legs.  I loved how shiny they were once they were clean!  To clean delicate items lightly spray your microfiber cloth with dusting spray.  Use a moist Q-tip or clean painting brush for those hard to reach places that dust can collect.
  5.  Walls, chair rail, door frames, crown molding, window sills, and baseboards.  Whew, I get exhausted just writing all of that out.  These areas can surprisingly hold a lot of dust.  My mom had me clean our wood paneled walls when I was younger and I have my kids clean our walls now.  This is a great chore to pass on to any youngins you have at home.  Microfiber cloths are again my go to rag of choice.  They’re also great to cover a broom with and use to reach the high places you can’t reach without a ladder.
  6. Electronics.  A quick swipe with a CLEAN microfiber cloth usually does the trick but if there is any build up from sticky little fingers use a wipe especially for electronics.  I would recommend testing a new wipe in an inconspicuous area if you haven’t used that brand before.  If you’re cleaning and crevices around vents or cords it’s best to turn off and unplug the device before dusting.
  7. Curtains and Blinds.  Vacuum both sides of your curtains regularly to avoid build up.  I’m sure it’s recommended to have them laundered on a regular basis too but I never do…maybe I should.  For dusting blinds you could use a feather duster, or a microfiber cloth and painstakingly go over each row.  What I do is fill a bathtub with warm soapy water and dunk the whole set of blinds in there swishing them around, wiping quickly and patting dry before rehanging.  That might not be the best way but it works for me and it quickly gets them sparking clean.
  8. Couches.  I love to deep clean my furniture by using the tools on my vacuum to “brush” my cushions and to get in the crevices and get out any left behind crumbs.  Why do I like to do clean a couch?  I’m weird I guess.
  9. Ceiling fans.  We have a special duster especially for fan blades.  It’s easy peasy and leaves the blades clean.  A chair and a cleaning rag work just as well though but I’m lazy.
  10. Light fixtures.  Yearly I’ll clean the ceiling lights.  I wish it was more often but I’m just going to be honest with you.  I’ll clean the floor and table lamps more often with a damp cloth but the ceiling lights get a once a year treatment.  If I’m up to the challenge I’ll clean each light by hand but most of the time I’ll set them in the dishwasher and let it do it’s thing.  No one has to know! 🙂
  11. Behind the refrigerator and stove.  The first time I cleaned behind mine was when I was pregnant and I wanted EVERYTHING clean.  It was disgusting and took much longer than it should have to clean it because the grime was so thick.  I now clean back there more often with a rag and hot soapy water.  Cleaning behind these may keep your appliances working longer but it also eliminates crumbs that unwanted pests may feast on.  Plus, you’ll feel like super woman for having cleaned something that no one would ever see just because you could.
  12. Furnace vents.  I use our vacuum’s attachments to regularly clean the dust that is in the vents in our home.  This is a job my daughter loves to do for me.  It’s recommended that furnace ducts should be professionally cleaned every few years.

There you have it folks, those are my dusting tips that will hopefully help you clean your home more efficiently and keep dust from accumulating and effecting your health. Out of curiosity, how often do you dust around your home?  Also, if you have any great dusting tips I would love to hear them.  Please share and tips or tricks you have in the comments below!

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Remove Rust With Cola

Rusty Tools

What do you do when rust takes over your once loved items?  Buy expensive cleaners?  Donate them?  Hide them in the back of your drawer and pretend you never saw the rust?  Joene from our Live With Less Facebook group posed this question to the group and was surprised by the answer.  Several people mentioned that she should soak them in cola so she did.  30 minutes later the change was remarkable.  Take a look!

Rust Removed With Cola

They don’t look like the same items, do they?  Now they are stunning!

The cola contains carbonic acid which reacts with the iron oxide in the rust and breaks the bond it has with the metal.  I’ve also heard that if you have stubborn rust you can rub foil on the soaked item for even more rust busting power.  The foil is stronger than the rust but not strong enough to scratch chrome.

Thank you for sharing, Joene!!

If you have a tip that you’d like to share on this blog please contact me via the contact form or at MrsAshleyWalkup@gmail.com.

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Declutter Game $100 Prize! #LiveWithLess

Declutter Game

For those who haven’t been following along with our Live With Less series, we had a game last month and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we really enjoyed it.  It was surprisingly fun and so freeing!  Congratulations, to Ashley M. our winner for February!

I had just planned on doing it one month but at the end of the month I looked around my house and I honestly couldn’t tell that I got rid of a thing!  I haven’t missed anything and my house is still cluttered.  Maybe some of you don’t have an extra 400 and some things to get rid of again this month but I know some of you do…and I hope some new faces will join us.

For those who participated last month, I’ll save you some reading and say that the rules are the same.  For those who are new, welcome!  All the details you need are below and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Declutter game - $100 cash prize!

A game that will hopefully end with everyone owning less stuff and one winner walking away with a $100 in cash!

The game is a simple one.  For the month of March, you will need to get rid of one thing on the first day of the month.  On the second, two things.  On the third, three things….and so on.  Clothes, toys, tools, junk, decorations, etc.

This is your mission should you choose to accept it!  It starts off easy but it will soon get trickier.  You can do it!!

Because we’re already a little behind you can make them up at anytime through the 7th.

How will I choose a winner?  We’re all winners by getting rid of our unwanted belongings but I’ll choose a winner from the people who take pictures of their discarded items each day and do one of three things 1) Share them on social media and tag them #EmbracingHomemaking and #LiveWithLess, if you’re not active online 2) Email the pictures to me at MrsAshleyWalkup@gmail.com or 3) Share them in our Live With Less Facebook group.

Q&A

  • – If you skip a day are you disqualified? No, but you may only skip one day at a time.  Two consecutive skips will disqualify you from winning but you’re welcome to continue playing.
  • Can you work ahead?  Yes, try to only do one or two days ahead though.
  • – Can you track my shares on social media?  Yes, if you use the #EmbracingHomemaking and #LiveWithLess hashtag I can track them.
  • – How can I make sure my emails get delivered to you? Okay, so no one would really ask this but for my sanity, could you please put #LiveWithLess Day 1 in the subject line?  Thank you!
  • – How do I make up the days that have already passed?  Simply take a picture of one item by itself, two items by themselves, etc. until the 7th, when you should be caught up.  By then you should have a total of 28 items being trashed, donated, or set aside to sell.
  • – If I share pictures of my junk in the Live With Less Facebook group will all of my friends see it?  No, not unless they are in the group.
  • – Will you be sharing the items you’re getting rid of?  Yes!  I’ll be posting them in our Live With Less Facebook group daily.  Forgive the bad quality pics, this is going to be a quick thing every day.
  • – What if more than one person makes it to the 28th?  That would be wonderful and I would choose a winner at random using random.org.
  • – What if no one makes it to the 31st?  Then I’m keeping the money for myself and going to the spa! 😉

A Side Note:

Have you been selling some of your items that you’re tossing?  I’ve been selling some of my unwanted things online and have been shocked at the money I’ve made.  So far this year, I’ve pocketed just under $800!  ….and I haven’t missed anything I’ve sold!!!

Who’s ready to play?  I hope you’ll join me!  This is more fun with friends!

If you’re just now joining us and want to catch up on past posts you can find them all linked here on the intro post to our Live With Less series.

Declutter Game – Prize $100 Cash!

Declutter Game

For those who haven’t been following along with our Live With Less series, we had a challenge last month to completely clean a small space in your home.  You can read more about it here but the gist is we separated our space into sections and worked on it a little at a time.  I was excited about it but I found out that that process overwhelmed many of you.  I’ve been there before.  Many times.

This month I want to do something a little more fun and a little less daunting – let’s play a game!

Declutter game - $100 cash prize!

A game that will hopefully end with everyone owning less stuff and one winner walking away with a $100 in cash!

The game is a simple one.  For the month of February, you need to get rid of one thing on the first day of the month.  On the second, two things.  On the third, three things….and so on.  Clothes, toys, tools, junk, decorations, etc.

This is your mission should you choose to accept it!  It starts off easy but it will soon get trickier.  Just think though, this is the shortest month of the year.  You can do it!!

Because we’re already 4 days behind you can make them up at anytime this week.

How will I choose a winner?  We’re all winners by getting rid of our unwanted belongings but I’ll choose a winner from the people who take pictures of their discarded items each day and do one of three things 1) Share them on social media and tag them #LiveWithLess, if you’re not active online 2) Email the pictures to me at MrsAshleyWalkup@gmail.com or 3) Share them in our Live With Less Facebook group.

Q&A

  • – If you skip a day are you disqualified? No, but you may only skip one day at a time.  Two consecutive skips will disqualify you from winning but you’re welcome to continue playing.
  • – Can you track my shares on social media?  Yes, if you use the #LiveWithLess hashtag I can track them.
  • – How can I make sure my emails get delivered to you? Okay, so no one would really ask this but for my sanity, could you please put #LiveWithLess Day 1 in the subject line?  Thank you!
  • – How do I make up the days that have already passed?  Simply take a picture of one item by itself, two items by themselves, etc. until this Saturday (the 7th) when you should be caught up.  By then you should have a total of 28 items being trashed, donated, or set aside to sell.
  • – If I share pictures of my junk in the Live With Less Facebook group will all of my friends see it?  No, not unless they are in the group.
  • – Will you be sharing the items you’re getting rid of?  Yes!  I’ll be posting them on Instagram and in our Live With Less Facebook group daily.  Forgive the bad quality pics, this is going to be a quick thing every day.
  • – What if more than one person makes it to the 28th?  That would be wonderful and I would choose a winner at random using random.org.
  • – What if no one makes it to the 28th?  Then I’m keeping the money for myself and going to the spa! 😉

A Side Note:

Have you been selling some of your items that you’re tossing?  I started selling some of my unwanted things online and have been shocked at the money I’ve made.  So far this year, I’ve pocketed $550!

If you have any questions or if I missed something please let me know.

Who’s ready to play?  I hope you’ll join me!  This will be more fun with friends!

If you’re just now joining us and want to catch up on past posts you can find them all linked here on the intro post to our Live With Less series.

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Thanks to Viva for sponsoring today’s discussion.

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Disinfecting wipes are fabulous for scrubbing away grime and killing germs but they can also do a number on your wallet.  In an effort to cut back on cost and chemicals I found and a DIY Homemade Disinfecting Wipes Recipe.  This is an old recipe from back before DIY was an acronym and when “do it yourself” was a way of life.  I found this recipe in an old, nearly falling apart, recipe book a church put together decades ago.  My mom gave it to me a few years back and I can’t remember where she told me she got it from.  The front cover is torn off so I can’t even read what church it was from.  I love old tried and true recipes, don’t you?

Now on with the wipes!

Supplies:

– A large size old disinfecting wipes container {or  you could use a storage container with a hole cut in the top as the book suggests – I’ll take the easy route!}
– Electric knife {or any fancy saw of your choosing}
– Roll of paper towels
– Pine-Sol
– Measuring cups

Viva Vantage

Instructions:

– Choose a good thick paper towel that will hold up well while pulling it through the dispenser and for scrubbing purposes.  My favorite for this project is the Viva Vantage paper towels.  They’re strong, stretchable, and they’ll get the job done.

– Leave the paper towel plastic wrapper on if you bought the individual rolls, if not, you can skip this step, it’s no big deal.  Use the electric knife to cut your paper towels in half {horizontally}.  Remove the wrapper if applicable and sit your roll down inside the empty disinfecting wipes container.

– Mix 1/2 cup of Pine-Sol and 2 1/2 cups of water.

– Pour your cleaning solution to fill your wipes container and allow to soak overnight.

– Remove the lid and carefully pull out the cardboard tube from the center of your wipes.  Now find the center paper towel where the tube had been and carefully pull that up and thread it through the lid of the container.

That’s all there is to it!  I hope you’ll give these homemade disinfecting wipes a try.  If you do be sure and stop back by here and let me know how you liked them!

Oxiclean Baby Stain Soaker & Spray

Oxiclean Baby Stain Soaker

Tonight while I was looking to buy refills for our diaper pail online one of the recommended items caught my attention.  It was for Oxiclean Baby Stain Soaker.  Who knew there was such a thing?!  I sure didn’t!  I’ve loved Oxiclean for years and I’ve used it to get impossible formula and baby food stains out of my tiniest’s laundry items BUT I always had to rewash those clothes again to try and get those harsh cleaners out.  Now I won’t have to.  I’m pretty pumped about this!

Oh, and check out these  awesome “sale” prices listed at Babies R Us.  They made me smile.

Hot savings...or not. lol

Diapers.com has Oxiclean Baby Stain Soaker for $9.99 (plus free 2 day delivery for orders of $49+).  Not only that but they also have Oxiclean Baby Stain Remover Spray which I’m also going to get!  Two of these bottles are on sale for $11.19.

Oxiclean Baby Spray

Both of these new, or new to me, items have great reviews online but I’m interested if any of you have tried them and what you think.

One Month Spring Cleaning Guide

One Month Spring Cleaning Guide

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE deep cleaning.  A little clutter here and here is okay by me but I disdain dirt and dust!  My husband is the exact opposite so you would think we would have an immaculate house but we don’t.  Every year spring cleaning leaves me exhausted but also with a deep sense of accomplishment.  Last year I was pregnant during spring so I had to do things a little differently and space out my bursts of cleaning.  I actually enjoyed cleaning that way and I don’t think I’ll ever attack spring cleaning the same way again.

What about you?  Don’t know where to start with your own spring cleaning?  I’ve developed a four week list that will help you break it up into small, manageable bits.  Follow my week-by-week checklist of three items per week to restore order and cleanliness to your home and help you prepare for a relaxing spring and summer.

 

Week One: De-Clutter Your Kitchen

 

1. Cabinets

Attack your spring-cleaning cabinet organization by addressing the problem areas first.  Think junk drawer, Tupperware cabinet, spice cabinet, etc.  Try to figure out what the problem is and why it’s a problem for you.  For example, my spices were in the top cabinet above my stove and as my husband and I used a spice we returned it to a different part of the cabinet.  They had no sense of order and caused a frustration for both of us.  Find a solution to address the root of the problem.  For us, I moved all of our spices into a large easily accessible drawer and used that difficult to reach space for holding rarely used items.  Your solution may need an organizational product from the store but you can probably make due with a little reorganization.

2. Fridge

No one likes cleaning their fridge but what better time to do it thoroughly than spring cleaning?  The frugal side in me doesn’t want to say this but if you have the money to do so, cleaning companies usually have a fridge fee and it’s generally pretty inexpensive.  If you are going to tackle this project by yourself I recommend by starting with the freezer.  The USDA says frozen foods remain safe to eat indefinitely but you will sacrifice the foods taste and quality after a so much time passes.  You can use their chart to determine how long each food should be kept.  After you’re through tossing out old leftovers, clean your freezer with a 1:3 mixture of vinegar and water.  Vinegar is great to use because it’s safe to use on areas that foods touch and it’s powerful enough to remove tough stains and odors.  Aren’t you glad you cleaned out your cabinets so you can easily find your vinegar?  Repeat this with your fridge then finish up by dusting the top of the fridge, wiping down the sides, and vacuuming your refrigerator coils.  Clean coils will help your fridge run more efficiently and help keep money in your pocket.

3. Oven/Dishwasher

All you need to do for the oven is wipe off the outside and turn on the self-cleaning feature.  To clean your dishwasher, start by wiping down the outside and then work your way in.  Inside the dishwasher you’ll want to wipe down the front, sides and bottom which never get a good wash from a normal wash cycle.  Next, clean any debris out from the wheels, arms, and the draining grill.  Then add some distilled white vinegar and baking soda and run a hot wash to help remove any hard water deposits and nastiness you can’t reach.

 

Week Two: Clean the Details

 

1. Closet Clutter

I get stressed out just thinking about cleaning my closet.  You can read more about the mental exhaustion I face during cleaning closet clutter here.  However, if you are a more decisive person than me you can attack your closet giant for this step.  You can ask yourself the regular question, “Have I wore it in a year?”  Don’t forget to make a trash pile and a donate pile as you’re sorting through.  For those who keep a tidy closet or who need a full two weeks to clean their closet, I have another task for you.  Organize your dresser drawers.  Use the same problem solving skills you used in cleaning out your kitchen cabinets.  This is a great time to find old t-shirts you can re-purpose into cleaning rags.

2. Ledges, Backboards, & Backsplashes

Get a damp sponge and a dry towel and wipe down every backsplash and baseboard in the house.  If you haven’t dusted your baseboards in a while it may be a good idea to follow up with a vacuum around the baseboards using your vacuum’s extension tube.  Clean the ledges or lips of furniture and appliances in every room.  Be sure and use furniture polish or a dry rag when dusting wood.  Examples of these ledges include bathtub rim, mirrors, and any chair railing you may have. These are often-missed surfaces that gather dust.

3. Corners & Hard-to-Reach Areas

Any corner or crevice that you can think of that harbors dust or dirt go for it.  Light fixtures that contain dead bugs, cobwebs in ceiling corners, dust behind the toilets, etc.  This is a good time to clean your lint filter if you don’t do it regularly.  Fabric softeners build up and prevent proper air flow which slows down on the efficiency of your dryer.  Don’t believe me?  Run yours under water and see how the water gets trapped in the mesh.  A quick wash with hot soapy water will do the trick and help extend the life of your dryer!  Fill your bathtub half full with warm and soapy water and give your blinds a little soak.  This will get rid of the difficult to remove dirt and dust that has been collecting all year.

Week Three: How About That Home Office?

 

1. File, File, File

During week three of this spring cleaning challenge I’m suggesting that you organize your file drawer.   If you don’t have a file cabinet or file drawer go buy one and then file your important papers there.  A few hanging file folders later and you’re organized! Suggested categories are taxes, medical, insurance, etc.  If you already have a system in place go through it and see what documents you can shred.  Here is a handy list of how long to hold on to important documents.

2. Clean Up Your Computer

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be only about physical spaces!  Electronic clutter can slow you down and clutter your mind just the same.  Clean up unused items on your computer, run your anti-virus and anti-spyware scans, and defragment your hard drive.  This is also the time to electronically organize your pictures.  Upload your camera cards, add them to Facebook or a photo printing site (if you want), and organize them on your computer by date.  If you have important documents or pictures on your computer find a file back up system that works for you.  You could manually add everything to a cloud, copy it to an external hard drive, or pay one of those services that updates your information to a cloud automatically for you.

3. Drawers and Cabinets

Take a few moments and clean out your office drawers and cabinets.  You may find a way to house everything more efficiently or maybe you just have a few broken rubber bands that need to be thrown away.  Organize this space so your mind is free to focus on what really matters.

 

Week Four: Big Spaces

 

1. Gutters

Grab a ladder and a buddy to hold the ladder and clean out your gutters.  Since I’m not the one in my home who does this chore I’ll refer you to a tutorial from DIY Network on cleaning and repairing your gutters yourself.

2. Windows

Clean the inside of your windows by using a window cleaning product or a 1:1 mixture of hot water and vinegar.  Vinegar to the rescue again!  Next, go outside and use a cloth (or a broom and a cloth) to sweep away any cobwebs and debris from the outside of your windows.  Then you can clean the glass itself with the solution of your choice.  Using a squeeze to wipe away excess water saves time and helps prevent streaks. Finally, wipe dry with a soft cloth.

3. Deck & Patio Furniture

Sweep your deck and if it’s really grimy get a spray-on deck wash to use with your water hose.  To clean your patio furniture, I recommend mixing dish-washing liquid with warm water for a sudsy solution.  Use a brush or cloth to scrub your table and chairs, rinse, and if needed repeat.

You’ve done it!!! Four weeks of three tasks per week is behind you and now you can relax, sit back, and enjoy the warm weather!  Or, if you have extra time, take care of some other every-few-months tasks:

  1. Change your air filters.
  2. Change your water pitcher filters.
  3. Inventory items in your home in case of theft or fire.
  4. Sun orange food containers.
  5. Check out this information that answers the question, “How Often Should I Clean This?

Do you enjoy or dread spring cleaning each year? What tasks are on your must-do list? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments!