Ventilate and freshen the bedroom regularly by opening the windows.
Keep your duvet fresh, hang it outside regularly or freshen it in the dryer. Down duvets should not be placed in direct sunlight or exposed to moist air.
Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
Bedlinen should be laundered using a wash cycle which reduces microbes to a safe level and prevents cross contamination.
Regularly change and launder your bedlinen.
Vacuum floors and dust or clean hard surfaces regularly to keep dust, hairs and skin particles under control.
You can also use air fresheners to fragrance your rooms but remember these do not replace good hygiene practices.
Rugs and woollen carpets are excellent insulators and also help to regulate humidity.
We shed millions of skin fragments when undressing, which encourage the presence of bedbugs, flies, cockroaches and mice, so vacuum regularly.
Vacuum rugs and carpets regularly and clean with carpet shampoo from time to time, especially if you have an allergy.
Wool and thick-pile rugs and carpets gather dirt and retain fleas and mites brought in by pets.
Laundering of bedlinen is a key moment for hygiene.
The average person loses half a litre of sweat at night. Don’t make your bed right away but air the covers to prevent dust mites.