The Best Way To Clean The Floor Between Your Bed And The Wall

There are a few places where many homeowners probably don't clean as much as they should. For instance, when's the last time you cleaned behind your washing machine? There are probably some dust bunnies and a few missing socks behind it. Another place you probably haven't cleaned in awhile is the floor space between your bed and the wall in the bedroom. Dust, dirt, hair, and food crumbs could be hiding in this hard-to-reach area.

Because most bed frames are pushed up against the wall, it can be difficult to clean the floor between the bed and the wall. Luckily, there are some cleaning products that allow you to clean without having to move your bed. And most beds are high enough off the ground that they don't need to be moved to clean underneath them. If your bed does need to be moved to reach behind it, you can try using easy-glide casters that fit on your bed, suggests Life Savvy

The best cleaning method

The easiest and best way to clean the floor between your bed and the wall is with a vacuum. Your vacuum cleaner most likely came with some attachments to reach tighter spaces. You could use these attachments to clean between your bed and the wall, explains Gleem. Or, you could purchase a micro hose to attach to the end of your vacuum, suggests Them Vacuums. This could come in handy if you have a headboard with lots of small slats, where dust may be collecting.

However, this job could also be completed with a duster. According to Gleem, investing in a duster that can extend will help you reach those nooks and crannies behind your bed. If your bed is extremely close to the wall and you don't want to move it, you could purchase an extra skinny duster. A skinny duster is made to fit into very small spaces, like between your headboard and the wall.

How often should you clean?

Cleaning behind your bed is often a forgotten task. Many do not enjoy vacuuming or dusting, and when the dust isn't visible without moving furniture, this chore can be overlooked. However, neglecting to dust your home regularly can affect your family's health. Dust can lead to respiratory concerns, asthma, and allergy symptoms, warns the National Center for Healthy Housing. Moreover, dust can also damage valuable items like electronics, notes The Cleaning Club.

How frequently you should clean to avoid dust buildup depends on your lifestyle. The Cleaning Club says that those with pets or those who live in dusty areas like the desert should clean often, about once a week. Another factor is the time of year — if you open your windows during the summer, you may want to also clean about once a week. Those with less dusty households should still try to vacuum or dust once every other week, recommends Life Savvy.