The Spot In Your Bedroom You Probably Aren't Vacuuming Enough

Vacuuming is probably second nature to you as a homeowner, and you know exactly how to get every nook and cranny to ensure no dust bunny escapes. However, while every room is different and requires a certain tactic to get up dirt and detritus, your bedroom might be harboring an area that is holding onto more debris than you can imagine. This spot could easily sabotage your efforts because once you finish vacuuming, anything hiding there can make its way out over time — or even all at once if a fan happens to blow in that direction.

You might be wondering where on earth this Bermuda Triangle could be hiding since you likely target every area while cleaning. You may be tidying this spot, but maybe not regularly enough. According to Molly Maid, your vacuuming schedule should be matched with the types of floors you have and how much foot traffic each room sees. Tile and hardwood only need to be cleaned once a week, but carpet does better with one to two vacuums per week, especially if you have pets or children. While these are the recommended times for obvious areas, it's under your bed that may not be getting enough vacuum time.

Hint: It's under your bed... literally

Vacuuming under furniture can be a task in itself, and sometimes it might be easier to overlook hard-to-reach spaces for a while. After all, what people can't see, can't offend them. The problem with avoiding these spots, though, is that the dirt and dust that accumulates under them will build up and eventually make their way into other areas. For example, the debris under your bed, including dander, dust mites, dirt, pet and human hair, and other allergens, can worsen health issues like asthma. In addition, the longer they go unchecked, the more they will make their way into air vents, sinuses, and even onto items like socks or other clothing articles.

Fans or open windows can blow dust hiding under the bed out into the open, causing everything to be covered in it even after you have just cleaned. According to MedlinePlus, household dust contains everything from fabric fibers and pollen to mold. If you already suffer from allergies or asthma, these triggers can make it worse. In addition, crumbs from late-night snacking and lint from your bedding can make their way under the bed, creating an accumulation of litter and waste that will bring down the clean air content in the room.

Try a robot vacuum

With all of this in mind, how often should you be cleaning under your bed? Brentmore Labs recommends trying to get in there with a vacuum at least twice a month, if not once a week. Understandably, you may not want to deal with the hassle of tidying under the bed every seven days, but the more you clean this spot, the less dirty your room will feel. Knowing what can lurk beneath your bed frame can be alarming, but by vacuuming every two weeks (minimum), you're keeping the dust at bay.

One of modern technology's perks is that it has helped develop so many new cleaning methods and techniques. Gone are the days of bulky vacuums that could barely reach into corners or under furniture. Instead, many of the options you find in the store are sleek and able to get under even the tightest spaces. Robot vacuums are also incredibly handy, and they can take care of your under-the-bed woes with ease.

Investing in one will mean you don't even have to worry about getting down on your hands and knees to tackle the farthest corners of the bed. According to Rescue My Time Cleaning Service, you should make sure any stored items are removed before letting a robot vacuum clean underneath your sleeping space to ensure it reaches all the dirt and dust without obstacles.