8 Tips to Survive Allergy Season!

by Melissa

Many thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s story, and keeping my life stylish!

It is that time of year wear allergies and Kleenex boxes take over our home. I don’t get them as bad as I use to but my husband and daughter suffer all Spring long. Here are some of the best ways we have found to survive this season that never seems to end.Β Β We have already had our Spring Break but if you haven’t then be sure to Β check out all these tips, especially keeping those tissues handy.

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1. Avoid the outdoors on high pollen days or peak times like mid-day and afternoon. I’ll be quite honest that this one is hard to do around here. Pollen is probably the worst on warm windy days and well who wants to stay inside on warm days and in Kansas windy is pretty much everyday. We do our best to avoid the worst pollen days.

2. Wear sunglasses to block pollen from getting into your eyes. This is especially helpful if you have the problem like I mentioned above about windy days.

3. Skip the outdoor or line drying for your clothes. If you make it a habit to line dry then try to do it only on low pollen days.

4. I usually say don’t wash your hair nightly because it is bad for your hair but if you suffer from bad allergies then washing and showering nightly is a must. You need to rinse off all that pollen that is stuck on your skin and hair.

5. Get rid of all the weeds in your yard that are causing the worst problems. Β When you do have to break out the mower for the start of mowing season wear a face mask. You might look silly but your body will be thanking you afterwards.

6. Keep around treatment medications such as nasal antihistamines, oral antihistiamines and eye drops. If you suffer daily then talk to your doctor about allergy shots.

7. Eat local honey, my husband loves this trick. There is no scientific studies that say it even helps but really what could it hurt? Assuming you aren’t allergic to the honey!

8. Prepare for the sniffles, sneezes and runny noses because at some point it’s going to happen. If you suffer from allergies then unless you live in a bubble all season long at some point you are going to need your trusty tissues. I keep tissues every where during this time of year. They are in my bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, purse, car and well you get the point.

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Luckily Kleenex has been around for 90 years (crazy right) and still makes their boxes so stylish now that having them every where just blends right in with the rest of my home decor. Check out the ones in my bathroom. Their decorative tissue box matches my shower curtain pattern. πŸ™‚

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They are also perfect for on the go traveling. It isn’t just allergy season. It is Spring Break season and soon to be Summer so that means lots of bodies moving around and traveling. Kleenex makes all sorts of styles like slim packs, wallets and wedges that are perfect for keeping in your vehicle. Trust me, they are stashed every where in mine. Helpful tip, keep a few grocery bags handy as well because tissues when you need them can make a nice little pile all over the place.

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What is your Kleenex Style?

I thought I would do a little $5 Paypal giveaway so that you can get your Kleenex style on as well. I can’t help you survive the rest of the season. You will have to follow some of the handy tips above but I can provide one lucky winner with some cash to stock up on some really cute tissue packs. Even if you are not interested in entering the giveaway you can go take the Kleenex Play and Save quiz and get a nice little coupon. Who doesn’t love coupons?

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Stephanie Daigneault April 6, 2014 - 1:33 PM

Thanks for sharing, we need all the help we can get over at my house! Eat local honey is my favorite tip, because that is an easy one! πŸ™‚

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Amber April 6, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Great tips! The local honey tip really does work! πŸ™‚ I love how Kleenex boxes have gotten so chic! Very cute purse too. πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman April 7, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Thanks Amber… I love my Vera. πŸ™‚

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Danielle April 6, 2014 - 10:52 PM

So many fabulous tips! I totally agree with eating local honey!

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Laura MyNewestAddiction April 6, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Love the bright bold shades of those pocket packs and the bag is gorgeous!

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amber.m April 7, 2014 - 5:29 AM

They’re all gorgeous! I feel weird saying that about tissue packaging, but it’s totally true!
And these are GREAT tips! I suffer from seasonal allergies, it’s AWFUL!

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Melissa Coleman April 7, 2014 - 7:28 AM

I do suffer a little but my daughter and husband have it the worst.

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kendall April 7, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Love your tips! And those Kleenex patterns are so stylish!

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Deb www.debcb.com April 7, 2014 - 7:28 AM

We were at a dance competition this weekend and Rosie needed a Kleenex. I forgot to put them in the bag. Thanks for the reminder!

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Kristine Foley April 7, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Allergies have been kicking our bum too! Thanks for the tips! My favorite is the Mesmerize pattern!

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MARY WOOLLARD April 7, 2014 - 12:15 PM

THAT WAS TOUGH, BUT
YOU ROCKED IT!
You got 4 out of 5 answers right.

i didn’t do to bad! πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman April 7, 2014 - 1:48 PM

4 out of 5 was what I got too. πŸ™‚

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Joana Bento April 7, 2014 - 12:18 PM

I got 4 out of 5 right =)

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 7, 2014 - 12:51 PM

I have wicked hay fever, so I go through LOTS of Kleenexes. I love that they have all these cool new boxes they come in now, too!

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Melissa Coleman April 7, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Ugh! My brother suffers from Hay Fever. My eyes water just when I look at him when he is all stuffed up.

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aimee fauci April 7, 2014 - 1:10 PM

All of the designs are very nice… love how they are hip.

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Karen April 7, 2014 - 1:48 PM

Ugh, I hate allergy season because I have the worst allergies! These Kleenex boxes are so cute though. They’ve really come a long way!

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Amy Desrosiers April 7, 2014 - 1:51 PM

I am totally NOT loving the upcoming allergy season here in New England. As soon as the pollen hits forget about it!

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Mitch April 7, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Yes, we are at the dawn of this year’s allergy season. I know because my son is the first to be affected, and it ain’t pretty!
Mitch

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Dina April 7, 2014 - 4:26 PM

I love your bag with the travel kleenex in it. We just travelled and had so many travel kleenex during this terrible allergy season.

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Dawn Lopez April 7, 2014 - 7:27 PM

What great ideas! I am really surprised that I’m already starting to suffer from seasonal allergies down here, since it’s barely warmed up at all. Thanks for the tips, I really need all the help I can get! Also love to keep those convenient Kleenex travel packs all over the place, they are a blessing!

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Melissa Coleman April 8, 2014 - 8:24 AM

Yeah, any warm day that starts everything blooming is when everyone starts getting the sniffles and sneezes around here.

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Keikilani April 7, 2014 - 5:29 PM

I can’t tell you how many times those little packets of tissues have saved me! With hubby and 3 boys with allergies, tissues are a MUST in our house!

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Jaime April 7, 2014 - 7:35 PM

I have serious seasonal allergies. To the point of wearing a mask when out in our yard. I’m afraid this is going to be an even tougher season (so I have Kleenex in my purse, in my car, in my office…)

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Melissa Coleman April 8, 2014 - 8:26 AM

That is no fun! I had heard that even those who don’t normally have it bad will because of all the snow causing mold after it has melted. Yikes!

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Kecia April 7, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Excellent tips for allergy season. I always have a pack of Kleenex in the diaperbag or my purse, depending on which one I’m carrying.

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Shell April 7, 2014 - 6:11 PM

The pollen this year is so bad. Everything is covered in yellow here. It’s driving my allergies crazy.

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Brett April 7, 2014 - 6:26 PM

We only do local honey. My uncle in law is a beekeeper so we are very very spoiled!!

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Melissa Coleman April 8, 2014 - 8:23 AM

Haha, I imagine so! Does it seem to help your allergies?

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Scott April 7, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Meh, 4 out of 5. Should have been perfect!

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Jessica (Savory Experiments) April 7, 2014 - 7:01 PM

I only ever buy Kleenex- the product is far superior to other facial tissues.

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Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama April 7, 2014 - 7:05 PM

I like those slim packs for the car or your purse. Very cute.

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Melissa Coleman April 8, 2014 - 8:23 AM

They are the perfect sizes.

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Melissa April 7, 2014 - 8:09 PM

These are such great tips! I always have Kleenex on me, I have such bad allergies.

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Janeane Davis April 7, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Allergies season is fast upon us and I will have to help my family members cope and comfortably as possible.

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Kiara April 7, 2014 - 9:37 PM

I got 4 out of 5 right.

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Liz Mays April 7, 2014 - 11:13 PM

I never thought about pollen in the eyes, yikes! I guess that would happen. I don’t have that allergy, but I do have love for Kleenex!

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Pauline Cabrera April 8, 2014 - 4:10 AM

This is totally a very helpful post. I’m not really that allergic to many things and it’s great to explore the great outdoors when you are free from allergy. However, I know some people who are allergic to pollen, dust mite, and even some types of perfume. I will share this post to them. πŸ™‚

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Amanda April 8, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Allergy season – YUCK. We try to keep an air purifier going and keep things clean!

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Christina S April 8, 2014 - 8:53 AM

We’re not looking forward to allergy season here! We also stash Kleenex everywhere.

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Christie April 8, 2014 - 7:37 AM

I use Kleenex all of the time! I need a break from these allergies!

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krystal April 8, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Allergies are the worst! We always keep Kleenex in our car too./

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Erica April 8, 2014 - 9:18 AM

These are some great tips and I love Kleenex! But, I have to say- that bag is amazing!!! I love the colors!

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Melissa Coleman April 8, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Thanks! I really love it too. πŸ™‚

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Ann Fantom April 8, 2014 - 12:51 PM

I took the quiz and I got 3 of 5 questions right.

I like Kleenex’s Aster style

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Toni April 8, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Great tips. We go through a lot of kleenex and claritin during allergy season.

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife April 8, 2014 - 1:34 PM

My allergies have been kicking my butt! I need to try that honey trick!

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Alesha @ Full Time Mama April 8, 2014 - 5:55 PM

I have horrible allergies so I resort to taking a Claratin a day until the worst of the season is over. SO thankful for meds! I also always have the travel size Kleenex on hand in my purse and in my car, because I know one of the 6 of us in the family is going to need one!

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Melissa Coleman April 9, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Right… There is nothing worse being in the car with snot on your hands and no tissue. Ewww!

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Desiree M. April 8, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Yep. Definitely allergy sufferers here! Leo and I suffer every year. I use local raw honey. It helps tremedously.

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Mina Slater April 8, 2014 - 9:48 PM

I’ve had to wash my hair more frequently lately because of allergies. I always have Kleenex on hand. I keep them by my bed, in the family room, kitchen, car and my purse!

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Marianne April 9, 2014 - 5:46 AM

I got 4 out of 5. πŸ™‚

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Krissy April 9, 2014 - 8:24 AM

Great tips! I use eye drops like they are going out of style, especially in the Spring. Wearing contacts makes it worse, so I have to be extra careful to make sure I’m doing everything I can so I don’t look like a strung out junkie, lol.
I love the new ideas of the cute Kleenex boxes too, just makes a tedious shopping task a bit enjoyable!

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Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest April 9, 2014 - 10:11 PM

We keep Kleenex all over our house, especially since the new design. Also, I love your purse πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman April 10, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Thanks Cassie πŸ™‚

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Rosanne April 10, 2014 - 6:58 PM

I got all 5 answers right. I spend enough time around Kleenex boxes thanks to my allergies!

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Brittney House April 10, 2014 - 10:10 PM

I got 4 out of 5. Not bad…

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Denise Donaldson April 10, 2014 - 11:59 PM

I love the owl design

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Melissa Zupo April 11, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Loving the flowers!!

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Brigitte B April 12, 2014 - 5:42 PM

I love the MESMERIZE design because I love bold and bright colors

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amanda whiltey April 16, 2014 - 3:49 PM

i got 4 out of 5 correct

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Stephanie Galbraith April 19, 2014 - 10:40 PM

You got 4 out of 5 answers right.

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Debra Hall April 20, 2014 - 9:43 AM

YOU ROCKED IT! so i guess i did ok

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tina reynolds April 21, 2014 - 5:27 AM

I got 4 out of 5 right

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Kathleen Ophelan April 21, 2014 - 3:25 PM

I got 4/5 right. Such stylish tissue boxes!

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Erica C. April 22, 2014 - 2:03 AM

I got 4 out of 5.

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Daniel M April 22, 2014 - 2:53 PM

You got 4 out of 5 answers right

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Rebecca Peters April 23, 2014 - 9:05 AM

I got 4 out of 5! the boxes are great

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Karrie Millheim April 23, 2014 - 4:49 PM

I got 4 out of 5 on the quiz πŸ™‚

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susan smoaks April 23, 2014 - 5:28 PM

i only got 3 out of 5 correct. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

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Mary Cloud April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM

I got 4 out of 5 right
annabella @ centurytel dot net

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Kim April 23, 2014 - 7:24 PM

I took the play and save quiz and got a four out of five!

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Breanne April 23, 2014 - 9:39 PM

I got 4 out of 5

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maria simon April 23, 2014 - 9:44 PM

I DONT LEAVE MY HOUSE WITHOUT MAKING SURE I HAVE THE KLEENEX PACKED..WE GO SO THROUGH SO MUCH WITH
LIVING ACROSS FROM A CRAWFISH POND AND AN OPEN FIELD.. ALWAYS HAVING THE DUST STIRRED UP …:) THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN !!

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Mihaela Day April 24, 2014 - 12:51 AM

I got 4 out of 5 right

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Francine Anchondo April 24, 2014 - 10:12 AM

I got 3 out of 5

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Barbara Long April 24, 2014 - 9:05 PM

I got all 5 correct, guess I know my Kleenex designs!

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