3 Tips to Keep a Mattress Clean
Even though your mattress is used every single night, there’s a good chance that you don’t think to clean it regularly. Like clothing, mattresses can get incredibly dirty by retaining sweat, dust, oils and skin cells and should regularly be tended to limit the accumulation of these unwanted particles. But what steps should you take for the best results and how often should you do them? If you are looking for a way to keep your mattress clean and extend it’s lifespan, here are 3 tips to help get you started.
Install a Mattress Protector
Installing a mattress protector on your new mattress before using it for the first time is one of the easiest ways to decrease the required maintenance. However, by doing the remaining steps and then using a mattress protector is a great way to extend its use and also keep the mattress clean. Mattress protectors are not only affordable but can also be used to serve other purposes like keeping your sleeping environment cooler.
Deodorize and Clean Mattress
Once every 3 to 6 months, depending on the state of the mattress, you may want to deodorize and clean your bedding and mattress. While bedding can just be thrown into the wash like clothing, the same can’t be said for mattresses. Sprinkling baking soda onto the bed and letting it sit for around 10 minutes before vacuuming it can help deodorize while approved sprays may also help deodorize the mattress to provide a more pleasant sleeping experience.
Many modern vacuums come with an upholstery attachment designed to keep furniture dust free and pick up unwanted particles that may be present. Once you have taken the sheets and mattress protector off of the bed, use this attachment to slowly perform overlapping strokes to remove dust and dead skin cells that may have made it to the surface of your mattress. If you have a mattress protector on the bed usually, this should be enough to keep your mattress in peak condition for an extended period.
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