Caring for a mattress

Caring for your mattress is the first step to ensuring that you will have your mattress awhile and that it will be in good shape a few years down the road. These things were made to last, so finding the right mattress, means taking care of it so that you can have it until you need to get a new one.

Proper Installation.

Ensure that your new mattress and foundation are installed properly at your home. Improper installation could damage your sleep set. If you need to transport them on your own, ask a mattress store associate for some tips on how to avoid issues. Be sure to rotate the mattress.

Use a protective Pad

This will keep your mattress and even foundation looking brand new for years to come. It also keeps it free from stains.

Give it support.

You need to be sure that you are using a high quality, sturdy bed frame. If it happens to be a king or queen size, ensure that your frame has a strong center that can support the mattress set and keep the mattress from breaking or bowing.

NO dry cleaning.

The chemicals that are in the dry cleaning/spot removers can harm the fabric or other materials. Vacuuming is the best way to go. If you want to care for a stain, simply use mild soap and water and apply lightly. Never soak your mattress or foundation.

It isn’t a trampoline.

Don’t let your little one’s jump on your bed. The rough housing can cause damage to the interior construction of the bed, as well as damage to themselves.

Get rid of the older one.

Since you finally got a new bed set, it is time to arrange to have your old set removed and taken care of. Do not just give it to your kids, relatives, neighbors or guests. If it wasn’t good enough for you, then it isn’t good for other people and throw it out.