For many of us, our bedroom is our safe haven, our sanctuary. It is the place we can get rest, time to wind down, and snuggle under the sheets, with the only worry being when we need to set our alarm.
However, our bedroom can fast become a place of unrest if it is not taken care of. For example, if there are clothes strewn everywhere, dust building up on the lampshades, bed sheets that have not seen a washing machine for over two weeks – it can all happen so fast.
This post will offer you 4 top tips for helping you keep your bedroom clean and what extra steps you should take to make sure it is safe and healthy:
Keep On Top of the Dust
Dust can be extremely harmful to us when ingested in large quantities, and you will be amazed how fast it can build up, even if you cannot see it. The average American home collects around 40lbs of dust each year, and if that does not sound like a horror movie all in of itself, the dust is comprised of 80% dead skin on average. Help your body and your mind by dusting your bedroom frequently, in all of the nooks and crannies too. Make sure to minimize spreading the dust and use a damp cloth to help trap those particles in.
Wash Your Bedsheets
If you are the type of person that gets your sheets in the wash every Sunday, then you are already well on your way to practicing good bedroom hygiene. However, for those who think another week ‘will not do any harm,’ you might be in for a surprise. Dirty sheets can actually contribute to a lot of issues such as triggering asthma, allergies, skin issues, and more.
While you are sticking your sheets in the wash, do not forget your mattress either! Your mattress can also go through the rounds, and considering we sleep on them every night, they are not immune to sweat or any other fluids that might seep through the sheets.
Keep your bed nice and healthy by making sure your mattress stays clean, and your sheets are washed regularly.
Keep On Top of Vacuuming
Vacuuming is just as important to remove allergens and dust particles that can build up. It is just another layer of debris you do not want to be breathing in when you are asleep. Make sure to vacuum your room at least once a week to keep excess to a minimum!
Being organized can help immensely with keeping things clean, especially if everything has a place of its own. Getting rid of clutter and rubbish that has built up in your room is one of the first steps to getting organized, that way, you can see what you are left with and what needs a proper place in your room. When this is sorted, you will be able to clean regularly and efficiently in sections, keeping on top of everything!
*Photos by Taryn Elliott