After a few phone calls, I now have a plan of attack against the dust mites! I'm borrowing a dehumidifier from a friend, and my mom is helping us buy the vacuum cleaner so I'll have enough money to buy the bedding! (a little more comparison shopping is needed first)
The second part of my attack plan started today. I left work early to clean out a closet and sort through a box. Four bags of trash, one bag of clothes and one bag of stuffed animals later i feel like I've started to make a dent. I'm hoping to get my bins of teaching materials ready to deliver. After a few more trash bags and conquering Mt. Laundry I'll be set!