I am always interested to find people using allergy control products in unusual ways. We had a customer that was extremely allergic to mango pollen and she lived in an area of Jamaica that was loaded with mango trees. The pollen gave her fits.
She absolutely swore that mopping the floors with De-Mite did more to control the pollen in her house that mopping with any other solution. As long as she lived in Jamaica, she mopped with De-Mite. I just learned a great new use for an old dust mite pillow cover.
Dust Mite Pillow Cover New Use #1
This past Easter Sunday, I found someone in my church using a zippered dust mite pillow cover as a cover for her dish at the potluck breakfast. I had to laugh and asked her what on earth she was doing.
She told me that several years prior to her becoming knowledgeable about what makes a good zippered dust mite cover, she purchased some very inexpensive covers made of SMS material.
As you can imagine, she quickly discovered that SMS is not a great fabric for any piece of bedding upon which you directly sleep. She found it to be loud and hot. I told her that we love SMS box spring covers, but we do not even sell a dust mite pillow cover made from SMS because it just is not comfortable
She told me how much happier she was with the all-cotton dust mite pillow covers that she purchased from The Allergy Store but she hated to get rid of the old covers. So, she started using them to carry hot or cold dishes to potluck meals.
She said they are great because whether your dish is hot or cold, it will not hurt the seat of your car. In addition, even if the contents escape the plastic wrap or aluminum foil covers it will not splash in the car and create a mess.
Dust Mite Pillow Cover New Use #2
She also shared that she uses the old SMS dust mite pillow covers to store some of her serving dishes. Instead of buying special protective covers for her special serving dishes and nice dinnerware, she put the zippered covers she was not using to a new use.
The covers keep her dishes protected from chipping and keep them dust-free. This is important if you have a dish you don’t use very often and want to protect,
I have to admit this was one weird use for a zippered pillow encasement! So if you have some zippered dust mite pillow covers that you don’t think are very comfortable, you might want to consider replacing them with some of our AllergyCare 100% Cotton covers and don’t throw away those uncomfortable covers, use them for dish carriers.
Until next time