When there is too much dust and dander in the air and on your furniture, it can provoke an allergic reaction that can range from minor sniffles to flu-like symptoms. Take the time to give your upholstery and mattresses a good cleaning with your vacuum. Use the handheld attachment to vacuum up dust from inside crevices, on cushions and on the backs of upholstered furniture. Are the cases or slipcovers machine-washable? Strip the furniture and give it all a good wash and dry. Vacuum bare mattresses and wipe them down with a damp (not soaking) towel and allow to dry before dressing the bed again.
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