A cleaning expert has warned about making your bed first thing in the morning – FM104

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A cleaning expert has revealed the horrible truth about our beds, meaning that some of us may wish to change our morning routine.

Mrs D's Cleaning Reviews on Instagram is famous for sharing simple tips and tricks for keeping our houses clean and one of her recent posts has us all questioning our actions.

In the post, Mrs D has urged us to stop making our beds first thing in the morning, because it's important to let our beds 'breathe'.

She explained that during the 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.

She said: "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."

She continued: "During the night we not only sweat but we also shed skin, and this is a magnet for dust mites and bed bugs. 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. 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 explain that we need tobe airing our bedfor at least an hour a day.

"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."

"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."

She also offered advice on how often we should wash our sheets saying:"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."

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