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Healthy Home Cleaning & Safety Tips: Bedroom

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

The best things in life are the simplest – like laying down in a big, comfy bed at night and shaking off a hectic day at work. But how can you fully relax when there are potential hazards in your place of retreat? Dangers like carbon monoxide and allergens are something to keep you up at night. Try out the bedroom safety and cleaning tips below so that you can rest assured.

Photo: Inspired by Charm

 

Air Out Bedding

Let your bed air out each day prior to making it – this allows mite-friendly moisture to evaporate. For further prevention, air out pillows and vacuum the mattress.

 

Don’t Use Moth Balls

Moth balls contain possible carcinogens. Rather than using these to protect your clothes, store clean silks and woolens in zip-up bags.

 

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is invisible but deadly. Install a detector system to protect yourself and your family from this silent killer. This alarm detects smoke and gases and can send notifications to your phone, so that you you’ll always know your home is safe, no matter how near or far you are from it.

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Replace Your Mattress

Replace your old mattress with one that doesn’t contain flame retardants, such as mattresses made with wool which is naturally flame-resistant. Other factors that indicate it’s time to buy a new mattress: it’s more than 10 years old or has lumps or dips. This mattress has an overwhelming response of 5-star ratings. 

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Ditch Wall-to-Wall Carpet

Tear out old, dingy carpeting that has collected build up of dust, pet dander and other allergens. Lay down washable area rugs instead.

 

Use Dust-Proof Pillow Covers

Prolong your pillow’s lifespan with dust-proof covers that keep mites out.

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Get Rid of Clothes

We are all guilty of letting garments we haven’t touched in ages overstay their welcome in our closets and dressers. Sort through your clothes and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit or hasn’t been worn in the last year or two.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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