I’m allergic to my closet. No, seriously. Not in the “I’m allergic to swimsuit shopping” sort of way, which is totally legit and I 100% agree is a real thing. No, I’m straight up ALLERGIC TO MY CLOSET.
As soon as I step foot inside our walk-in closet I share with my husband, I have an immediate reaction. My nose gets stuffy, my eyes start to water, and I all of a sudden feel like I can’t breathe.
Why, you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA!
This is how I get dressed every morning. Each night I run in and grab what I want to wear the next day and then I hang my outfit on the outside of my closet so I can grab it in the morning without having an allergy attack. Trust me, it’s not an awesome system.
What really funny is that I don’t think I’ve had allergies in any other space (at least not that I’ve noticed), but I’m most definitely allergic to my closet. Before you ask, no my closet isn’t some dark, dank space with dirt, dander, and other noticeable allergens. I pop some (PTPA-winning) Claritin and vacuum and clean it regularly, just like the rest of our house.
Some facts about our closet:
• It’s a fairly new house, and we are the first owners. I noticed I was allergic to it during our first few months in the home.
• It’s been checked for mold and water damage and given a clean bill of health.
• I have way too much clothing, as does my husband. It’s a walk in closet that is almost the size of our son’s room, and it’s FULL.
So, anyone heard of anything crazy like this before? I can’t be the only one, right?… Right? Is there anything I can do aside from moving to a new home? Maybe this PTPA-winning bad boy from Healthway, which I’m sure is a little overkill, but at this point I don’t care.
I’m desperate and will try ANYTHING – especially now that the task of switching out winter clothes for summer clothing is looming and I can’t bear the thought of spending any longer than 15 minutes in my closet.