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Caring For Your Mattress

Tips and tricks on how to make your bed last.

Should you fail to care for your mattress, you will end up sacrificing your comfort and quite a load of money to replace it. Although some of the tips listed below may seem tedious, they will have a positive impact on you in the long run. Here are some things you should do.

1. Flip your mattress. Flip you mattress over at least three times a year. This is to ensure that both faces of the mattress will be exposed to an equal amount of use and weight distribution. Anything larger than a single mattress will require the strength of two people, so get help!

2. Turn on the vacuum. Never ever wet your mattress. The only form of cleaning you should do on your mattress is to use your trusty vacuum. Vacuum not just the surface of the mattress sans the sheets, but also vacuum the box spring. Do so every three months when you flip your mattress over.

3. Take lots of care. A sure-fire way to ensure your mattress lasts for years is to take care of it. Invest in a good mattress protector if you have not already done so and change your sheets every two weeks. If you can, invest in a high-quality mattress as not only will it provide you with the ultimate level of comfort, you can rest assured that its wear and tear features will be a lot better than a lower-range mattress.

If you end up taking a trip this March with your children in accordance with the week-long school holidays, strip the bed. This will ensure that all trapped moisture will be aired out as this will prevent the build-up of mildew. Additionally when you wash your sheets and mattress protector, set it on warm wash to ensure that all mites are eliminated.

"Invest in a good mattress protector if you have not already done so and change your sheets every two weeks."