With some things in life, ignorance is bliss. However, not when it comes to anything cleaning-related. This is especially true with regards to your bedroom, where you spend a good third of your day. There are some harsh truths you need to accept, such as that just because something looks clean doesn’t mean it is clean.
In that sense, you will do well to consider the fact that the carpet in the bedroom is probably a lot more soiled than you would like it to be. Did you know that a carpet can hold almost one pound of dust and dirt for every square foot of its surface? Sounds rather scary, doesn’t it? And to think you are walking on it and sleeping right next to it every single night. It would not be farfetched to say that the carpet in your bedroom can become a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites.
To ensure a healthy and bedroom environment and a clean carpet, you can follow some of these tips:
The very first thing you have to consider when it comes to keeping your carpet clean is to acquire a good enough vacuum. Vacuuming is the most basic way of keeping the carpet clean and allergen-free. To meet your goal, you should invest in a decent vacuum cleaner. This will be the main tool to get rid of the dust and other soils in the carpet. Look for one that has good suction. A motorised brush will also help you in your vacuuming efforts. Getting a lightweight model will help you address this chore without too much effort.
Apart from vacuuming; you can also ensure that your carpet is cleaned by a professional at least one or two times a year. Once a year is a good minimum to aim for. That way, you can keep the carpet clean. But there is also another great benefit to it – professional cleaning extends the lifespan of the carpet as well. Bear in mind that you can probably clean the carpet with a steam cleaner machine on your own, but it is risky. A professional will know how to make the most use of the machine and get deeply ingrained spoils out of your carpet to return it to pristine condition.
Well, this is not really a cleaning tip per se, but it is one that is worth a mention. If you can do without a carpet in the bedroom, maybe it is a good idea to do so – opt for hardwood instead. Hardwood floors are much easier to clean, as they only require a slightly damp mop to remove the dust and allergens. They don’t hide dust and other spoils and are far easier to maintain. Of course, not everyone prefers this option, so make sure you consider the alternatives.
Adding one or two area rugs to your bedroom carpets is another way to help you keep the area clean. Area rugs serve as a barrier for dirt and dust getting into the fibres of the carpet. If the rug is small enough, you can machine wash it and forget about any carpet cleaning trouble.
Following these tips is a fantastic way to help you keep your carpet in the bedroom clean and, as a result, the entire room fresh.