This Weekend: 30 Minutes of Cleaning Time Could Lead to a Better Sleep

This Weekend: 30 Minutes of Cleaning Time Could Lead to a Better Sleep

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Carrie McBride
Apr 28, 2017

Whether you are prone to dust allergies or will just rest easier knowing the area you spend 8 (okay, 7?, 6?) hours sleeping in each night is clean as a whistle, your bed zone is well-worth a half hour of your time this weekend.

This Weekend's Assignment: Focus on achieving a clean, dust-free bed zone.

Clean Your Bedding: Strip your bed of blankets, comforters, sheets, pillows and mattress pad and give them all a good wash. If you haven't done it recently, now's a great time to flip your mattress.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Clean Your Actual Bed: If you have a fabric bed or headboard, vacuum it with the upholstery attachment (or pet attachment if you have pets). Leather, faux leather, metal and wood headboards can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Wipe down any other flat areas of the bed where dust can accumulate.

Remove Dust Bunnies: If you have the wiggle room, move your bed and do a thorough cleaning of the bed's footprint. If you have carpet or a rug underneath, go over the area well with a vacuum. If your bed is above hardwood or tile, vacuum or sweep up debris and then mop or wipe down with a damp cloth. If there isn't room to move the bed out of the way, try angling it as much as you can in each direction to reach as much of the floor surface as you can. If you really can't move the bed, do your best to remove dust and dirt with the wand attachment of your vacuum or a hand-held Swiffer duster (or similar).

If you finish and want to keep going, why not try a full Bedroom Blast?

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. This is a marathon, not a sprint!

  • Help motivate others by letting the rest of us know how things are going! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.
  • Check out 2017's entire Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all Weekend Project ideas, so you can pick and choose what to do this weekend.
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