Spring is on our doorstep and with the warmer temperatures often comes the time of year where people want to focus on getting in shape for summer. While you may be used to hearing about detoxing your body and the health benefits associated with that, have you ever considered detoxing your bedroom? Parry Custom Homes, a premier homebuilder for Pittsburgh custom homes, shares how you can detox your bedroom for the new spring season.
Your bedroom is your haven and a place you spend an average of 200,000 hours of your life! So, you want the place you go to rejuvenate yourself each night to not only be comfortable but also to be clean.
There are a few areas of your bedroom that if you don’t pay attention too and clean often, can easily get germy and collect dust very fast. If you disinfect these areas often, you can help prevent catching a cold while you catch up on your Z’s!
These are the four items in your home you will want to focus your detoxing efforts on:
- Most people are used to washing their bedsheets and linens on a weekly basis, but what about your pillows? Pillows often get neglected and if you don’t wash them regularly, your pillows can be the gatekeepers of germs and bacteria right under your nose without you even realizing it.
So how is best to clean your pillow? You will first want to make sure that your pillow can be thrown in the washing machine. If the pillow isn’t machine washable, don’t attempt to wash it anyways as it will most likely explode in the washing machine.
You will want to put two pillows in the washing machine at a time. This will allow the machine to stay balanced as it spins. Use a mind liquid detergent, as a powder detergent will leave residue on your pillows.
Then, run your pillows through the rinse cycle twice to make sure the detergent is out of the pillow. Lastly, throw the pillows in the dryer and add in 2 or 3 tennis balls that are wrapped in socks. This will help you fluff your pillows without the work!
- The next place in your room you will want to keep an eye out to keep clean will be the curtains in your room, if you have them. The best way to keep mold out of your bedroom is to open your shades and let the sunshine overpower any mold that may be growing in your bedroom. The sun helps remove excess moisture that make be hanging out. Get in the rhythm of opening your curtains in the morning and let the sun shine in all day long.
As an added bonus, pull back your duvet cover and let the sun beam down on your pillows and sheets as well.
- The paint in your room will be the next area you want to check out and even consider putting a fresh new coat up for spring. If the paint in your bedroom is not a low or non-VOC paint, purchase one that is and give your bedroom a nice new coat of much healthier paint to be in your atmosphere. Paint with VOCs, also known as volatile organic compounds, causes a big source of indoor air pollution and even is linked to risks of cancer, liver and kidney damage.
- Lastly, if you have trouble falling asleep at night try taking a break from electronics at least an hour before you hit the hay. Electronics can disrupt your natural sleep habits, so limiting any screen time with any device an hour before bed can have you drifting off to sleep much quicker and easier.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. Call or contact us today for more information.