As the cold winter days begin to say their goodbyes, it’s time to open those windows that have been shut for months and let in the fresh air. Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home, including your mattress! Since we spend almost 1/3 of our lifetimes asleep, it’s a great idea to freshen up your mattresses as part of your spring-cleaning routine.
Here are some easy ways to get your mattress ready for the spring season.
Strip your mattress of all bedding and any mattress pads or covers. Wash all these materials in hot water. Add a half-cup to a full cup of vinegar to each load to remove odors and soften the fabrics. It’s a great time to assess your mattress toppers and the waterproof protectors you have on them to see how they are holding up and if it might be time to replace them.
Air Out Your Mattress
If weather permits, you can take your mattress outside and stand it up in an area where it will receive full sunlight throughout the day. Standing the mattress up will allow fresh air to circulate, and sunshine will help to kill any bacteria hiding in the mattress.
If the weather is not nice enough to move your mattress outdoors, you can still air it out by standing it up inside your home. Lean it up against a wall near an open window to get light and fresh air. Sprinkle the mattress with baking powder and vacuum it thoroughly before standing it up.
Do a thorough once over and spot clean any stains on your mattress using hydrogen peroxide, upholstery cleaner, or a combination of vinegar and baking soda. Be sure to avoid using too much liquid. Also, don’t forget to vacuum your mattress regularly and flip or rotate it every once and a while, so it wears evenly!
If you notice your mattress is worse for wear while doing your spring cleaning, it might be time to invest in a mattress replacement. At Replacement Mattress, we provide high-quality mattress replacements for sofa beds, RVs, Boats, and Trucks of all kinds!
Get in touch with us at (888)889-2812 to get a premium mattress for the spring season!