Why you shouldn’t make your bed first thing in the morning
A cleaning expert has revealed why you shouldn’t make your beds in the morning, warning of the disgusting impact it could have.
Ms D, known for her tips and tricks for keeping a clean home, shared the warning with her social media followers.
She stressed that it was important to let the beds “breathe” in the morning, before making them.
During the night, hot, damp sheets attract buds and dirt, which are then trapped inside the bedding when the beds are made in the morning.
Instead, she says, you should leave the covers on for a while after waking up.
Writing on Instagram, Ms D said: ‘It seems like a lot of people are getting up and making the bed straight away. It’s something you need to stop doing.
“Get out of bed, flip the duvet, and let your bed breathe.
“During the night, we not only sweat, but also shed skin, and it’s a magnet for dust mites and bedbugs.
“They like moist, moist places, and some people only let their bed breathe in the summer and think you don’t need to in the winter because of the cold.
“But that’s not true. With central heating on in the winter, it can attract dust mites/bed bugs as much as it does in the summer months.
“So by making your bed every morning you trap all that damp air and help the mites/bedbugs reproduce (sounds awful, but it’s true).”
She added: “I know it’s nice to see your bedroom clean and fresh and of course we lead busy lives which means it’s easy to make the bed before we go to work.
“But it will help a lot. If you don’t have an hour in the morning, leave it until you get home, and then make the bed…at least you know it’s been well ventilated .”