Home owners in Singapore are
always keen on cleaning, but surprisingly when it
comes to the bedroom, some of that keenness is lost.
This leads to some spots being neglected while
others are not cleaned properly. People use their
bedrooms almost every day, if not every day, and
this should give you a rough idea of the dirt that
collects in such rooms over time. Read on to ensure
you do not make any of these mistakes ever again
when cleaning your bedroom.
1. Ignoring the mattress
Most readers will attest to this problem. The
mattress is often neglected during cleaning yet it
is used every single day. Those who remember just
flip it to the other side. This means that the next
time you flip it, both sides will be dirty. Flipping
is good, but it does not clean the mattress. The
mattress should preferably be cleaned with a vacuum
cleaner. Ensure to use a vacuum that is gentle on
fabrics so as not to damage the mattress. You should
refrain from using water at all costs since the
sponge in the mattress tends to hold moisture even
when it is assumed to be 'dry’.
2. Not changing bedding frequently
How often should you change your bedding?
Experts advise that bedding should be changed
weekly. Doctors support this claim and go further to
state that people with allergies should do so twice.
This is because dust, dirt and germs collect on the
bedding as soon as you lay on the bed. When left for
long, they multiply and cause certain illnesses such
as skin diseases and colds. Start changing the
bedding at least every week and you’ll definitely
notice a difference in your health; those common
colds will be a thing of the past. This goes to
pillow cases especially, but not to say that the
rest are less important.
3. Not washing pillows and comforters
When you sleep on your pillow you drool on it,
cry, hair and face oil gets on to it. At first, all
these go to the pillow case directly. With time,
this dirt seeps through the pillow case to the
pillow. As such, the pillows should also be cleaned
after a certain period of time. Check whether they
can be washed and the manufacturer’s advice on the
best cleaning method. Proceed to clean them as
advised. If not, consider changing your pillows at
least annually to prevent the health risk posed by
this build up.
4. Using strongly scented products
When cleaning your bedroom, note that you’ll
sleep in it in a couple of hours. As such, avoid
using detergents and solutions with strong
fragrances. Inhalation of these scents when sleeping
will definitely give you a horrible cold. Use mild
scents that will disappear after a few hours.
5. Forgetting to ventilate
You dust and scrub your room thoroughly then you
forget to ventilate adequately; that means you have
done zero work. When dusting, the dust rises in to
the air and if not let out properly, it will settle
back on to other surfaces. Before you start
cleaning, open the windows and let the air and
sunshine in. It will add life to the room. The sun
and the air will clear the dampness that is usually
felt in bedrooms. It will also take out any
unsettled dust out of your room.
6. Forgetting the floor
The bedroom floor should be cleaned, regardless
of whether you have a carpet, rug or wooden floor.
It does not matter whether you walk in to your room
on tip toes to avoid touching the floor, it should
still be cleaned. Floors should be vacuumed properly
whether there is a carpet or wood. Carpets should be
washed after a certain period time to remove
collected dirt. Make sure you clean under the bed as
much as you never step on that part.
7. Using the wrong tools and methods
Bedrooms tend to have a lot of upholstery,
fabrics and furniture. For each surface, choose the
right tools to use and the best method of cleaning.
For example, some people change the bedding first
then proceed to dusting. This is wrong. The dust
will settle on the clean bedding and harm you. Also,
with solutions and detergents, use products that are
preferably made specifically for upholstery. This
will preserve the good condition of such surfaces.
The bedroom should be given a
thorough cleaning just like other rooms. Avoid
cleaning mistakes that will harm you and the
condition of your bedroom.