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Where Dust is Hiding in Your Bedroom

If you’re like most people, your bedroom is an oasis to relax and unwind after a long day. You set it up with the comfiest bedding and blankets you can find, decorate it to your taste, and keep it as clean as you can so it doesn’t look chaotic or cluttered.

But what if we told you that, as hard as you try to keep your bedroom in pristine condition, it could be harboring millions of dust mites, allergens, and other evil particles? That’s right — dust is hiding in a number of places in your bedroom, so it’s important to give these places a deep-cleaning.

Your Bedding

You know those down comforters, knit blankets, and goose feather pillows you're so fond of? We’re sorry to say it, but they’re a breeding ground for dust and dead skin. Get rid of all that gunk by washing your sheets, blankets, and other bedding in hot water at least once a month. For large items like comforters and pillows, you may have to bring those to a laundromat.

Your Mattress

After they’ve made their way down through your bedding, dust mites love to make a home in your mattress. Since you can’t toss this cushioned rectangle in the washing machine, every few weeks, vacuum the mattress, pour baking soda over it, let it sit, and vacuum it again. This can help get rid of dust as well as lingering odors.

You may also want to consider getting a mattress protector to make cleaning this item easier.

Your Trinkets

We know you love the candles, trophies, and other knick-knacks that you’ve set up along your dresser and on shelves, but these items just give dust more surface area to cover. Limit yourself to a handful of trinkets around your room, and make sure to regularly wipe them down with a microfiber cloth to remove any dust that may still linger.

Do you want to get rid of even more dust in your bedroom and improve your overall air quality? Contact the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing about installing an air purifier in your home!