Yellow is the Color of the Season
Springtime is arriving in Virginia Beach. I’ve been humming The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine for the last two days. Today has been errand running day so I’ve been outdoors the whole day. Every time I come back to my formerly gray car, I am taken by the fact that it has turned YELLOW!!! Yellow pollen coats every surface from the car, to my front steps to my driveway and let’s not even talk about my windows. Every year it seems to happen overnight. One day it is winter and the next morning when I wake up the beautiful flowers, grass and tree buds are spewing their yellow pollen hither and yon (mostly hither!). It is useless to try to do much with the outdoor pollen until it has run its course. It will be a couple of weeks until it disappears, so why wash your car today when it will turn yellow again within an hour. By the way, did I say AAAAAACHOOO!!!!! Allergies really get me this time of year. I can feel the pollen going into my nostrils as soon as I step outside.
How About Indoor Pollen?
Yellow may not fit your home décor. In order to keep pollen out of your house, resist the urge to throw open your windows to let the fresh air in. What you’ll be letting in is dust and pollen. So keep the windows closed. Remove shoes at the door so you don’t track pollen etc. through the house. Dust more frequently than during the winter, especially window sills and anything near entry ways. Use a microfiber cloth for dusting since it is the best way to pick up and remove small particulates.
Follow these easy steps and you may not be humming Yellow Submarine. How about Sgt. Pepper’s instead!
One more thing! This might just be the season you decide that you would much rather spend your time with leisure activities rather than keeping up with the dusting. Custom Maid is at the ready to take over your weekly cleaning. Call us at 499-8568 for quick information!
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in April 2014. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.