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5 Simple Steps to Keep Your Mattress As-new

The condition of your mattress is a key factor to sleep like a baby. Photo: Flickr

The condition of your mattress is a key factor to sleep like a baby. Photo: Flickr

Have you ever though about how quality of sleep affects your health? An average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime in their bed. The condition of your bedroom is crucial for your good night sleep. In this sense, maintaining of your mattress is number one priority when it comes to cleaning your bedroom.

Washing the sheets isn’t enough to keep your sleeping area clean and sanitized properly. Changing the linens is mandatory, but the mattress still needs certain maintenance to stay in good shape. Clean mattress can improve your general health condition – soothe your allergies, help to lower asthma attacks and bring you deep and calm sleep. This is why we decided to put together 5 practical tips for easy mattress cleaning and maintenance.

If your pets are allowed to sleep in your bed you should clean your mattress even more often. Photo : Flickr

If your pets are allowed in your bed you should clean your mattress even more often. Photo : Flickr

Vacuum Your Mattress Regularly

Just like upholstery, curtains or carpet, mattresses can only benefit from weekly vacuuming. Extracting dust, hair and dead skin cells on regular basis will keep your bed in better shape longer. The good news is, that you don’t need any special equipment to do that! Just put the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and thoroughly clean the whole surface of your mattress.

Steam Cleaning for Proper Sanitizing

When cleaning your mattress by yourself the steam cleaner is irreplaceable equipment! Be it small hand cleaner or rented machine, running this onto the surface guarantees quick and safe way to disinfect your bed. There’s no need to put any cleaner – the extremely heated water is powerful enough to deal with microbes and dust mites into the mattress.

If you use mattress pad you will prolong considerably your mattress' lifespan. Photo : Flickr

If you use mattress pad you will prolong considerably your mattress’ lifespan. Photo : Flickr

Invest in Mattress Protector

Put mattress pad under your sheet to prolong the mattress’ life. These covers are usually water repellent so they prevent spills, moist and even foul odours from getting deep into your bed. Mattress protectors can be machine-washed easily. There is no need to buy any special detergent – your ordinary washing liquid will do just fine. To avoid risk of shrinking or other damage set the washing machine on delicate cycle and low temperature.

Rotate the Mattress

If your mattress wears unevenly you will soon have to change it. This is why experts recommend rotating the mattress at least 3-4 times a year. Turn the sides so the head lay where the legs did – preferably – after steam cleaning it. If you have two-sided mattress you can benefit from this option and flip it every now and then. Some models have “summer” and “winter” side, upholstered with different fabrics for hot and cold seasons.

There's no need to discard your mattress every other year. Photo: Flickr

There’s no need to discard your mattress every other year. Photo: Flickr

Hire Professional Cleaners

If you want to get your mattress deeply cleaned and prolong its lifespan turning to professional company is the best way to do it. No matter how much effort you put when you clean it by yourself don’t underestimate the fact that professional cleaners have REALLY powerful vacuums and steam cleaning machines. Home equipment just cannot compete with them. There’s no need to call professionals too often – once or twice a year should be enough if there are no stains or spills.

Bonus tip: Nothing lasts forever. If there are popped springs or bumps, or any other problem, better change your old mattress to ensure your deep night sleep.