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Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bedroom

DustMites1. Use Dust Mite-Proof Covers

Use special dust mite-proof pillows and mattress covers. Wipe them off weekly with a clean, damp cloth.

2. Wash Bedding Regularly

Wash sheets weekly.

Wash blankets and bedspreads monthly.

3. Clean Window Coverings

Use smooth blinds or washable curtains.

Wipe blinds with a clean, damp cloth. Wash curtains monthly.

4. Dust and Vacuum Weekly

Dust furniture weekly, using a dusting product or special cloth that attracts dust (a dry cloth spreads dust around, it doesn't remove it).

Vacuum and wet mop floors weekly.


  • Keep closet doors closed.
  • Set up a play area in another room where stuffed animals and other toys can be stored.
  • Use vinyl, linoleum or wood flooring instead of carpeting.

Cleaning to Control Allergies & Asthma: Basics
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bedroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Wash Bedding
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bathroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Kitchen
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Refrigerator
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Clutter Control
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