How Did You Lose Your Bed?

How Did You Lose Your Bed?

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Regina Yunghans
Apr 21, 2009

My brother, who is in the Peace Corps, recently told me that his bed was missing. Turns out he was airing out his mattress on the roof of his building and it blew away. It was eventually discovered and returned by the embassy building next door, who found his mattress in their garden. I first chalked his story up to another strange third-world adventure, until I started thinking of all the things inside my home that I air out on occasion...

I try to bring the area rug outside for a good beating a couple of times a year. Same goes for the sofa cushions and I would hang bed linens out all the time if space weren't an issue at my small apartment building. Hanging these items on a nice sunny day gives them a good freshening that's tough to beat.

Do you air out anything from your home as part of your spring cleaning ritual? Photo via Seams of Thought

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