If so, you may be wondering how to keep your upholstered bed clean. Although it would seem obvious to wash each bed frame at least once a week with a mild detergent, there are many different factors that can cause your bed to become dirty. In this article I will discuss some of the causes that can cause beds to get dirty. My hope is that by the time you are finished reading, you will have some great ideas on how to clean your bed frames and headboards.
The number one most common cause of bed mites is dust. Unfortunately, dust is inevitable and it will collect on every piece of furniture in your house. If you cannot completely remove all dust from your upholstered headboard and footboard, you will need to buy an air filter to put in your vacuum cleaner. Air filters are very inexpensive and can easily be bought at any hardware or department store. Air filters help remove the allergens that are causing your allergic reactions and other symptoms. If you do not have an air filter, a quick air freshener may be the answer to getting rid of dust and pollen from your upholstered headboard and footboard.
Another common cause of dirt on upholstered furniture is dirt and food. Food particles can become wedged between fabric and foam, especially on a wool bed. This creates a very hot and sticky environment that attracts dust and dirt. It is important to keep the area clean of this debris. Vacuuming the area on a weekly basis will go a long way towards keeping your bed looking clean and presentable.
Water can be a huge enemy of upholstered furniture. The moisture in spills and leaks can cause the fibres to get stretched out. If you find that you have spills on your bed, it is wise to use a slightly damp cloth to blot up the mess. You do not want to use any type of commercial fabric cleaner because these cleaners are too harsh and could cause damage to your upholstery. An old toothbrush can be used to clean up the mess.
When we think about dust and dirt coming off our upholstered bed, we generally think of it when there are stains and dirty spots on our pillows. What we don’t often think about is the fact that dust and dirt may also find their way into the seams of the bedspread and mattress. This can cause a host of problems, including allergic reactions. If you find that your bed is covered with dust and dirt, remove the covers and place them in a plastic garbage bag and throw them away.
Do upholstered beds get dirty? Period. As mentioned before, dust and dirt can come off the bed through a number of means, so keeping the aforementioned items in mind is a great start. There are other solutions to the question, so don’t feel like you have to take it to the mat by constantly trying to solve the same problem.