Do you struggle with unpleasant odours in your bedroom? Is your place of rest filled with a musty smell? It’s fairly common for our bedrooms to develop an odour once in a while.
But with the following steps, you can keep your bedroom clean and smelling fresh!
Open your windows for fresh air
Fresh air really does work wonders! Open your windows every day – don’t fret 5 or 10 minutes is enough – to allow fresh air to flow into your bedroom. Having the windows open will allow for musty bedroom odours to leave your room and direct sunlight has natural bacteria killing properties. Opening your windows is a win-win situation!
Keep your sheets fresh
Ensuring that you change your sheets weekly can be a huge step in reducing unpleasant odours. When we sleep we sweat and create natural body odours which can get trapped into your sheets, making it the perfect spot for bacteria if they’re not changed regularly.
A neat trick to airing out your bed is pulling the covers down when you get up in the morning. Go about your usual morning routine, then quickly make the bed before you head out the door.
Tackle odours from ground up
The bedroom floor can be a breeding ground for foul smells. Carpets are particularly prone to trapping in smells. Don’t be tempted to skip the weekly vacuum when cleaning, instead ensure that all areas of your bedroom are thoroughly cleaned. This includes under your bed, in corners, and furniture where dust can build up over time.
Wash your walls
If you’ve tried the above steps and the odour is still there, consider washing your walls with vinegar to freshen up your bedroom. Mix ¼ cup of vinegar to every 2 litres of water and proceed to wash walls with a clean washcloth.
The vinegar smell will disappear as the walls dry leaving your bedroom clean and fresh!
Don’t mask odours
It can be tempting to mask odours instead of treating the source of the problem. Solutions such as potpourri and candles may work in the short term, but for the long term they’re not so great.
Bedroom odours left to fester can develop into more intense smells and become even more difficult to remove. It’s best to tackle them as they happen. After all, who wants to sleep with a nasty smell around them?