- While Stocks Last
Posted by Bamboo Village on April 21, 2015
We spend a lot of time in bed each week, and yet our mattresses are not always cherished and cared for as much as they really should be. The average quality mattress should last around ten years, so to ensure its longevity you need to make sure that it is looked after from the moment it becomes part of your sleeping routine. It is there to provide you with comfort and support as you sleep so that you awake refreshed. Follow this checklist and give your mattress a little TLC!
When You Get It...
When you first get a mattress, it is really important to air it for four hours before putting on any new bedding (as exciting as it will be to do so straight away!). This allows the mattress chance to settle, freshen up and also removes any smells it has accumulated from storage or transportation.
As soon as you get a mattress, it is important to protect it with a mattress protector. These protect the mattress from dust, spills and dirt and allow fresh air to flow through the mattress while eliminating any liquids or nasties being able to penetrate the mattress. Our range from In Your Dreams are perfect for people who suffer from skin sensitivities, allergies or asthma as they are hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
Airing your mattress should be done on a regular basis, at least once a week. Turn back your covers and leave it to ventilate. Whenever you wash your covers is a great opportunity to get this done. If you have spring mattresses, they should also be turned regularly to avoid any dips occurring in the mattress long-term from body weight.
Aim to vacuum your mattress every month; it will get rid of any dust mites and dirt that has collected. If you or your family suffer from allergies, it may need to be vacuumed more frequently.
Never Fold It Or Jump On it…
Never fold your mattress, even if you need to move or store it. It will damage the interior and reduce the mattresses overall comfort and support. As much fun as it is too, don’t allow little ones to jump on any mattress in the house; it will drastically reduce its lifespan!
Spills can happen from time to time; if they do, use an upholstery cleaner to remove the stains from the surface of the mattress. Use ¼ cup dish soap and 1 cup of warm water to create an eco-friendly, homemade cleaner. Blend it together and use it with a brush on your mattress to clean it.