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Tips for Surviving this Allergy Season

Spring can wreck havoc on our allergies. Survive the season with these tips. The fresh cut grass, blooming flowers, and blossoming trees of spring can give way to sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and all that comes along with the dreaded seasonal allergies. So while many people consider spring their favorite season, the rest of us dread the first signs of pollen. As well as the usual sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes, inhalant allergies can leave you with serious brain fog, inability to concentrate, fatigue, irritability, and depression. These can take the joy out of the season! To survive this allergy season, use these tips: Head to your drugstore for symptom relief: Over-the-counter decongestants will help relieve a stuffy nose whereas antihistamines can tackle sniffles and itching. Use salt water: Try a saline nasal rinse which helps to clear allergens like pollen from your nasal membranes, in turn minimizing symptoms. Take your work clothes off after work! ... Read more

Are You Ready For The Cold Weather?

Use these tips to get your house ready for fall. The temperatures are finally starting to feel like fall, which means it is time to put out your flip flops and pull out your favorite sweater. As you get into the fall spirit, it is the perfect time to get your house ready for the season. Keep these fall home maintenance tasks in mind to ensure your house can handle the dropping temperatures. Clean out your rain gutters – as the trees start to drop their leaves, your rain gutters are most likely starting to fill up. Blocked rain gutters can easily allow water to back up into your roof and walls, causing serious and expensive damage. While cleaning your rain gutters, make sure that all of your downspouts are facing away from the foundation of your house. Look for air leaks – small cracks and worn weather stripping can let the ... Read more