If you're allergic to dust, you'll quickly begin to suffer from symptoms such as congestion and eye irritation when you're in a dusty environment. Whether you're visiting a friend's home or are in a storage room at work, you'll often be able to tell that the environment is dusty because of your symptoms—even if you can't see the dust. Those with dust allergies must strive to keep a meticulously tidy home. You may wish to hire a cleaning service to ensure that as little dust as possible is present in your living quarters. If you're doing the cleaning yourself, make sure to focus on these parts of your house—and make sure to see an allergy specialist, and possibly receive allergy treatment, to confirm that you are indeed allergic to dust and not something else that is present in your home.
Under Your Bed
Many people fail to clean under their beds, given the degree of hassle of doing so. However, this can be one of the dustiest areas in your entire house—and the big concern is that you may spend seven or eight hours directly above the dust. If you find that you're frequently waking up in the morning with severe allergy symptoms, it could be because the floor under your bed is dusty. Make a special effort to thoroughly vacuum it each time you do your house cleaning.
The electronics that you use throughout your home will often attract dust, and the static from these devices will keep the dust there. This means that if you're using the electronics or you're in close proximity to them, you could be breathing in dust particles that bother your allergies. When you clean your house, pay special attention to these areas, which include the back of your computer, the back of your TV, and other similar spots. A microfiber cloth can be effective at picking up the dust off electronics, while a vacuum with a brush attachment can also be handy.
In Your Closets
The closets in your home can be filled with dust. These spaces often get ignored on cleaning day, which means that a shelf or the objects on it may have several days', weeks', or even months' worth of dust accumulation. Although keeping the closet door shut can somewhat limit your exposure to this allergen, simply opening the door to retrieve something off a shelf can have you breathing in a cloud of dust that quickly aggravates your allergies. When you clean, make sure that you open each closet and give it the attention that it needs.