Move furniture. Behind beds, the sofa and other heavy furniture you don’t usually move is dust, which can trigger allergy symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. To keep spring allergies at bay, grab a friend and move your furniture a few inches away from the wall. Then, clean behind the furniture with your vacuum, using the crevice tool to reach the hard to get places. After you sweep, put the furniture back in its place.