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Cleaning Expert Warns About Making Your Bed First Thing In The Morning

Cleaning Expert Warns About Making Your Bed First Thing In The Morning

A cleaning expert has warned people to change their morning routine after revealing the disgusting truth about our beds.

Mrs. D 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 one of her latest posts, she urged us all to stop making our beds first thing in the morning, saying it's important to let them 'breathe'.

Writing on Instagram, she 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.

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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.

Mrs. D says it's important we let our beds 'breathe'. Credit: PA
Mrs. D says it's important we let our beds 'breathe'. Credit: PA

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

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"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.

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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.

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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.

Your bed doesn't have to look perfect first thing in the morning. Credit: PA
Your bed doesn't have to look perfect first thing in the morning. Credit: PA
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"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."

And for those of you out there who go for the biannual wash, Mrs. D also has some bad news for you.

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The influencer continued: "Wash your sheets once a week, using a high wash cycle and a laundry cleanser, this will kill any bacteria on your bedding.

"Once a month, deep clean your mattress by vacuuming it and then using a steam cleaner to kill all bacteria and dust mites. Wash your duvets and pillows every 6 months. If you can fit them in your own washing machine then take them to the launderette. Most launderettes offer a duvet cleaning service."

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."

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Topics: cleaning, Bed

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]