This Is The Single Dirtiest Thing In Most Bedrooms

Two pictures of a woman sitting on a bedroom carpet wearing red pants and a navy cardigan.

Even if something looks clean, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is clean, and that’s especially true of your bedroom carpet. Apparently, carpet can hold up to one pound of dirt per square foot and still appear clean!

And it’s not just dirt that’s getting trapped in the fibers of your bedroom carpet — it’s also a magnet for hair, dead skin, and other organic matter. Bacteria and dust mites would consider that a feast, which should tell you just how important it is to keep your bedroom carpet clean!

To that end, today I’ll be sharing a few simple tips that will not only help you clean your bedroom carpet, but keep it clean too.

4 Tips For Keeping Your Bedroom Carpet Clean

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1. Use A Good Vacuum

In order to get all the hair, dead skin, and dirt out of your carpets, you need to use a good vacuum. But a “good” vacuum doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg! The main features you’re looking for are strong suction and a motorized brush roll. Aim to vacuum your bedroom carpet at least once a week, or more often if necessary.

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2. Get Your Carpets Cleaned

In addition to vacuuming, it’s also important to get your bedroom carpet professionally cleaned. Most carpet manufacturers recommend getting your carpets steam cleaned about once a year. Not only will this help keep your carpet cleaner, but it will actually help extend its lifespan too.

If hiring a professional isn’t in your budget, you can always do it yourself! You can buy or rent a carpet cleaner machine at many grocery, big box, and home improvement stores. Pair it with your own carpet cleaner solution. The rentals are typically pretty inexpensive, and while the results might not be exactly as good as a professional cleaning, it would still be well worth your time and money!

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3. Opt For Hard Floors

The easiest way (by far!) to deal with dirty bedroom carpet is to simply get rid of it! ;-) Replacing carpet with hard floors isn’t an option that would work for everyone, but it’s certainly worth considering!

Hard floors are so much easier to keep clean because dirt and grime stay on the surface. Without carpets, regular sweeping and mopping would be all you need to keep your bedroom floors looking great!

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4. Add Some Area Rugs

And finally, the last approach I want to mention for keeping your bedroom carpets cleaner is to add an area rug or two to the room. You can use area rugs on either hard floors or carpets, and they’ll act as a barrier that will help keep dirt from getting ground into the fibers of your carpet.

Once a week or so, you can just toss the rug(s) into your washing machine to clean them (or use this method if they aren’t supposed to be machine-washed.) Your carpets will stay much cleaner if you add area rugs into the mix!

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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