Finding and purchasing a brand new mattress is a big purchase and can be a considerable investment in your health and well-being. Find and selecting the right mattress is not always easy either. It’s not the lack of choices but rather the numerous choices that are available today that can make it difficult to narrow down your choice.
Considering the financial commitment involved and that fact you want to be able to use your newly purchased mattress for the next seven to ten years, you should try to keep your new mattress as clean and as fresh as possible.
Over the course of a mattress’ lifetime, it will double or even triple in weight due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, dust, pollen, and other substances. This wears down your mattress, shortening its lifespan. Fortunately, keeping your mattress clean and fresh is simpler than it sounds. All you have to do is to follow these tips and your mattress will feel as clean and fresh as the day it was delivered.
Grab Your Vacuum Cleaner
Grab your vacuum cleaner and take a pass at the surface of your mattress. This is the best way to get to the dead skin cells, dust, and allergens. Take your time and move back and forth slowly so you can get as much as you can in each pass. Take note, do not use a wet or shampoo style vacuum (which may also void your warranty.
Rotate and Flip the Mattress
Rotating your mattress is vital in extending its comfort and service life. After sleeping in the same spot your will begin to indent your mattress. Rotating your mattress is simple enough. Simply rotate your mattress so that where your head used to be is now at the bottom. After you’ve done this a few times, you may also want to flip it over. This will ensure even wear.
Use a Mattress Cover
If you don’t have one already, it is highly advised that you buy a mattress cover/protector. These protectors are invaluable in keeping dust and allergens away from the innermost layers of your mattress. This also goes a long way in preventing dust mites from invading your mattress, as well as keeping your mattress covered by its warranty. You can easily find quality mattress covers in trusted mattress stores like The Healthy Bed Store.
Air It Out on a Bright, Sunny Day
This one does not apply to everyone, only those that can. Over time, even a new mattress can begin to develop an odor. This is primarily because of the accumulation of dust and other particles within the mattress, creating a good environment for bacterial growth. If it’s feasible, take your mattress and leave it outside for a while to expose it to the sun and some fresh air. The fresh air will help get rid of any developing odors and the UV rays from sunlight will help kill bacteria.
How To Clean Your Mattress, apartmenttherapy.com