Beds really should be washed once a week, but we all get busy from time to time. Don't feel guilty, as there are a few things you can do to keep beds fresh in between wash cycles.
This blog is particularly targeted at teenagers' rooms, but it is a trick that can work for anyone.
- Eucalyptus room spray
All you need to do is not make the bed, which will no doubt make your kids happy! Rather than the morning ritual of pulling up the covers just ask your teenager to hang the duvet over the bedroom door or over a study chair. If you leave a room spray next to their bed with water and about 20 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil, they can lightly spray their bed and leave it until they hop back in later that evening.
This will air the bed and give it a light disinfectant during the day.
If you have animals that snuggle up into beds, this system can also help. Remember, there really is nothing that works as well as a good wash in the machine.