Friday, April 7, 2017

Top 6 Tips for Surviving the Spring

Spring time is a rough time of year for many, including myself when it comes to allergy suffering. Here are some helpful tips and useful ways that I survive the beautiful, lush, and green Oregon spring time.

#1. Umbrella – Always be prepared with something that has a hood on it, or better yet an umbrella. It might be sunny one minute, and raining the next. The sky water turns on as it would like over the Pacific Northwest and being ready is never a bad thing.

#2. Rain boots – Keep a pair of rain boots in your car. Spring time means water showers that will cause deep puddles and clog storm drains quickly.  Protecting your nice work, date, or expensive shoes is important. Who wants to keep buying new shoes because they were ruined by the rain? Rain boots are a great solution for this problem.

#3. Local honey – Consuming local honey made by bees that are utilizing pollen from plants and flowers in the local Oregon area, create what is called "local honey."  Over time, this will help build up your immune system to the local pollen's that cause some sinus problems. Eating a spoonful of honey in the morning and at night is best advised. This is not a fast process, or cure to the Oregon allergy season. However, for some it has been a huge reducer of the nasty allergy symptoms that are so awful at times.

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#4. Antihistamine – Even if you are not one who is allergic to must. Carrying something that has antihistamine in it is a good idea. Oregon has a large amount of insects and bugs, plants, and seafood. You or someone you know may end up with some kind of allergic reaction or hive and it is important to act quickly when bringing down swelling. 

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#5. Camera – Bring your camera and have that battery charged all the way up. Oregon has so much to offer visually from wine and farm country, forests, beaches, mountains, deserts, and cities. Having your camera to capture the beauty is a must! Especially if you want to share the beauty that can be found all around the state with your followers and readers.

#6. Window rain repellent- The rain can come quick, heavy, and for a long period of time without any warning at times. When the monsoon type rain hits, having a windshield wiper going a million miles a minute just will not work. If you have ever experienced this type of excessive quick rain fall, you know what I am talking about.
Rain-X and RainBrella are my two top favorite window rain repellents. Make sure to follow close application directions for best results.

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These are just my own personal tips about how to survive the spring in Oregon. I’m a native Oregonian, and know a thing or two about allergy season here.

Leave me a comment if you have a great tip to surviving the spring.

Amanda Monique

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