Most of us spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so it makes sense to invest in a good, comfortable mattress that will last for a long time. According to Consumer Reports, if maintained properly, a new mattress “can easily last ten years.” You may ask yourself, “what are the best ways to take care of my mattress?” Many customers have come to us with the same question. Therefore, as the top mattress store in Cumming, we’ve come up with a few useful tips for maintaining your mattress.
We’ve put together five best ways to help your mattress stay in good condition for as long as possible.
In order for a mattress to last for a long time, a strong support system is a must. The two most common support systems for mattresses are foundations and box springs. While foundations are a better match for memory foam mattresses, box springs are better suited for innerspring mattresses. Besides choosing the right kind of support for your mattress based on the material, make sure that the support system is not too outdated since using an old box spring will void almost any warranty. In addition, do an annual check on your bed’s support to make sure that there’s no issue with the slats or springs.
One of the easiest ways to extend the life span of your mattress is by rotating it. Regardless of the material and the size, by turning the head portion of the bed into its foot, you’ve allowed the wear of the mattress to be evened out. For the best result, it is recommended that you rotate your mattress every three months. Furthermore, if your mattress doesn’t have a pillow top, you should consider flipping the mattress as you rotate it to enhance the overall performance. If you want to go the extra mile, use a handheld vacuum to clean up any dirt or dust that has accumulated underneath your mattress.
Did you know that an average night of sleep can yield more than twelve million dead skin flakes? All of these dead skin cells will end up inside your mattress and gather the attention of dust mites. To prevent this from happening, you’ll want to invest in a good mattress protector – one that’s comfortable, waterproof, and effective in providing protection from bed bugs and dust mites. Check out the mattress protectors available at our mattress store in Cumming for high-quality products at a competitive price.
Before cleaning your mattress, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions on the washing label. Once you’ve stripped off the bed linens, thoroughly vacuum around and underneath the mattress. If you want to go the natural route, baking soda is your best friend as it helps absorb the moisture and odors retained in your mattress. It also comes in handy when there are stains or spills on the mattress that you want to remove. Once you’re done with all the cleaning steps, if possible, leave your mattress exposed to sunlight for a few hours to naturally disinfect it.
In case you need to move a mattress to another room in the house, make sure to measure the entryway in advance and be extra careful when moving it up or down the stairs as you don’t want to bend the mattress. If you’re moving it to a new house, here’s a checklist of things that you will need:
At Fred’s Bed, we know how important a good mattress is to your sleep and your overall well-being. We’re here to help, and we have a wide variety of bedding options to offer. From top-quality mattresses to adjustable beds, sheets and protectors to headboards, we have just the things you need to take care of your sleep.
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