Your mattress is an investment for yourself – the better sleep you get, the better prepared you are to tackle the daily tasks in life. But it can also be quite an expensive investment too. That’s why you want your mattress to last as many years as it can, without the quality deteriorating. Here are some simple maintenance tips you can use to protect your mattress and keep it at its peak condition.
Buy Mattress Protector
Buying a mattress protector is not the be-all and end-all to mattress maintenance, but it does give you some important benefits. Mattress protectors are your number one defence when it comes to preventing stains from sinking into your mattresses. Many are waterproof and machine-washable for that reason. For a cheap way to keep your mattress protected, you can’t go wrong with buying one or two of these.
Flipping your mattress is part of mattress maintenance 101, and luckily, it only needs to be done seasonally. More and more modern mattresses now advertise themselves as ‘one-sided’ or ‘non-flippable’, to attract people with promises of lower maintenance. Unfortunately however, flipping is one of the easiest ways to ensure your mattress distributes weight evenly as the years go on. If you mattress is one-sided, you can still keep your mattress in top shape by rotating every few months instead.
Change Sheets Regularly
Most people change their sheets regularly to avoid accumulating dust and sweat. This can be great for your mattress too, as dirt build-up in mattresses can often cause bad odours over time. You can go one step further every month or so when you’re changing your sheets – vacuuming the surface of your mattress will help to eliminate any dirt or dust before it becomes a problem.
With all that being said, regular cleaning should help to reduce any problems you experience with mattress maintenance, but a mattress should still be deep cleaned. Spores, moisture from sweat and humidity, and dust will still permeate your mattress over time. The best way to combat this is by getting your mattress professionally cleaned every 12 months or so. Professional cleaners can deep clean mattresses to the highest standard, as well as alleviating stains and discolourations from sweat or spills that may have occurred. Deep cleaning like, along with regular maintenance from you, can add years of life to your mattress, ensuring that you won’t need to buy a new one every few years.
In conclusion, if you follow these simple tips to protect your mattress, you should be able to enjoy it for a long period of time. This way you can invest in a good quality mattress that will give you a great night sleep!