Sunday, May 30, 2010

Breathe easier with help from Filtrete

For about the past 5 years, we've lived on some sort of farm or in the middle of some sort of big field surrounded by farm. Pollen, pollen, pollen. Dust, dust, dust. I've never been one to have allergies, but with kids in the house and also knowing that allergies can develop in life, keeping our air clean any way we can is a big deal. In the last house, we had central air which was a godsend, but blew dust every which way in the house. I decided to take it upon myself and check out the filter in the unit. I cannot say EWHHH any louder. Some cheapy dollar store looking brand filter that was all gunked up with dust and dirt. I ripped that sucker out and I replaced it with a Filtrete filter, the efficiency was there with the Filtrete filter and I never changed brands again.

Keeping the dust, dander and pollen down is important for the way you feel, keeping you and your family breathing easier. Along with Filtrete, Laura Dellutri has put together some great cleaning tips to keep your family breathing easier. Here are a few of my favorites that I'd like to share with you!

Think Horizontally: Dust mites are nearly everywhere. In fact, the American Lung Association estimates that roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed. Reduce dust mites by encasing your mattress and pillows, and wash your bedding in hot water about once a week. Also, since dust mites are microscopic, place strips of duct tape on the mattress case to prevent the dust mites from sneaking through.

Refrigerators: Cleaning the refrigerator monthly will improve the safety and quality of your food. If you are tired of cleaning spills and food particles from your refrigerator, then cover shelves with washable shelf liners. They will catch most of the food spillage, and will make cleanup quicker and easier. Once a month, throw them in the dishwasher for a good cleaning, and then place them back in the refrigerator once they are dry.

For more great tips and to sign up for the Clean Air Club, make sure you head to the Filtrete site! They have tons of great products to help you get your life a bit cleaner and a bit healthier!!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Filtrete and received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.


Susan Payton May 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Hum lining the refrigerator with washable shelf paper is a good idea. Seems, someone is always spilling things, even though we are all adults here. Thanks for letting me visit.

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