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If we really took a hard look at our bedding, the chances are that we'd be disgusted by it. That's certainly the case for this woman, who decided to shared a video that shows her followers how she cleans her husband's duvet. Watch [email protected]
In a video posted to her TikTok account, Vicki Daniels said she struggles to clean the quilt properly as a regular washing machine just doesn't shift the stains.
Instead she's taken to washing it in a bath, twice, using Borax and Arm & Hammer to shift the sweat and grease.
And the results are pretty amazing (grim).
As she fills up the tub and adds the washing mix, the water quickly shifts from a shade of green due to the chemicals to a thick, dark brown colour.
She then washes it a second time, and the duvet is visibly much, much cleaner - looking almost brand new by the end.
Astounded by the results, followers piled into the comments to share their utter shock at how well it came out in the end.
There was a general theme, you'll notice.
One user said: "Wait, it was supposed to be white?"
Another chimed in: "It's a whole different colour."
"The fact it was, like, tan when you put it in there," wrote a third.
While another added: "I didn't even know it was supposed to be white."
But the dirty truth about our bedding shouldn't come as a complete surprise to you.
Recently, Dr Karan Raj reminded us all of the importance of changing our pillows every two years, and the reason is pretty horrific.
In a video posted to his channel, Dr Raj says: "You need to change your pillows at least every two years.
"The average person sheds about four kilos of skin every year. Most of that ends up on your bed or pillow - a feast for microscopic dust mites.
"A single dust mite has about 20 dumps a day. Multiply that by the hundreds of mites living on your pillow. The build-up of dust mite faeces can cause breathing and allergy-type symptoms.
"And those nasty, yellow spots on your pillows? That's sweat and oil from your body. That moisture can breed mould and bacteria."
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