The bedroom is often dirtier than other rooms. Bed in our room is the source of comfort and relaxation for all of us. Therefore, proper cleaning and maintenance are essential for better sleep.
Why is My Bed Always Dirty? Bedding accessories like mattress sheets, blankets, and pillows tend to hold dust for a long time. Dirt on the electric devices and poor room cleaning can make the bed sandy. Dust from the outside and the presence of skin flakes and food crumbs on the bed can make them dirty. Open windows also allow dust-filled air to enter the room to create a mess.
Keeping the sleeping place clean is the concern of all of us. But knowing the root cause of the dirt is more important to solve the problem.
Bedding accessories carry dust
The accessories like sheets, comforters, pillows, blankets, and cushions are the sources of grime and debris on the mattress.
The mattress is the place where we spend plenty of time during days and nights. Dust is transferred from outside due to the frequent traffic in the room. Kids can also carry dust to the bed from outside.
The dirt and other pollutants stick to the comforters and the blankets. The presence of dust on these accessories gives a clumsy look to the bed.
Try to clean the sheets and pillow covers weekly.
It will help prevent the accumulation of grime on the sheets. Wash the comforters and blankets at least once a month to keep them clean.
Prevent the kids from carrying the dirt to the mattress by keeping them away from the source of debris. Finally, keep the pets away from the room to prevent the transfer of dirt to your room.
Dirty electric devices
Our bedroom also contains enormous electric appliances like fans, air conditioners, chandeliers, and lamps.
They can also transfer dust to our bed through the air. In addition, the bed covers and blankets can be a house for dead insects and mites.
Touching the appliances can also transfer dust from one place to another. For example, electric devices like the computer in our room tend to hold dirt due to the positive charge. The air conditioner can also throw accumulated grime on the bedding while operating.
Clean the electric appliances regularly to keep the bed clean. Clean the dirt from these devices twice a week. Clean the computer and laptops, as these can make the mattress dirty.
Poor cleaning of the bedroom
The bedroom is a crucial part of our house. It is not just a room but a place to relax after a tiresome day.
Most people clean the upper surface of the bed and floor. But it is also essential to clean up under the frame.
Dirt also accumulates on the underside of the bed. The rugs and carpets on the floor also carry a lot of dust, pollen, skin cells, and bugs. Ignoring to clean these accessories can also transfer dust to the sleeping place.
Poor cleaning of bookshelves and closets can also be a source of dirt in the room. Sand from the closet and bookshelves is transferred to the mattress through books and clothes.
Properly clean the grime and organize the books after every week in bookshelves.
Dust or sandy surrounding
Sometimes the outside environment of the house is dusty. For example, you will see sand lurking on the bed no matter how often you clean the sheets. In addition, sandstorms can bring dirt into your home.
Building construction near your house can be a source of dirt in the room. Air from the outside is full of dust and carries it to the house. The dirt starts to accumulate on different surfaces. Different objects and things become a carrier of the dust from these surfaces.
Keep the doors and windows closed to prevent the accumulation of dirt.
Remove all the upholstered furniture from the room. The upholstery can also carry dirt in its fabric. Otherwise, cover it with a slipcover to prevent the dust from getting settled.
Presence of skin flakes and hair
Skin shedding is a natural phenomenon in human beings. A human sheds more than 5 million skin cells in a day. The skin flakes get attached to the covers and other accessories.
The dust mites feed on the skin cells and other dead animals. The presence of skin cells can attract them to the bedding.
Brushing hair on the bed can also cause them to fall on the mattress. The hair fall can also make the place dirty. Your pet hair and fur can also get mixed with skin flakes and attract dust mites. All these things give an untidy look to your mattress.
To overcome this issue, you should regularly make the bed. Remove the mites and skin flakes from the sheets and comforters. Avoid brushing the hair in the room to prevent them from falling n the mattress.
Eating food on the bed
Frequently eating on the bed can also make it dirty. Food crumbs stick in the bedding and create a mess. The spillage of the drink makes the sheets and mattress dirty. It also invites ants and their crawling insects onto the bed.
The covers also become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Spillage of different liquids and oily food can also make the sheet stinky.
You should avoid eating in bed to keep it neat. Do not let your kids go to bed with snacks in their hands.
Spread a mat on the mattress before eating food. Remove all the food crumbs from the sheets and pillows carefully. Wash the covers and comforters immediately in case of accidental spillage of liquid on it.
The outside air is filled with dirt and debris. When the air blows, it carries all the sand inside the room. The open windows are the main route of incoming dust-filled air in the room. The grime from the air gets settled on the mattress.
In dry climates, the build-up of static charge on sheets and blankets can make the dirt stick to them. Opening windows during peak traffic time can make the situation worse.
Keep the windows closed during the day to prevent dust from entering the room. You can open them in the early morning when the air is fresh and pure.
You can use an air purifier to filter the dust and airborne particles in the bedroom. Install a mesh in the windows to hinder the movement of sand-filled air into the house. Hang thick curtains on the windows to prevent insects and dirt entering the house.