My Minimalist Mattress Setup

 

Find a barrel nut and insert it into one of the holes it will fit into. The screwdriver-point side of the barrel nut must face outward from the hole when the barrel nut is inserted. The hole in the side of the barrel nut must line up with the hole in the end of the rail. Push the bolt in through the outside of the arm and into the rail by threading it into the barrel nut. Use an Allen wrench to tighten the screw. Repeat this for all of the bolts, but do not tighten them fully yet.

Before you select a beautifully designed rug for the bedroom, know that a large majority of the bed will cover the rug’s design. At a minimum, the rug should extend 18 inches outward from each side of the bed and from the end of the bed, which makes the ideal size for an area rug beneath a queen bed approximately 6 1/2 feet x 8 feet (or 78 inches by 98 inches) in size.

Our bed mattresses really do take a beating, especially since we spend a great deal of time sleeping on them. Most people already know that you should flip your mattress every six months to help keep its shape, but did you know that you can (and should!) also deodorize your mattress to help keep it clean and odor-free? This DIY Mattress Deodorizer will help absorb any odors in your mattress, leaving it clean and fresh smelling.

Be sure not to wrap sheets around the washing machine’s agitator so your sheets don’t get stretched. This could break the threads of your sheets. Gently place the fitted sheet on one side of the washing machine’s agitator, and your flat sheet on the other. Pillowcases can be placed in between the sheets.

Bed bugs are nocturnal parasites that hide in the cracks and seams of furniture and mattresses. At night, they emerge to feed on victims. The risk of bed bugs is highest in places (hotels and hospitals, for example) where there’s a high turnover in the number of people who sleep there. Symptoms of bed bug bites can take as long as nine days to appear; however, the more a person is bitten, the quicker symptoms will appear. Bed bug bites are sometimes mistaken for mosquito or flea bites. However, there are a few signs you can look for to distinguish bed bug bites from those of other insects.

Set your washer to the hottest water temperature setting and a normal wash cycle. As the washer is filling with water, and the recommended amount of detergent according to the bottle. Avoid using any type of bleach including bleach alternatives, chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach or non-chlorine bleach. Choose a detergent that is free of bleach as well.

Our bed pillows can really take a beating and are sometimes forgotten. Pillows should be washed at least every three months to rid them of things such as skin cells, dust mites, moisture and body oils. They can turn yellow over time, and that is totally normal. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to clean bed pillows easily so you can feel good about where you rest your head each night.

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