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5 steps to a Clean Bedroom

Before we start let me just highlight why we are blogging about this, here at New Ethos Nottingham, we promote sustainable living and have implemented a policy of not allowing aerosols to be sprayed in rooms due to their tendency to set off the fire alarms. The use of aerosols, such as air fresheners, hair sprays, and cleaning sprays, can create a mist in the air that can trigger smoke detectors, causing false alarms and potentially endangering people in the building.

To avoid these issues, New Ethos Nottingham recommends using natural alternatives to aerosols, such as essential oils, vinegar, and baking soda. Essential oils can be used in diffusers or mixed with water in a spray bottle to create a natural air freshener. Vinegar and baking soda can be used for cleaning, and are effective in removing odors and stains without the use of harsh chemicals.

In addition to being better for the environment, these natural alternatives are also safer for human health, as they do not contain harmful chemicals that can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. By promoting the use of natural alternatives and avoiding the use of aerosols, New Ethos Nottingham is contributing to a healthier and more sustainable living environment for everyone.

In a shared house our service user's bedroom is their sanctuary and we want to enable our service users for independent living, by teaching them how to achieve by having a good bedroom clean routine with the steps to a clean and tidy bedroom fits in with our "no aerosols" in the bedrooms policy.

How Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy Can Improve Your Sleep Quality

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night or wake up feeling tired and groggy? If so, you might want to take a look at your bedroom environment. The way you keep your bedroom can have a significant impact on your sleep quality and overall well-being. In this blog post, I will share some tips on how to clean and tidy your bedroom, as well as some benefits of doing so.

How to Clean Your Bedroom: 5 Steps

Cleaning your bedroom may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some simple steps you can follow to make your bedroom sparkle:

Step 1- Declutter your bedroom. Start by getting rid of any trash, dirty clothes, or items that don't belong in your bedroom. You can use a basket, bag, or box to collect them and sort them out later.

Step 2- Wash your bedding. According to experts, you should change your bedding at least once a week, or more often if you sweat a lot or have allergies. Washing your bedding regularly can help remove dust mites, bacteria, and allergens that can affect your breathing and skin.

Step 3- Dust and wipe down surfaces. Use a damp cloth and a mild cleaner to dust and wipe down your furniture, windowsills, mirrors, lamps, and other surfaces. Don't forget to dust the ceiling fan and the corners of the room where cobwebs may form.

Step 4- Vacuum the floor. Use a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle and brush attachment to vacuum the floor, especially under the bed and furniture where dust and dirt may accumulate. You can also use a broom or a mop if you have hardwood or tile floors.

Step 5- Freshen up the air. Open the windows and blinds to let some fresh air and natural light into your bedroom. You can also use an air purifier, a humidifier, or an essential oil diffuser to improve the air quality and scent of your bedroom.

How to Tidy Your Bedroom: 4 Steps

Tidying your bedroom is not only about putting things away but also about organising them in a way that makes sense for you. Here are some tips on how to tidy your bedroom:

Step 1- Make your bed. Making your bed every morning can make your bedroom look more neat and inviting. It can also help you feel more motivated and productive throughout the day.

Step 2- Put away clean clothes and accessories. Fold or hang your clean clothes in your closet or dresser, and store your accessories in drawers, boxes, or hooks. You can also use organizers, dividers, or labels to make it easier to find what you need.

Step 3- Arrange your books and magazines. If you have books or magazines in your bedroom, you can arrange them on a shelf, a nightstand, or a basket. You can also donate or recycle any books or magazines that you no longer read or need.

Step 4- Display your plants and art. Plants and art can add some life and personality to your bedroom. You can choose plants that help purify the air, such as snake plants, peace lilies, or spider plants. You can also choose art that reflects your style and mood, such as paintings, posters, or photos.

Benefits of Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy

Keeping your bedroom clean and tidy can have many benefits for your sleep quality and overall well-being. Here are some of them:

- It reduces stress and anxiety. A cluttered and dirty bedroom can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, which can affect your mood and mental health. A clean and tidy bedroom can make you feel calm and relaxed, which can help you cope with stress better.

- It improves hygiene and health. A clean and tidy bedroom can prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and pests that can cause infections, allergies, or asthma. A clean and tidy bedroom can also reduce the risk of fire hazards from candles, wires, or aerosols that may set off the fire alarms.[*] A clean and tidy bedroom can help you maintain good hygiene habits that can boost your immune system and prevent illnesses.

- It enhances comfort and sleep quality. A clean and tidy bedroom can make you feel more comfortable and cozy in your bed.

Which plants are best for cleaning the air in the bedroom whilst you sleep:

- Plants are not only beautiful and relaxing to look at, but they can also improve the quality of the air in your bedroom by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They can also filter out some harmful pollutants and toxins that can affect your health and sleep quality.

- Some of the best plants for cleaning the air in the bedroom whilst you sleep are:

- Snake plant: This plant is easy to care for and can survive in low light and dry conditions. It can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air, which are common chemicals found in household products and furniture.

- Peace lily: This plant has elegant white flowers and glossy green leaves that can brighten up any space. It can remove ammonia, trichloroethylene, and acetone from the air, which are common chemicals found in nail polish remover and cleaning products.

- Aloe vera: This plant has succulent leaves that contain a gel-like substance that can heal wounds and burns. It can remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air, which are common chemicals found in paints and plastics.

- Spider plant: This plant has long green and white striped leaves that can grow in hanging baskets or pots. It can remove carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air, which are common chemicals found in car exhausts and cigarettes.

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