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People vow to stop making their beds in morning after expert's disgusting warning

People vow to stop making their beds in morning after expert's disgusting warning

It might make you think twice about making your bed first thing

We all have our morning routines, so changing it seems a bit of a pointless thing to a do for a lot of us.

One ritual many will take part in every morning is making the bed - a pretty common step before the commute to the office, right?

Well, thanks to advice from a cleaning expert, many people have been vowing to stop making their beds first thing.

Mrs. D - who goes by @mrs.ds.cleaning.reviews on Instagram - is well known for her simple tips and tricks for keeping a house spick and span, sharing them with her army of followers.

And in a post from 2020, she urged us all to stop making our beds first thing in the morning, saying it's important to let them 'breathe'.

You may want to think twice about making your bed first thing.
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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.

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.

"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.

You should air your bed for at least an hour, according to the expert.
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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 said: "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."

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Sleep, Home