Mattress care is part of our daily work that we have to take into account. We may not have noticed, or we can take advantage of the fact that we use a mattress for about a third of our entire lives. Not bad, right? It’s easy to ignore the fact that we only use mattresses when we sleep, and we shouldn’t.
It’s easy to spend enough time servicing TVs, laptops, and even appliances like washing machines and refrigerators, but for some reason, our approach to mattresses is different. Well, this is news to you. After a day of restlessness, you can rest on the mattress. Doesn’t this make your mattress more important than everything else in the house?
There are a few things to consider when maintaining your mattress. If you only give the actual time, these are actually simple. Here they are some basic knowledge about mattress maintenance.
1. Buy a mattress cover to protect your mattress from dust
Although it is no problem to opt for a regular dust treatment on the top of the mattress (using a feather duster or vacuum cleaner), you can also save time by buying a mattress cover. Mattress covers or sheets can not only provide you with extra comfort and warmth, but also protect your mattress from wear and tear. The mattress cover can also protect you against dust, dirt and allergens!
Good sheets or bedspreads are waterproof. It fares best on stains because once you spill something on the mattress all you have to do is wipe it off with a damp cloth. You also need to make sure it is durable and can withstand stress, as well as being comfortable. You don’t want to sleep on an uncomfortable surface, do you?
The mattress or bedspread you choose should be easy to remove and clean. You can choose to put it in the laundry basket regularly. This way you can be sure that the mattress on which you sleep is indeed clean and safe. Make sure it is completely dry before putting it back.
2. Do not jump up and down on the mattress
The mattress is a mattress, not a trampoline. This is especially true for children. Somehow the softness and bounce of the mattress make us jump up and down just to get that kind of adrenaline? As durable as a mattress is, it cannot last long in such a family. Because it is a mattress.
While most mattresses will sag after a period of use, don’t expect them to last for a short time if you continue to use them. Remember, to get a good service, you must also remember to use it correctly. If not, you may not only drop the sagging mattress, but also break the frame.
3. Clean it with furniture cleaner
A good suggestion is to always have a bottle of room cleaner at home. A good upholstery cleaner removes stains and stains on the mattress. It will benefit not only your mattress, but your other furniture as well, such as sofas and even dining tables and chairs.
Try to reserve a day to clean the entire mattress. If it hasn’t been cleaned for a while, the stain on the mattress is likely to have hardened and be difficult to remove. Depending on how dirty your mattress is, this can be a chore, but you don’t have to do it every now and then. You can do regular cleaning twice a year or once every six months.
Maintenance is also required. Anytime you spill or soil the mattress, immediately wipe (or scrub) the stain with a damp cloth and furniture cleaner. In addition to indoor cleaners, you can also use your own cleaners. To do this, simply mix water with a mild detergent. Baking soda and vinegar are also effective stain removers. Gently wipe the stain as it can damage the mattress fabric.
4. Do not put food and drinks on the mattress
If you want to make life easier, follow these simple suggestions and avoid eating and drinking in the mattress. Besides making you look childish, bringing food and drinks with you can increase the chance of soiling the mattress.
The crumbs from the food you eat can be hidden in the folds of the fabric. This can lead to the reproduction of certain insects (such as ants). Believe me, you don’t want ants on your mattress. They can also attract other insects such as bed bugs. In addition, you can spill liquid on the mattress. A damp mattress can give off a musty odor and attract insects.
5. Twist or turn it from time to time
Try to do this regularly, your mattress will thank you. Look, if we regularly sleep on one side of the mattress, that side can sag a bit. If you continue to sleep on this slightly sagging side, it will cause obvious things, more sag.
To avoid this, you should remove the mattress immediately
them. If your mattress is reversible, better, as you can turn or flip it over. This way, all the usable sides of the mattress will be used and no side will sag more than the others. It will also prevent the accumulation of icky sweat and dust on just one area.
However, if you notice that your mattress really is sagging on one side and there seems nothing you can do about it, chances are your mattress is already old. That sagging might be one of the telltale signs that your mattress already needs to be replaced. If that’s the case, don’t compromise your health and comfort and just buy a new one.