It’s not the most fun chore, but it is necessary: cleaning your mattress. You should do this at least twice a year. Remove all of your bed linen and thoroughly vacuum the mattress to get rid of all the dust and hair. Focus especially on the edges and seams because a lot of dirt and mite gets left behind there. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto the mattress and leave it there for a little bit before vacuuming it up with your vacuum cleaner. That way, everything will smell nice and fresh again. You can find more tips on how to clean mattresses right here.
The biggest reason behind mattresses sagging is wrong or broken wooden supports. That’s why you should always check whether the supports are still intact when you’re rotating your mattress (see tip #1). If your mattress is not sufficiently supported, it will start to sag much more quickly and that can lead to neck and back complaints.
7. Air out
Another important part of mattress care: airing it out. When you’re washing your bed linen, it’s best to let the mattress air out that same day. Take all of the sheets off the bed and then let it sit uncovered throughout the day so it can air out.
Unfortunately, it’s easily done: your child has a little ‘accident’, you drink a cup of tea in bed and spill some or you experience some type of bodily discomfort like stomach flu. It’s very important to treat stains as quickly as possible by removing the bed sheets and wiping the moisture away with a towel. Use a cleaning product or baking soda to remove the stain and its smell. Let it dry properly before you put fresh sheets on the bed. If you’re in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer for this. If you don’t treat the stain and let it dry, you probably won’t be able to remove it again.
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