Did you know that you spend approximately a third of your life sleeping?
It’s true, and given that a new mattress can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000 or more, it’s important to get the most out of your investment. By following the four tips below, you can protect your mattress and extend its lifespan.
Four Ways to Maintain Your Mattress
Use a Mattress Protector
No matter how neat and tidy you are, using a mattress protector from the moment you get your mattress is crucial. Bodily oils, skin cells, and sweat can all travel through your sheets and into the mattress, eventually degrading the inner components and potentially creating mold and mildew. If you don’t already have a mattress protector, get one as soon as possible!
Keep Pets Off
Your furry friends are undoubtedly cute and snuggly, but letting them on the bed has the potential to damage your mattress. Sweat, slobber, hair, and dander will all accumulate and build up over time, and there’s also the potential for bugs and mites to attach themselves to your pet’s hair. If your pets are already used to sleeping in your bed, the next best option is to invest in a high-quality, waterproof mattress protector.
Vacuum Twice Per Year
This tip may sound strange, but it’s an important part of mattress maintenance that many people don’t know about. Just as you wouldn’t let your living room go unvacuumed for years at a time, you shouldn’t let your mattress go unvacuumed, either. The next time you wash your sheets, use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment to vacuum up and down your mattress. This acts as just one more defensive measure against sweat, dust, dirt, allergens, and anything else that might compromise your mattress’ integrity.
Take Care When Moving
If you’re going to be packing up your mattress and moving it to a new home, be sure to pack it in plastic before you load it into the truck. Most moving companies offer thick mattress bags that provide protection from dirt, scuffs, and moisture for a small fee. As you move the mattress, do your best to keep it upright and on its side so that it doesn’t bend or fold. If your mattress is heavy and awkward to move, invest in your personal safety and have a professional take care of it for you. You'll thank yourself when it’s safe in your new home!
Stop By Our Garland Mattress Store
We hope that today’s entry will help you extend the life of your mattress. If your mattress is nearing the end of its life cycle, then come down to Texas Mattress Connexion in Garland to view our incredible selection of mattresses and mattress sets.
We have something for every need and budget, and we’ll gladly help you find what you need for a good night’s sleep.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!