It’s a well-established fact that your mattress can and will get dirty. You can argue all you want about how you try to protect your mattress from harm but it will still get dirty over time.
How? For starters, your bodily fluids can easily find their way to your mattress. Despite having a top sheet, a fitted sheet, and even a mattress protector, with the amount of sweating our hot and humid climate can cause, it’s nearly impossible to keep perspiration out of your mattress. Of course, there are also lots of other fluids that can get absorbed by your sheets and topmost layers of your mattress so it’s really almost impossible to keep it spotless.
Then there’s the accumulation of dust and dead skin cells. In fact, your mattress can get heavier over time because of these teeny-tiny particles. Again, even with several fabric covers, your mattress will still get dirtied by these things.
This is why cleaning your mattress is a must if you want to keep it in top shape. Creating a regular cleaning routine is the best way to ensure that you’ll maintain its cleanliness and hygiene, however.
If you’re curious how often should you do certain cleaning steps to keep your mattress neat, we created a short guide to help you out:
This is the easiest and most basic way to keep your bed clean. As your sheets are the first line of protection of your bed, it would be wise to keep it clean to prevent it from dirtying your mattress. Weekly changing your sheets is necessary to achieve this.
To remove the accumulating dust, dead skin cells, and other debris from your mattress, try to vacuum its surfaces at least once a month. If you tend to shed skin heavily, if you have dandruff, or if you allow your pets on your bed, vacuum more often. This will ensure that you’ll be able to minimize the accumulation of dirt on your bed.
Eating and snacking in bed is a guilty pleasure of lots of people. However, it can easily create a mess. Do not wait long before tending to the messes, though. Make sure to clean it right away to avoid staining and attracting unwanted attention from bugs and other stuff to your bed.
A thorough cleaning of your mattress is also necessary to do if you really want to keep it in top shape. There are various means to accomplish this task. Some of the best examples are the following:
This may not necessarily be a cleaning schedule but since we’re already discussing the maintenance steps you should take regularly, we’ll mention flipping and rotating as well. Doing these two will help you evenly ‘wear out’ your mattress so you can further prolong its lifespan.
We know that doing all of these aren’t easy or even cheap but if you want to keep your mattress smelling nice and feeling great, doing all of these is absolutely necessary.Tags: