Jun 15 , 2022
Buying a new bed or simply replacing the mattress is a big decision, especially with the current cost of living. When you’re investing in a new bed or mattress, you want to ensure that it’s built to last, and with the right care and attention, you can keep yours in top condition. One of the most common queries we get from customers is how to take care of a mattress to help prolong its lifespan. We’ve already looked at when to replace your mattress, so let’s find out how to give yours some TLC!
Schedule Regular Rotations
Rotating a mattress is one of the most effective ways to keep it looking and feeling its best. Rotating it end-to-end will help avoid any impression marks building up on the surface, however, it is also important to flip the mattress from side to side. We recommend doing this every week for the first few months, then once every three months after that. Some mattresses are designed to be ‘single-sided’ which means that they cannot be flipped from side to side, if yours is this design you should still rotate the mattress end-to-end every 3 months.
Give Your Mattress Some Air
Before you use your new mattress, take the time to air it out before its first use. We recommend leaving it outside for an hour once you have removed the packaging. For older mattresses, try and remember to vacuum the top of the mattress once every few months, ideally when you’re flipping or rotating it. If you are going on holiday, we advise stripping the beds and letting the mattress air out this way.
Be Careful With A New Mattress
We know how tempting it can be to jump or roll on a new mattress when it’s first delivered, especially if it’s delivered flat. Keep little ones (and big ones!) away from the mattress and avoid standing on it as much as possible. The springs could be permanently damaged if it is used in this way, invalidating any warranties or guarantees.
Clean Your Mattress Regularly
Knowing how to clean your mattress is a great way of ensuring it stays in great condition. It’s also important to clean the bed frame that supports it. We suggest listing the mattress off the bed frame and placing it somewhere to air out while you vacuum the base of the bed. Move the bed frame as much as possible to get to any pockets of dust or dirt that have accumulated underneath, keep a window open for this part! We recommend using a mattress protector to keep your mattress in the best possible condition, however, it’s normal for stains to appear. You can purchase specialist mattress cleaning products to deal with stains, or you can create your own DIY solution. Take 50/50 white vinegar and water, apply to the stain and leave for 5 to 10 minutes, before dabbing with a clean cloth.
Even the best mattresses will require some TLC over the years, and it does pay to keep on top of regular care and maintenance. If you are starting to feel lumps and bumps in your mattress, it could be time to invest in a new one.