What Are The Do's And Dont's In Mattress Care
There are a few
things you need to remember in taking care of your mattress. These are quite
easy actually if you only give actual time for it. Here they are, some basic
do's and dont's on how to take care of your mattress.
1. Do buy a mattress cover to protect your mattress
While there's no
problem in choosing to regularly dust the top of your mattress (using a feather
duster or a vacuum cleaner), you can also save time on doing this by buying a
cover for your mattress. Not only will a mattress cover or topper provide you
additional comfort and warmth, it will also protect your mattress from wear and
tear. A mattress cover can also protect you from dust, dirt and allergens!
A good mattress topper
or cover is something that is waterproof. It works best
with stains because once you spilled something on the mattress, you will only
have to wipe it with a damp cloth. You also have to make sure it is durable and
can endure pressure and it should also be comfortable. You would not like to be
sleeping on an uncomfortable surface, do you?
topper or cover that you would choose should be easily removable as well as
washable. You may choose to have it regularly in the laundry basket. This way,
you can be assured that the mattress you are sleeping on is really clean and
safe. Make sure to dry it thoroughly though before replacing it.
2. Don't jump up and down your mattresses
A mattress is a
mattress, not a trampoline. This is especially true for kids. Somehow, the
softness and bounce of a mattress entices us to jump up and down on it, just to
get that, um, adrenaline fix? Anyway, a mattress, no matter how durable it is
advertised to be, cannot last long in a household like that. Because it is a
mattresses sag after a while of being used, do not expect this mattress to last
even a short time if it is constantly abused. Remember, for you to receive a
good service, you must also keep in mind to use it well. If not, you may end up
not just with a sagging mattress but a broken frame as well.
3. Do clean it with an upholstery cleaner
A good advice is
to always keep ready a bottle of upholstery cleaner in your house. A good
upholstery cleaner will remove the spots and stains that mark your mattress. It
will also benefit not just your mattresses but your other furniture as well,
such as your couch and even your dinner table chairs.
aside a day to clean your entire mattress. If this has not been cleaned up for
quite a while, chances are the stains marking your mattress have already
hardened and will not be easy to remove. This may be a rigorous task depending
on how dirty your mattress is, but you do not have to do this every now and
then. You can do a general cleanup session twice a year or every six months.
Also do this a
maintenance. Every time you spill something on or soil your mattress,
immediately wipe (or scrub) the stain off using a damp rag and your upholstery
cleaner. Aside from an upholstery cleaner, you can also use your own cleaning
solution. To make this, just mix water and mild detergent. Baking soda and
vinegar are also effective tools in removing stains. Be careful in scrubbing
the stain off as it may damage the mattress' fabric. you can reference
clean your mattress
4. Do not bring food and drinks to your mattress
If you want to
make your life easier, take this simple advice and avoid bringing food and
drinks to your mattress. Aside from the fact that it may make you look
childish, bringing food and drinks will also increase the chances of soiling
Crumbs that fall
from the food you are eating may be hidden in the folds of the fabric. This may
result to breeding of some insects such as ants. Trust me, you would not want
ants in your mattress. They may also attract other insects such as bed bugs.
Aside from that, you may also spill liquid on your mattress. A damp mattress may
produce a musty smell and may also attract insects.
5. Do rotate or flip it every now and then
Try doing this
regularly and your mattress will thank you. See, if we regularly sleep on one
side of the mattress, chances are that side will sag slightly. Continuing to
sleep on this slightly sagging side will lead to an obvious thing, more
To prevent this,
rotate your mattress every now and then. If your mattress is reversible,
better, as you can turn or flip it over. This way, all the usable sides of the
mattress will be used and no side will sag more than the others. It will also
prevent the accumulation of icky sweat and dust on just one area.
However, if you
notice that your mattress really is sagging on one side and there seems nothing
you can do about it, chances are your mattress is already old. That sagging
might be one of the telltale signs that your mattress already needs to be
replaced. If that's the case, don't compromise your health and comfort and just
buy a new one.