How to clean a mattress like a pro at home

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We spend a large portion of our lives sleeping, so it's important that you not only have a comfortable bed and cosy bedroom space, but a well-supported mattress, too. But when was the last time you deep-cleaned your mattress? These easy mattress-cleaning tips will help to restore yours in no time at all.

While there is no official rule about how often to deep clean your mattress, the experts suggest it's something you should do every six months. Consider purchasing a mattress cover, so that you can easily remove it and place it in the washing machine. Depending on which one you choose, some covers even help to reduce dust mite allergies.

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Some of the expert-approved ways to clean a mattress include:

  1. Firstly, strip your bed, placing any bed sheets into the washing machine.

  2. Check for any stains and scrub these out using a mild cleaning solution.

  3. Next, use a vacuum cleaner on both sides of the mattress to remove dirt, hair and crumbs from the mattress. You can also try sprinkling baking soda onto the mattress, leaving it to air for a few hours and then vacuum it off.

  4. Rotate your mattress to ensure you clean all corners.

  5. Air your mattress for a few hours to help it to breathe.

  6. Place your clean sheets back on for a guaranteed good night's sleep.

Mattresses are costly purchases, but they don't last forever. The experts recommend you should replace your mattress every seven to 10 years. Aside from hygiene, another key reason to replace your mattress is for comfort. In order to ensure you sleep soundly, it's important to have a mattress that provides support during the night. Even some of the highest-quality mattresses don't have a maximum lifespan and will need replacing eventually.

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Text: House Beautiful

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