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Keeping our homes clean and free of allergens, dust, viruses and bacteria has never been more of a priority than it is right now. Smarter cleaning is on all of our minds. Just ask lifestyle experts Chi Lan-Lieu or Genevieve Gorder. Actually, you don't have to ask, because we did — and they're sharing some of their favorite cleaning gadgets to help eliminate allergens from the air and from surfaces in your home.
You may never have thought to vacuum your mattress, bedding or pillows, but the Raycop Handheld Vacuum Cleaner was made for allergy sufferers to do just that. This vacuum is "the one that I use for my bedding specifically, because I have really bad allergies," Chi-Lan says. "I use this only for my pillows, my blankets and my mattresses as well as my kids' plush toys."
The handheld vacuum has a HEPA filter and UV sanitizing light to remove over 99% of bacteria and viruses from fabric surfaces, according to the brand's website. If that wasn't already enough cleaning action, this vacuum also sanitizes surfaces using steamless, heated air technology that claims to get you close to 100% dust mite allergen elimination.
"It has this cool internal pulsating mode that actually loosens all the dust mites and their matter as you're vacuuming. It also has different modes, from heavy, to normal, to delicate. It tells you when the filter is clogged," Chi-Lan adds.
"When it comes to vacuuming the rest of the house, I use this Raycop cordless vacuum. It has the same features that I like about the handheld vacuum. It has a really good HEPA filter, it has nice strong suction," Ch-Lan says. "And it has this optional UV head which I have, so you still have the cleaning power of UV sanitizing light as you're going through your entire house." Plus, the vacuum weighs less than 4 pounds!
"I feel like a lot of us are more conscientious of the air quality within our homes [now], but let's be honest, we're probably not changing out our air filters as often as we should. Because, who remembers?" Chi-Lan says. "The Filtrete Smart Air Filter has heard our cries. They've come out with the first-ever bluetooth-enabled HVAC air filter. You just download the companion app. Once you take out the little blue tab, it automatically pairs with your phone." How cool is that?
"Having an air filter notify me that it needs to be changed out for the health of my family is actually great peace of mind. And now I can breathe easy!"
Keep the air inside your home clean while you're working or doing a DIY project with this powerful tabletop air purifier pick from design expert Genevieve Gorder. The sleek look and compact size makes it perfect for your desk or bedroom, but with three fan speeds, an eight-hour timer, night mode, a child lock and more, this gadget is very mighty.