A good night’s sleep is important and a good mattress is one way to help you get a better night’s sleep. Good mattresses aren’t cheap so we need to be sure to care for them.
We spend a lot of time and money on our mattresses but not a lot of time cleaning more and taking care of them. A well cared for mattress will last longer and help us get a better night’s sleep.
Cleaning and maintaining your mattress doesn’t take a lot of time or work. Use these tips and get into a routine and your mattress will stay nice and clean.
Clean Your Mattress
This is best to do monthly to keep the mattress clean.
- Remove and wash bedding, including mattress cover.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the bed and leave for about an hour.
- Vacuum throughly. Some vacuums have special mattress attachments that are designed for mattresses, if your’s doesn’t use a general upholstery attachment.
- Spray with a natural fabric refresher spray and let dry fully before putting clean bedding back on.
Use a Mattress Cover
Mattress covers or pads, are a great way to keep your mattress cleaner and reduce allergens. Look for one that is machine washable and made from cotton. Plastic mattress covers are noisy and can off-gas toxins we don’t want to be sleeping on. Wash your mattress cover monthly to help maintain a good, clean mattress.
Clean the stains with cold water and a little dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, or a natural stain remover. Be sure to remove as much of the moisture as possible with a towel. A blow dryer is a good way to dry it quickly, the heat with set the stain so be sure it is gone first.
Rotate Your Mattress
Many newer mattresses are now “no-flip” but that doesn’t mean your shouldn’t be rotating them. Mattresses should be rotated every 3 months or if you see sagging. Your boxsprings should be rotated every 6 months.
Don’t Make Your Bed in the Morning
Don’t make your bed in the morning, you heard me correctly. That’s not a typo, letting your bed air in the morning is better for you and your mattress. Visit Why You Shouldn’t Make the Bed in the Morning for all the reasons you should delay your bed making.
Add these routines into your monthly and seasonal cleaning and your mattress will stay clean and last longer. These info is good to keep in your home management binder or planner, that way you don’t forget!