Arguably the room that is the most integral part of the household: the bedroom. It’s here we spend on average a third of our life, and it where the magic happens…sleep! And because of this, it is also one of the most unhygienic rooms of a house, as a lot of dead skin cells are shed there during sleep. Here’s a list of top tips from Bristol Cleaners on how to keep the bedroom squeaky clean!
As mentioned above, a lot of dead skin cells are shed in the bedroom, which are part of what forms the layers of dust atop surfaces. Once a week, you should dust the surfaces using a slightly damp cloth or sponge. Never use a feather duster, as it is proven not to pick up dust as efficiently. Start with higher surfaces first, as some dust may be swept off onto lower surfaces.
Surfaces such as mirrors and windows attract a lot of dust. Thus everytime you dust down the surfaces don’t forget the mirror! While glass cleaning products are fine to use, be careful not to use too much as this will cause the surface to become streaky. If you would rather not risk it, a damp cloth should work just fine.
A regular vacuuming is a must for every room in the house. Dust, dirt, stray hairs and fluff always find themselves trodden into the carpet. This is a task that should be done at least once a week to ensure there your floor is clean enough to feast off of!
If you have wooden floors, you should ensure it is mopped with one part bleach to four parts hot water, as vacuum cleaners cannot lift any stains on the floor.
Keep the Floor Decluttered
Of course you won’t have much joy hoovering or mopping the floor if it is not clutter-free! It’s too easy to fall into the trap of discarding books, laundry and the like onto the floor, but eventually it will all pile up until it becomes too overwhelming to consider tidying.
Investing in a laundry hamper is a one way to tackle this issue, as well as ensuring you keep a small bin in your room for any trash.
Make the Bed
After a long day of work, coming home to an immaculately-made bed is a small pleasure. But fluffing the peoples and straightening out the duvet every morning is not enough. Depending variables such as how much you sweat per night, bedding should be washed weekly. It has been proven that sleeping on the same pillow for several nights in a row can cause skin conditions such as acne. So in order to keep a hygienic bed, make sure to change the sheets on a weekly basis. However, the actual duvets and mattress toppers only need cleaning twice per year.