You can blame the wetter and hotter than normal summer we had for the severe seasonal allergies you've been experiencing this fall, according to an article written by Rachael Rettner for MyHealthDaily.com. And while staying inside might keep you away from ragweed, it opens you up to whole other set of potential allergens. Dust, mold, and animal dander (three of the most common allergens), are more likely to be found indoors according to the U.S. Library of Medicine. One way to fight indoor allergens is to get rid of the surfaces that harbor them, such as carpets and upholstered furniture. But that's not terribly practical, so really your best defense is to thoroughly clean your home using a good vacuum cleaner that won't re-release the pesky irritants back into the air when it's emptied. (For tips on how to clean, check out an interview we did with HGTV's Sabrina Soto earlier this year).