Keeping your mattress clean and in good condition is important not only for its look, but also for our good night sleep. We spend one third of our lives in bed, so it is crucial to maintain and clean the mattress on regular basis. Here are 4 proven ways to prolong the life of your bedding.
Invest in a Mattress Protector
If you never used one, you will be truly surprised how efficient these mattress protectors (Argos) are. Mattress pads are attached to the bed with elastic bands and prevent the surface of the bed and mattress from wearing out unevenly. These protectors are very convenient and easy to put, and can be laundered in your washing machine using ordinary laundry detergent.
Even if you don’t have to deal with spills or stains, your mattress can only benefit from a good clean up. All textile items tend to collect a lot of dirt and dust. Run a vacuum over the mattress at least once a month. Use the upholstery nozzle and go over the whole surface of the bed. To save time you can do this when you are about to change the bed linens.
Rotate and Flip
Mattresses change their shape over time. To prolong its life, rotate the mattress every time you clean it. You can also flip it upside down if you have two-faced mattress. Some brands have even two different sides, labelled as “winter” and “summer” side. They are finished with different upholstery fabric. If your mattress has winter and summer side flip it according the season.
Deep Cleaning of the Mattress
Changing the bed linens and vacuuming isn’t enough to keep your sleeping area clean and germ free. If you want to keep your mattress as new you need to deep clean it. The best way is to steam clean the whole surface. Include this task in your monthly cleaning routine. To keep bed bugs and dust mites away you should consider hiring professionals to visit for mattress treatment at least twice a year.
If you follow these tips you will enjoy a clean mattress and a good sleep. Just remember – no matter what you do, nothings can be used forever. If there are popped springs, bumps, or any signs of wear and tear it is time to invest in a new mattress.