You may not give your mattress much thought, but it should be a priority. It is the foundation of your bedroom, after all.
With that being said, we have many customers ask us how they can care for their mattresses as well as prolong the overall life span of their beds.
Well, lucky for you, we have the answers.
In today’s article, we are going to go over some of our top mattress care tips to keep your mattress in tip-top shape for years and years to come.
- Rotate Your Mattress
- Vacuum Your Mattress Regularly
- Use a Mattress Protector
- Clean Spills (ASAP)
- Watch Out for Common Pests
- Let Your Mattress Breathe
- Keep Your Bedding Clean
- Bathe Your Pets Regularly
- Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
- Invest in a Quality Mattress When It’s Time
Comfort is a big deal in the world of mattresses.
And while you might think that once you buy one, it’s yours for the long haul without too much thought, the truth is that there are many ways to care for your mattress so that it lasts as long as possible and remains comfortable all the way through.
Here are ten tips for taking care of your mattress:
1. Rotate Your Mattress
Did you know that flipping/rotating your mattress every 3-6 months is a great way to help your mattress last longer?
The simple act of rotating your mattress can help you maintain its shape and comfort level. This is because the wear and tear on a mattress tend to be uneven across the surface of the bed. One side may be used more than the other, or one part might be compressed more than another.
2. Vacuum Your Mattress Regularly
Vacuuming your mattress is another great way to keep your mattress clean and fresh.
Because dust, dander, and dust mites can build up over time, it’s essential to use a soft brush extension to thoroughly vacuum your investment to maintain the surface of the material.
3. Use a Mattress Protector
An easy way to protect your mattress is to use a mattress protector.
A good mattress protector will do wonders for protecting your investment. Not only does it keep the mattress clean, but it also keeps out dust mites and allergens that can accumulate over time on your bedding.
4. Clean Spills (ASAP)
If you spill something on your mattress, clean it as soon as possible.
A damp cloth is the best way to start. If there’s still a stain after that, go ahead and try a stain remover. If that doesn’t work, try using baking soda and water (1 part baking soda to 2 parts water) to make a paste and apply it to the stained area, then let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
5. Watch Out for Common Pests
Dust mites, fleas, and bed bugs are just a few of the various types of pests that can infest your mattress if you aren’t careful.
The best way to treat your mattress in the case of bugs is to clean your bedding, scrub the mattress, vacuum the bed, and place your mattress in a cover to be stored away for a year before using it again.
6. Let Your Mattress Breathe
To deter the chance of mold or mildew, it’s important to let your mattress breathe from time to time.
This includes taking off any comforters, blankets, sheets, and pillows from your mattress a few times a year for about 3-4 hours. This will help combat the likelihood of trapped moisture in your mattress.
7. Keep Your Bedding Clean
It’s crucial to keep your sheet, pillow covers, and comforters clean to make sure dirt and debris don’t transfer to your mattress!
Pro Tip: According to Sleep Foundation, it is recommended to wash your sheets once a week with hot water to ensure cleanliness.
8. Bathe Your Pets Regularly
Many people like to share their bed with their favorite pet (dog, cat, potbellied pig, whatever). After all, their family, right? You can keep your mattress cleaner and extend the life of your mattress by making sure that your furry best friend is clean and groomed.
Give your pets baths and comb their fur to keep down on loose fur, dander, oils, and dirt.
9. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Ask your friends and family if they have any tips—they may have tried something that worked well for them or know some tricks that would be worth trying out on yours.
10. Invest in a Quality Mattress When It’s Time
It’s generally recommended that you replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years.
Once it starts to sag and loses its support, it’s overdue to get a new mattress! Check out our line of quality mattresses in our digital storefront to find the perfect mattress for YOU.
Keep Your Mattress for the Long Haul
A mattress can be a big investment. There’s no such thing as “too much care” when it comes to keeping your mattress in good shape.
The more you know about how to keep your mattress clean and protected, the longer it will last—and that means more good nights of sleep without having to worry about replacing your bed.
But, if you do need a new mattress, all of us here at Best Mattress are here to help. Use our store locator to find a Best Mattress store near you!
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