Wherever possible you should try to limit your exposure to
dust, smoke and allergens. Besides practicing the obvious -
not smoking, not having pets, and cleaning frequently - you
should also consider these measures:
1 Remove carpeting from bedrooms and living rooms.
2 Don't use heavy drapes or curtains.
3 Cover pillows and mattresses with allergy covers.
4 Designate certain rooms pet-free.
5 Run a dehumidifier in the basement during the
6 Clean the basement walls with a diluted bleach solution
to reduce mold growth.
7 Use an exhaust fan in the bathroom.
8 Wipe down showers and baths after each use to reduce mold
9 Install a ducted range hood to reduce odors and cooking
10 Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter so that you
don't reintroduce dust and allergens that have already
settled on carpets.