20 Surprisingly Filthy Things In Your Bedroom And What To Replace Them With

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If your bedroom is your sanctuary, I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. Here’s the worst of it: your whole room is probably covered in filth, no matter how clean you say you keep it. The good news: you can replace your dirtiest bedroom items with more hygienic products, and use cleaning products that will specifically get rid of allergens and dust mites in your room.

This is an especially comforting thought for a hygienic germaphobe such as myself. It means that when I cuddle into bed at night with a good book, I can focus on the words in front of me rather than the disturbing visual that my body is cushioned by a layer of skin cells and dust mite poop. Vivid imaginations are the best, aren't they?

In all seriousness, while the bathroom and the kitchen get a lot of flak for being particularly dirty rooms, your bedroom is home to a ton of dust mites and bacteria cells. That's primarily because most objects in your room (like mattresses, furniture, and carpets) very rarely get replaced. A toilet brush gets thrown out every couple months, but you'll likely keep the same comforter for years, and those are notoriously hard to clean. Here are some great products to help keep your bedroom fresher, safer, and free of dust mites.

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