TOM: With May flowers in bloom, there’s plenty of beauty to enjoy in the great outdoors and a lot of pollen that could (chuckles) follow you indoors. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and it’s a prime time to take precautions to keep pollen and other springtime allergens outdoors.
LESLIE: Start by instituting a shoes-off policy to avoid tracking pollen into your living spaces. After a day outdoors, change your clothes immediately and bathe before bedtime to wash away pollen and mold spores that will cling to your hair and skin.
TOM: If you like to dry your laundry on a clothesline, think about moving that line indoors for now, perhaps to a basement or spare room. Laundry left to dry outdoors tends to attract a lot of pollen.
LESLIE: Also, invest in a HEPA-filtered vacuum to whisk away intruding pollens. It’s a great tool for keeping your home allergen-free year-round. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.