Are you a year-round allergy sufferer?

Incessant sneezing. Runny nose. Watery eyes. Asthmatic conditions. Itchy skin. Oh the signs and symptoms of allergies! With Spring on its way…this is the time we begin to brace ourselves for the onslaught of allergy-inducing culprits that oftentimes are pollen related. 

But do you suffer from allergies year round? Could it be caused by dust and dust mites? Dust mites?! Those microscopic eight-legged creatures that dwell and accumulate in our beds, in our closets, in our furnishings, and in the warm and moist areas in our homes. They feed on dead skin flakes and their fecal matter, secretions and the mites can cause skin irritations and allergies. 

So, what are some things we can do to mitigate our allergy symptoms year round? Here are a few tips that we’ve found helpful to reduce allergens and to improve our overall health and wellbeing:

  • Invest in a HEPA air filter to better purify the air inside your home.
  • Vacuum furnishings, sofas and sofa cushions, carpeting, mattresses, and floors regularly. If possible, vacuum daily to rid your home of dirt, dust, bugs, pollen, and allergy-causing culprits. Seal and dispose of the vacuum bag and contents immediately when you’re done. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, whenever possible. 
  • Use protective covers for your mattresses and pillows to keep allergens out so that you can breathe easier and get a better night’s sleep. 
  • Wash bedding and clothing in hot water and dry in the hottest dryer setting possible. 
  • Let the sun shine in to kill bugs but cleaning is still necessary to rid the home of allergens.

So, with some thorough cleaning, decluttering, and preventive measures, we hope these tips can help you breathe easier all year round. 

Thank you for being kind to your body!

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Come by our Crafts in Chelsea Spring Festival!

Crafts in Chelsea Spring 2014 Festival

 Join us at our Crafts in Chelsea Spring Festival! This event is a collaboration between Etsy New York and PS11, where proceeds help to support the school. Come by and enjoy some family-friendly events and shop jewelry, home decor, bath and body and more!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

10:00am – 4:00pm

Crafts in Chelsea Spring Festival

West 21st Street (btw 8th & 9th Avenues)

New York, NY 10011

Naturally Susan’s at the Queens Botanical Garden’s 4th Annual Arbor Festival!

Queens Botanical Garden

Join us for a fun-filled day at QBG’s 4th Annual Arbor Festival.

Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, consultations with tree and compost experts, and a beer tent!  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

11am to 6pm

Queen’s Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

The Designers at The Fashion Center’s Emerging Designers Trunk Show

The Designers at The Fashion Center’s Emerging Designers Trunk Show

The designers at our Emerging Designers Trunk Show March 7, 2012

From Left:

* Liz (www.EtcModernVintage.com)
* Susan (www.NaturallySusans.com)
* Ryan (www.FashionCenter.com)
* Emily (www.EKammeyer.com)
* Rachel (www.NonaERose.com)

Photo courtesy of Liz Teich and The Fashion Center