3 More than Monsters under the bed

How often do you look under your bed?  I can't remember the last time I looked under there...and I mean really looked not just looking a few centimeters under while looking for a lost elastic or something. Yesterday I was looking for something for Joey and on a whim I decided to look under the bed. It was right near the edge so I didn't have to look very far but once we opened the box we found these little bugs on one of the bags. I lost.my.shit.  I went upstairs and vacuumed the crap out of our room. I got right under the bed too, not just the edges. I found all kinds of stuff under there including feathers from our pillows, pennies (finding these means clearly I can retire early), cat puke (dear lord how long has that been there??) and freezie wrappers. I did not find any bugs thankfully so they must have been from within the package itself. 

Ensuring you have a clean home (not military clean because come on....that just isn't going to happen) will ensure that you are reducing any negative health implications onto your family. Dust in the air can affect your respiratory tract, cause dry eyes and lead to an excessive amount of boogers. Which in our house means a certain little boy has his finger up his nose far too often. 

Do you know what dust is exactly? It is made up of many things including dead skin cells, hair and POOP.  Dust is in the air, on the floor and on furniture. This means dust mites are also on the floor and furniture. Cleaning often will probably not get rid of them completely but it will reduce the number that you have. Dust mites gross me right out so I have upped my cleaning schedule. What I like about it is that I don't spend very much time cleaning. That deep clean of our bedroom yesterday took me 35 minutes. My goal is to clean for 1 hour a day (doesn't have to be all at once). 30 minutes of that is the every day cleaning like dishes and wiping counter tops. The other 30 minutes is spent deep cleaning other rooms in the house. I do 1 room/area every day which means that each room/area is deep cleaned every 10-14 days. 

You don't need any chemicals to keep your house clean either. Use steam cleaners (not the one I have), vinegar, baking soda, non toxic cleaners and vacuums with filters. There is absolutely no sense in have a clean house that got that way by using toxic chemicals. You are just trading one health hazard for another.

Cleaning is Step 1 in our journey to a healthier home. I don't think it is the most important decision we will make but I do think that it is the cheapest and easiest transition to make. 

Related Posts - Check them Out
Healthy Home - because it is less gross
Don't judge me

Oven Cleaner


  1. Clutter and dust make for more than a physical mess. I find that it impacts emotional well-being as well. A good clean can be very therapeutic, and no chemicals are needed. Great inspiration, stumbled and shared!

  2. You are so right Sarah! I know if I am in a room that is not clean and full of stuff I feel completely overwhelmed and don't at all feel at "home"or cozy.

  3. I am so glad they weren't bed bugs! I agree that cleaners can be natural. :-) Thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble Hop from Why We Love Green and jenny at dapperhouse! I've stumbled this post for ya! Please link up again next Sunday! :-)