For some people, the bedroom is a sanctuary — a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world. For others, it’s nothing more than a room with a bed in it. And yet for everyone, regardless of their interior decorating skills, this part of the house is an absolute breeding ground for filth.
That’s right. Dust, dead skin, mites, and allergens are all fair game in the land of not-so-sweet-dreams, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to return your bedroom to its original state of squeaky clean. We’re counting down to the No. 1 filthiest item in your bedroom, and we’ll let you know how you can clean up your act.
11. The doorknob
Unless you live in a studio apartment, chances are your bedroom has a door, complete with a doorknob. As you’ve probably guessed — thanks to the nature of its purpose — a doorknob typically sees lots of fingerprints throughout the day. And though you can certainly control your own hand-washing habits, you can’t always control those of others.
As Style at Home mentions, it all depends on how vigilant members of your household are about washing their hands. If you share your bedroom with a partner or have kids running in and out as they please, it’s important you remember to wipe down your bedroom doorknob — and all doorknobs for that matter.