If you’ve just purchased a new mattress, it’s important to know how to care for it to increase its lifespan. This section will briefly talk about mattress cleaning and maintenance so you can get the most out of your mattress for years to come.
To keep your mattress in good shape for a long time, we recommend that you vacuum it regularly (if possible). It would be best if you did this at least once every two weeks. Vacuuming helps remove dead skin cells and other debris from your mattress that could otherwise become embedded in its structure over time, thereby ruining it.
Flip it over
You should also flip your mattress over at least once a month. This helps keep the material on both sides of the mattress in good shape for more even wear.
To protect your mattress from shifting and impact damage, you should also rotate it every three months. This helps keep the material on the ends of the mattress in good condition for longer, thereby extending its lifespan.
Don’t wet it
We also recommend that you don’t wet your mattress. While some require a water-based cleaning solution, most mattresses should never get wet under any circumstances. Soaking your mattress may damage its structure and warp it out of shape, thereby ruining it completely. If it does get wet, check here to learn how to dry it fast.
If you don’t want to resort to regular vacuuming, you can also dust your mattress with a soft cloth to help remove dust and other allergens. It’s important to keep in mind that the top layer of your mattress is likely sensitive, so it’s best not to use too many harsh chemicals on it. An all-natural approach is usually the best choice.
Use a mattress protector
We recommend using a mattress protector if you want to protect your new mattress from spills and other damage. These help prevent stains from setting on your new bed and can also help prevent dust from settling on it as well.
Wash your sheets
As an extension of the previous point, it’s also a good idea to wash your sheets regularly as well. If you’re going to be sleeping on your mattress for a while, you should avoid washing them right away since this could ruin them by removing their waterproofing. Wait at least a month before trying to wash them again.
Finally, if you’re looking for a way to get even more out of your mattress, you may want to consider washing the cover with warm water and mild detergent once or twice each month (if the cover is removable). Some are even machine washable.
This is because washing your mattress cover helps keep its materials in good shape by removing dust, dirt, and other debris that could otherwise settle in them over time.
Taking care of our mattress is an important part of maintaining good health. If you want to keep your mattress fresh throughout the years, we hope that this guide helped you learn how to do so. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to help out.
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