Regular readers of the blog will have probably already seen my extensive pages of information on getting rid of dust mites. If that’s you, hello again!

If you’re new to the blog, welcome!

I’ve just come back off a long holiday away, and as you know, unpacking is a nightmare. All that mess. All those clothes to wash. It can play havock with your attempts to keep things clean and tidy and dust free.

So here I thought I’d run quickly over my top 5 best tips to reduce dust mites and hopefully giving your allergic health a big boost.

1. Get an air purifier. If you can afford it, the Dyson ones are incredible. But if not, get the best quality you can afford. You’ll be astonished at how much they suck out of the atmosphere. At this will of course help reduce dust mites on a continual basis.

2. Damp dust. This is by far the most effective method of keeping dust under control to reduce dust mites. All you need is a cloth and bowl of water. Get down on your hands and knees and physically collect all that dust and grime. Get in to all those cracks your vacuum can’t reach.

3. Reduce furniture. Do you really need a big armchair in your bedroom? Do you need that big soft toy? They’ve gotta go. They’re a haven for millions of mites.

4. Change your pillow. Allergy specialists will tell you this is the number one source of mites. Don’t forget, you literally your face on the pillow every night and breathe in the contents. They’re a nightmare. Change it as regularly as possible.

5. See a specialist. I’ve been to about 100 different Drs last time I checked. But in truth, they vary in quality. An allergy specialist does this for a living. It really is worthwhile going to see an expert who can properly diagnose you and help put you in the right direction. If you can afford it, what better way to invest your money than in your own health?

Hope that’s been useful. Drop me a comment if any of this helps. Enjoy your weekend everyone.