Big Spring Clean: Bedrooms

Make the effort for a thorough clean and you’ll see lasting results. Overnight, your body sheds skin, perspires and helps feed all those tiny household nasties that live in your mattress – not the stuff of sweet dreams!

Cleaner bedroom tips

  • Strip the mattress and use a vacuum cleaner to clean off dead skin, mites and other surface dirt.

  • If your mattress is quite new, check the manufacturer’s advice on maintenance.

  • If your mattress is stained, use a damp sponge with a mild detergent (washing up liquid) to clean. Don’t make the mattress too wet.

  • Turn the mattress over and around, so the foot and the head are switched.

  • Ideally, leave the mattress to air for a couple of hours before making the bed.

  • Take all your clothes out to sort through.

  • Use the vacuum cleaner to sweep inside the wardrobe.

  • Repeat with drawers.

  • Pillows should be machine washable, check the label. If you have washing balls, place these in the drum to reduce the risk of pillows going lumpy.

  • Wash duvets every six months at least.



Pass it on – keeping bedrooms cleaner longer

  • Use canvas storage bags for things under your bed or on top of wardrobes so they don’t gather dust. Especially spare pillows and duvets that you want to get out for visitors.

  • Use a mattress protector on your bed to keep mattresses fresher for longer. Buy two for each bed so that the used one can go in the wash along with your duvet and sheets.

  • Necklaces, bracelets, hair ties etc. can add to dust-gathering clutter on table tops.  Buy an ornamental necklace hanger to keep little items off surfaces.



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