How to Clean Out From Under Your Bed

Never mind about “out of sight, out of mind” – the longer you leave the dust under your bed, the more it accumulates. This may be great news for dust mites, but it’s bad news for anyone with allergies.

Steps:

  1. Tuck lengthy dust ruffles and bed covers into the mattress, to give yourself free access to under the bed.
  2. Pull bed away from the wall to vacuum, or pass a damp cloth along runners and behind the headboard.
  3. Vacuum thoroughly under and around the bed, paying special attention to corners of floors and walls.
  4. Sweep a dust mop over wood floors.
  5. Pass a damp or lightly soaped cloth along runners, if you have carpet, or a cloth dampened with wood soap over runners and floor, if you have wood floors.
  6. Replace your bed and repeat every month or so.

Tips:
Clean under your bed as often as you change the linen. Your bed will be stripped anyway, and your fresh bedding will not pick up dust balls.
Warnings:
Avoid moving extremely heavy furniture alone; you could injure yourself.

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