Many people will agree that one of the most important parts of the home is the bedroom. It’s where you go to get some well-earned rest and relaxation, after all. Having a great mattress to sleep on is a big part of this.
It’s one thing buying a good mattress, of course, but a lot of people really don’t know how to look after it properly. A good regime of mattress maintenance, as we like to say at Maid Just Right, not only lengthens the life of your bed but also reduces your exposure to dust and mites that can have an enormous impact on your quality of sleep, especially if you suffer from allergies.
Here are our top tips for good mattress maintenance:
- Get a mattress cover. A lot of people don’t do this but it’s certainly one of the easiest ways to keep a mattress clean and in excellent condition. They are cheap to buy and can be removed quite easily and put in the wash when you need to clean them.
- Clean with a vacuum: You always give your floor a vacuum, so why not the mattress? This can help remove dust and other small things such as dead skin that gather in the mattress over time. Get into the habit of doing this every time you change the bed sheets. It takes just a few minutes and can certainly reduce the allergens you’re exposed to.
- Air your mattress: Once a week, open the window and let the fresh, San Diego air in. If you smoke in bed or haven’t aired for a while, your mattress will begin to smell. One excellent tip is to sprinkle some baking soda over your mattress and leave it for a few hours, then vacuum this off. It’s a brilliant and simple way to get the freshness back into your bed.
- Keep pets off the bed: For those who have a dog or a cat, chances are they will love your bed too. If you want to avoid bugs and hairs, it’s time to make this a no go area. For pet lovers who don’t want to do this, make sure you change sheets and vacuum your mattress a lot more regularly.
- Turning your mattress: Another thing you should do regularly is turn your mattress over. This helps to prolong the life of the mattress and stops the surface from becoming uneven. Two or three times a year is enough for this and can make a substantial difference.
- Don’t eat in bed: Finally, it may be tempting to have breakfast in bed or that tasty midnight snack but those crumbs can get in the mattress and attract all sorts of pests. If you can, make sure that you don’t eat anything in the bedroom, however tempting it might seem.
Looking after the bed is one household task that most home owners ignore. If you want to keep your mattress in top condition and continue to get a great night’s sleep, however, you should be following the simple tips above.