With the approaching season of hosting overnight guests, I thought I should let you in on a quick cleaning tip…
If you’ve seen my morning routine chart, you will notice “make the bed” in the middle of the list.
Actually, I save this task for late morning after I’ve done everything else on the list. Sometimes I even start working, then make the bed during a stretch break.
Our beds need to air out to let all of the sweat and moisture dry. Otherwise, you’re in for a dirty little surprise in the bedroom; dampness is the perfect breeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs.
So, simply fold back your sheets to the end of the bed like this,
and go about the rest of your morning routine.
Bonus Tip: Spritz your bedroom with a couple of squirts of lavender-scented room spray to freshen the air, too.
Airing out your bed will keep your linens freshish between washes.
I mean, really, between sweat, morning breath, humidity, pet dander, dead skin cells and dust-mites, how fresh can your sheets be? This reminds me of an episode of “That’s Incredible!” (remember that show?) where they shared a close-up of the microscopic dust-mites living on our bodies and feeding on our dead skin cells.
Hopefully, your freshly made bed will make you forget about all that “incredibleness.”
I made up a little rhyme to help you remember to air out your bed…
See you in class,