If you’ve just bought a new mattress, congratulations! You’ve made a wonderful investment that will benefit you for in a real, tangible way. To get the most out of your purchase, there are a few steps you’ll want to take that will preserve the quality of your new bed. By properly caring for it now, you’ll be able to enjoy a good night’s sleep for years to come.
Over time, sleeping on the same side of your bed creates impressions that cause the mattress to sag unevenly. This can become unsightly or even uncomfortable! “Flipping” your mattress is quickly becoming a thing of the past, with beds only being one-sided, but even so, you will still need to rotate it regularly. This is especially important if you have a larger bed and sleep alone on one side. Make sure that you rotate your mattress every one to three months so that it will wear down evenly. More often is better. (Note: always have someone help you rotate your mattress! It is not only much easier but much safer as well!)
Stain Prevention & Removal
As soon as you bring your mattress home, you should place a protector on it to keep any spills from creating stains. This is important not only for the sake of cleanliness but also for your warranty because the manufacturer might not honor it if your mattress becomes stained. If the damage is already done, no worries! You can remove most stains by using a towel and a small amount of soap and water. Allow it to dry thoroughly before making the bed to prevent the buildup of moisture, which can cause mold to grow.
Even though your sheets cover your mattress, every time you sleep in your bed you shed dead skin cells that are left behind to build up. It’s important that you clean the bed regularly to remove this buildup. After stripping the bed, use a small amount of baking soda across the entire bed and allow it to set– this helps to remove odors. Afterwards, you can vacuum the bed to remove dust, allergens, and other particles.
We’ve all watched kids on TV shows jump on their beds while playing. While it sounds fun, this is not only unsafe but also very damaging to your mattress. You should never jump on your bed, because this leads to the breakdown of the fibers and construction inside the mattress.
Keep your mattress in like new condition for as long as possible, so you can enjoy the comfort of a good night’s sleep for years.