Cleaning tips for mattresses and beds

Summary: We spend almost a third of our lives in our beds, and it is important to take care of our beds. Basic maintenance includes rotating, flipping, and vacuuming the mattress regularly.

With people spending as much as one-third of their lives in their beds, it is becoming critical to ensure that you maintain a clean and healthy bed in order to get a good night’s sleep. Here is a list of tips that you can employ to ensure that your mattress and bed get proper care.


One mistake that almost everyone makes is buying the mattress and the bed separately. Alternatively, they buy a mattress without any consideration of the bed or box spring that will form the base. Look at the two units and make sure they work together.


Avoid wallows forming on your bed by rotating the mattress at least once every quarter. Be consistent with the rotation. The mattress will come with a recommendation for rotation, follow it as accurately as you can.


Aside from pillow and memory foam top mattresses, most other mattresses require a flip as often as rotation. Again, follow the recommendation that you get with the mattress.


A regular vacuum will keep the mattress clean and free of dust. People allergic to dust-mites need to vacuum the mattress at least weekly. Alternatively, use a mattress protector or vinyl cover to prevent the mattress from absorbing dust and skin cells.

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