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nellieduclos
I live in NoCal with 3 cats and allergic to weeds, trees and grass pollen and as much as I love fresh air, I leave the windows closed to minimize pollen exposure. I have a Brookstone Ionic cleaner that removes cat dander, dust, mold, pollen, etc. Oddly enough the cats are the least of my problems. While the initial price is a little high, when the indicator light goes on signaling a cleaning, I put it in the dishwasher on the short cycle, so no need to order/pay/wait for expensive filters. There are multiple settings and I keep it on 24/7 at one of the lower levels and need to clean the filter about every 2 weeks. We have old wall to wall carpeting which some will be replaced and some eliminated with our soon to be renovation. I have taken allergy shots to build up immunity, but pollens seem to be getting worse due to climate change, but this filter in combination with the shots really helps. I can't vacuum for obvious reasons, so my husband does when he's in the mood!
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Shoshana Bloom

Thanks for all the wonderful advice. When I get up in the morning I leave my bed unmade for airing while I am in the bathroom and having breakfast and then make the bed. I live in the Judean hills and have learned to live with the dust. I HATE air conditioners and have to have windows open for fresh air and hang my washing outside. Do not use a tumble dryer.


And yes I am - or was - a highly allergic person, but have learned how to live with it and use saline sprays and homeopathic remedies and do not have anti flu injections and do not eat pre prepared foods or sauces etc, and make everything myself and my home is reasonably clean as I cannot make myself crazy about cleaning.


But it I will be looking into the roomba - never heard of this before - and a water vacuum - both sound like good investments.


Thanks again

   

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