Cleaning expert warns against making your bed first thing in the morning

omg 23/11/2020

Bad news if you can't leave the house in the morning without making your bed - you might be doing yourself more harm tan good!

A cleaning expert has taken to Instagram to encourage people to air their beds out to help kill any bacteria.

"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 said.

"During the night we not only sweat but we also shed skin, and this is a magnet for dust mites and bed bugs.

"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)."

She went on to say the best cause of practice was to leave the blankets off the bed for at least an hour each morning.

"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."

In terms of general cleanliness, she suggested washing sheets once a week "using a high wash cycle and a laundry cleanser, this will kill any bacteria on your bedding."

While it might not be a nice thought - it is certainly a welcome one!