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Preventing Your Bedroom From Giving you the Sniffles

by Vivienne Sinkow 02/01/2019

It's the season of the year when one of the top priorities on everyone's list is to keep away from getting sick. While washing our hands and taking extra vitamins are important your bedroom could be a lurking danger to that goal. 

We spend on average 7 hours a night asleep or in our bedrooms each day, typically a little more in the winter months thanks to the sun's seeming hibernation. With so much of our time spent in that one room, you should make sure that it is not making you sick. A few things to make a habit of keeping clean are...

Bedding

So often it part of the house cleaning that we put off but sheets and pillowcases should be cleaned once a week. As you sleep on it dirt, oils, dead skin, germs, even drool can accumulate leaving plenty to make you sick. 

Pillows

For similar reasons, pillows should be cleaned twice a year. Thankfully most pillows can just be thrown into the wash and dryer with good results. If not, putting it in the sun can help to sanitize and deodorize it.

Under the bed

Whether you are a nit-pick or this area has become a catch-all for anything that hit your bedroom floor chances are that you overlook this area in the monthly deep clean. Clear out anything that might be negatively impacting your heal and run a vacuum or broom underneath to keep the dust from piling up.

Dust your ceiling fan

Again an often overlooked part of the room that requires regular cleaning. If you dust it once a month, it should not have a chance to send the dust fairies down onto you in the middle of your blissful sleep.

The air 

Huh? Yes, just as important to your health is the air quality of your bedroom. Let fresh air into your house and bedroom periodically. Doing this allows the air to circulate and helps germs to be flushed out. Another way to take care of the air in your bedroom is to use aromatherapy. If you are using good quality essential oils, they can help to kill bacteria and virus germs in the air and make your room smell fresh and clean. If you run the heater, it will also be a good idea to use a humidifier to make sure that dry air is not leaving your nasal passages dried out and stuffy in the process.

Your sanctuary from germs and allergens

Don't forget that your home can hold just as much responsibility for your health as many other elements around us. Do your part to stay healthy. Keep away from allergens in your home by keeping these often overlooked parts of your house clean. You will be able to remain confident, knowing that your home is your sanctuary.

About the Author

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Vivienne Sinkow
Vivienne is a 28yr Naples resident having lived and opened retail businesses in Monte Carlo, Atlantic City, and Naples. She has been a realtor since 2001 and has garnered many referrals from her clients. A passionate realtor concerned only with finding you the very best home for your needs and budget she will be with you every step of the way. She is extremely knowledgeable about SW Florida watching it grow from 1989 and familiarising herself with each community from inception. Her longevity in the business has introduced her to many other related professionals who will advise you on loans, insurance and contractors. Vivienne has also assisted many buyers with renovations and has experience in new construction having spent 1 yr on site selling luxury high rise condominiums. You need a realtor who listens, understands your lifestyle and can pinpoint communities of interest to you at lightening speed without wasting your valuable time. Her past clients know when she lists your property she will endeavour to sell at the best value taking into consideration your home's upgrades and comparing it to the general market value not just the last sold price in your community. Its why she has so many repeat and referred clients, trust and integrity count.