Keeping Your Mattress Clean & Protected
Keeping your mattress clean is important for extending its life and maintaining a comfortable sleeping atmosphere. We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, so why not make the space as clean and comfortable as possible? With just a few simple steps your mattress will stay fresh for a long time!
Buy a Mattress Cover
Many mattress covers are inexpensive and are good for two things: protecting from any spills and it helps keep any dust mites and allergens from taking up residence deep in your mattress.
Air It Out
Whenever possible, get your mattress outside for some fresh air. You can even open the windows and pull back the curtains to let the sun shine directly on the mattress with the sheets pulled back. Airing out a mattress helps dislodge lingering odors, while the sunlight serves as a natural disinfectant.
Rotate Every 6 Months
To provide even wear, flip the mattress so the top is now the bottom and turn it so the foot of the mattress is now the head.
Pull Out the Vacuum
Vacuuming your mattress every once in a while can not only help clean the mattress, and remove some mites that may be lingering on the surface of your mattress. Plus, it will pull up any food particles than these little pests can feed on.
Freshen it up
Baking soda is good for a lot of uses around the home and works great for freshening up your bed. It can help eliminate any odors and leave behind a pleasant freshness. During your next regular sheet change, remove the sheets including your mattress cover and sprinkle baking soda over the top of the mattress. Allow the baking soda to sit for a few hours and then vacuum thoroughly. You can even mix it up by adding some of your own favorite relaxing scents like dried lavender or vanilla on top of the baking soda.