Think twice about keeping decorative pillows on your bed. If you're in the habit of tossing them onto the bedroom floor each night before drifting off, you may actually be making your bed unhealthier and dirtier over time. Pillows that rest on the floor can collect dirt, bacteria, dust mites and other creepy crawlies. When you make the bed in the morning, you're bringing those unwanted microorganisms right onto it. Instead, just keep the pillows you actually sleep with on your bed, or place the decorative pillows on a chair or side table each night.
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