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Cleaning expert warns people who make their bed first thing in the morning

Cleaning expert warns people who make their bed first thing in the morning

Turns out you could be helping bed bugs have a cosy place to live

We all have our little morning routines, whether that involves an early run, a room tidy and a shower or just grabbing our bag and pegging it out the door, leaving a tip behind us.

And if you’re on the more organised side of the scale, making your bed might be a vital part of your day.

But turns out it might actually be better to be the less organised, messy ones.

Yep, those people too lazy (no judgement here, I’d rather the time in bed than the minutes spent sorting my pillows) to make their bed are potentially better off.

A cleaning expert has actually warned against doing it first thing in the morning.

Mrs. D (that’s on Instagram for the fans) is well known for providing simple tips and tricks for keeping your home nice and clean.

The pro previously urged her hoard of followers to stop making their beds first thing in the morning.

She says it’s vital to let them ‘breathe’. Let your bed breathe. Seriously.

Writing on Instagram, Mrs. D said that over the course of a night, our hot and damp sheets attract bed bugs and dirt, and we should be keeping the covers off for some time after waking up.

Do you make your bed first thing?
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And after the recent bed bugs invasion, it really strikes a chord - ain’t no way we want them crawling on us in our sleep.

She wrote: "It seems a lot of people get up and make the bed straight away. This is something you need to stop doing.

"Get out of bed and throw the duvet back and let your bed breathe.

"During the night we not only sweat but we also shed skin, and this is a magnet for dust mites and bed bugs."

Mrs. D continued: "They love damp and humid areas, and some people only let their bed breathe in the summer and think that you don't need to do this in the winter because of the cold weather.

"But this isn't true. With central heating being on in the winter it can attract dust mites/bed bugs just as much as in the summer months.

She says to let your bed 'breathe'.
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"So, by making your bed first thing every morning you are trapping all that damp air and helping dusts mites/bed bugs breed (sounds horrible, but it's true)."

Mrs. D went on to say that in order to keep our beds as clean as possible, we should be airing them for at least an hour a day.

She added: "I know it's nice to see your bedroom looking clean and fresh and of course we lead busy lives, which means it's easy to make the bed before you go to work.

"But doing, this will help a lot. If you don't have an hour in the morning, leave it 'til you get home, and make the bed then... at least you know it's had a good airing."

After reading her advice, some of Mrs. D's followers pledged to change their ways.

Commenting on the post, one person wrote: "I didn't know this! Will definitely do from now on."

While another added: "'Great advice! Works for me as I am always tardy at making my bed."

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Topics: Hacks, Home, Instagram, Sleep