Surprising Reasons to Keep Your Bedroom Clean
We know the phrase "go clean your room" probably brings back some bad childhood memories, but did you know that cleaning your room can actually help reduce things like dust mites and other bed bugs, keep you less stressed and save you money? Not to mention making your bed every day can help you feel more accomplished and organized.
Are you starting to think that maybe mom and dad were right? Even though cleaning your room can be a tedious process, the results are worth the hour of cleaning and laundry.
Four Reasons to Clean Your Room
Bye Bye Dust Mites and Dander
Washing your sheets does more than just sanitize your bed; it can help get rid of unwanted dust mites and bugs in your bed. These icky insects gravitate toward places with high humidity and tend to live in sheets and blankets. Consistently washing your sheets also eliminates dander and dead skin cells that naturally build up in your sheets over time.
Mattress Firm recommends laundering your sheets every 1-2 weeks in warm water for a fresh start. Consider buying pillows and hypoallergenic mattress protectors to keep bugs and mites out of your mattress and pillows. If you tend to have allergies while you sleep, these pesky bugs might be the problem.
Long-Live Your Bedroom
Keeping your room in tip-top condition doesn't just help to reduce your allergies, and make your room aesthetically pleasing, it can also save you money. Stock up on furniture polish and stain remover to help ensure your room is prepared for any accidents. If you're diligent about dusting your dresser and cleaning your carpet, you could double or even triple the time before you need to replace it.
Maintaining your furniture, sheets and carpet will prevent you from making an unwanted spend later down the road. Trust us, keeping your bedroom like-new will also keep your wallet happy.
Making Your Bed Can Make Your Day
It takes two minutes max (and that's with a lot of pillows). Making your bed each morning may seem like an unnecessary task, but it can do a lot more than just leave your room looking clean.
Making your bed can instill a sense of accomplishment and create feelings of positivity. Crossing it off your to-do list first thing in the morning will help jump-start your day and prepare you for the rest of the day. Also, who doesn't love crawling into a crisp, clean bed each night?
Sweep Away Your Stress
Doing a deep clean of your dirty room can also help tidy up your brain. It's no secret that if your home and bedroom are messy, your thoughts are probably scattered as well.
Is the "messy bed, messy head" saying just a conspiracy to keep your bedroom, mattress and all, clean? Not according to a study from Indiana University. The study found that taking care of yourself and your home go hand-in-hand. Do yourself a favor and set aside an hour for a cleaning spree. This will help clear out any clutter and keep your room, and your thoughts, organized.
Even though cleaning your room may feel like a mundane task, it can help you feel a sense of accomplishment, happiness and pride. So get up five minutes early, make your bed and fluff your pillows — these quick and easy tasks will ensure you wake up on the right side of the bed.