Better sleep in fresh beds
A change of bed makes for good dreams, fresh towels for appetizing cleanliness. But when is the right time to replace it?
When the foliage changes color and outdoor temperatures drop, it's time to swap the summer blanket for the winter bed. But stop! Has the ceiling been moth-eaten as the sleeper has slipped out of it? Then it belongs before the next use once in the cleaning or if possible in the washing machine. Before she picks up what the owner sells for the next six months.
Something's going on in the beds.
Pajamas and bed linen take on average up to 1.5 liters of fluid night after night, plus dead skin scales. They are found abundantly on pillows and comforters and form the basis of life for mites. The small arachnids are less than a millimeter in size and can not be seen without a magnifying glass. Nevertheless, some people with allergies react to them, in the worst case even with asthma. Professionals recommend having your duvet and pillows professionally cleaned once a year.
Turning and Turning Mattresses
The number of times sheets and covers should be left in the washing machine is up to personal well-being. A rule of thumb is: every two weeks on summer days and every four weeks in winter. Those who sweat heavily at night, sleep naked or suffer from dust allergy, prefers to wash weekly. Not only the bedding is host for unwanted guests, also used mattresses show under the electron microscope a busy life of its own. The longer the sleeping pad is in use, the more mites accumulate on it. They multiply year-round, but especially like the warm, humid indoor climate between May and October.
After getting up, the duvet should be knocked back so that the mattress and blanket can be quickly ventilated and dried. Experts recommend turning the head end to the foot part at regular intervals and turning the bottom upwards. It is also important to ventilate the bed from below. This way, no mold is formed.
Slip-on covers improve the sleeping climate
If you want to thoroughly clean your mattress, use a mild detergent and a soft brush. Some documents also have a cover suitable for the washing machine. Vacuuming is not so effective, but less expensive.
What looks antiquated to one, spares the other's mattress: there are many editions. Tree, sheep's wool or hemp covers can improve the sleeping climate and make cleaning easier. In addition, the cover can ventilate outdoors. But rather not in the blazing sun, because there the body fat separated during sleep threatens to become sour from the heat and smell unpleasant. Latex pads would even melt there. On average, mattresses last around ten years with good care.
The towel does not get its name for nothing
After bath or shower, towels not only absorb residual water, but also dead skin cells, hair and make-up residues. Used three times, the terry towel belongs to it. And after each use on a leash or heating, because bacteria and mold multiply faster in the wet. Washcloths for the face are even more regular to wash, preferably at 60 degrees Celsius.
For face and body include various towels in the bathroom. And for each family member own, preferably hung in different colors or on different hooks. This will prevent unwanted confusion.
Kitchen rags in use again after washing
Cleaning and rinsing sponges or sponges in the kitchen should be washed after two days at the latest so as not to spread bacteria from the work surface to the hands and vice versa. Collected separately from the rest of the laundry and washed at 60 degrees Celsius, they are quickly ready for use again and can thus serve for years.