How often do you vacuum under your bed? Am guessing not regularly? Have you ever tried to vacuum under your bed? Do you know how to vacuum under your bed? Am also guessing No?
If this relates to your situation, then you’re not the only person having these challenges. A large percentage of people don’t clean underneath their bed or lack the time due to no proper guide on how to go about vacuuming under their bed.
Your bed is a notable factor in the properties you have in your home. It’s not something you just overlook, mainly because it’s almost if not the biggest furniture in your home which tends to easily be preyed upon by dust mites, dust, pet hair, and food crumbs. Especially if you’re someone who loves keeping things under your bed, for whatever reason, then you should know under your bed can act as an allergy-friendly environment.
If you don’t vacuum under your bed at least twice a month, it would greatly improve the freshness of your air in your room. It’s surprising how many people neglect this part, and if not attended can accrue dust quickly, also dead bugs, food particles, and trapped hair also.
Another important reason why the hygiene of your bed should be a priority is for those that eat on their beds, those crumbs of bacon can find their way underneath and this kind can attract roaches and even dust mites underneath your bed.
The sad part is you could wake up feeling sick, and this can be a big problem because the dust and other particles under your bed may be making you sick and you may not even know it. So, before eating on your bed try cleaning underneath your bed, and riding it off all the cluttered items.
Because if you don’t you expose yourself to unsanitary air, due to cluttered items underneath your bed. This can pose as asthma/allergy stimulator. For this reason, we can see how important it is to vacuum under the bed properly and have a clean and healthy living room
Now that I’ve identified possible reasons why you should clean under your bed regularly, let’s discuss the steps needed before you vacuum under your bed.
Required steps before vacuuming your bed
Before you start the vacuuming, there are certain things you must do to ease the cleaning process.
Create an open space under your bed:
You would have to remove all unwanted items that could be scattered around, under your bed. This entails; old boxes, old shoes, clothes, faded sweaters, and the rest. All unwanted items should be removed to give you a smooth cleaning session.
Also when removing the items under your bed, ensure you have a waste bin to discard the ones you aren’t using again and a storage bin to keep the memorial ones.
Ensure you haven’t omitted any item at all, whether hard or soft because any of the hard items can damage your vacuum cleaner while cleaning, so it’s important you take note of that
Use the right vacuum
This is an obvious step as if you’re still a die-hard fan of older vacuums from the eighties, then you may as well use a broom and a dust pad. A modernized vacuum would come handy in scenarios like this, especially canister vacuum cleaners the ones with a detachable hose. This flexibility would allow you to clean under your bed without breaking a sweat.
So when looking for a vacuum to go for, I recommend a canister vacuum cleaner.
Set the brushes:
After you must have done the above steps, don’t forget to set the brush towards the end of the wand which is connected to the hose. This brush would help you pick up any hair, so it doesn’t stick somewhere else.
Now that you’ve taken those steps above, let’s proceed to show you how it’s done.
Step 1: Final preparation
This step may seem similar to one of the required steps above but that’s just choosing a vacuum cleaner, what’s more, important is in choosing the right vacuum with tools you can easily switch. Also, this vacuum would have the switch for the appropriate level, carpet or floor
Before you start, if one side of your bed is against a wall, I recommend you pull the bed out if possible. (If you can’t arrangements can be made for this task. check your local carpenter) make sure you tuck out the bedspread and dust off any dirt particles off, before pulling the bed out.
Step 2: Vacuum!
When you start, you can use the small brush or the crevice tool to vacuum the side and baseboards. You can also use the same tool for the corners under your bed.
You should use long, straight, overlapping strokes that have a path from one side of your bed to the other side across the same width. Keep that in mind.
When you’re done with the width, you then vacuum across the width and in the corners.
Don’t forget to vacuum around the bed also, at least a few inches around the perimeter.
Step 3: Use Air-Freshener
You can spray air-freshener underneath your sheets and under your bed to kill unsanitary air from spreading into your room fast, this helps a lot.
Spray in the corners of your bed frames if you have any.
Step 4: Final Inspection
Be sure to examine the surface after you stop vacuuming to be sure you didn’t omit a spot, when you’re satisfied with what you did, you can unplug the vacuum and return every component to its right location.
Then you can wrap your hose back into the vacuum and keep in your store.
With the detailed steps above, I believe you are fully grounded with the knowledge of how to vacuum under your bed properly.
Did you find this post helpful? The main aim was to address the importance of keeping good hygiene underneath your bed.
Personally I vacuum under my bed every week; with the help of the flexible extension wand that comes with my canister vacuum, it makes the process seamless and easy. Although doing it more every week isn’t compulsory.
What I do recommend is, cleaning/vacuuming underneath your bed at least every 2 weeks or once a month. This task needs commitment; please don’t be one of those who do it once a year or never, especially if you or any member of your household has allergies. If you can keep underneath your bed clean, then you need not worry about unsanitary air affecting you, you only enjoy your sleep.
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