Monday, June 20, 2011

Mattress Care

Most of us spend about a third of our lives sleeping. So, wouldn't it make sense to keep your mattress in great condition for as long as you can? It's easy to do. I'll show you how.

1. To make sure that your mattress is getting even wear, make a habit of flipping the mattress about once a month. One month flip side to side, the next, top to bottom, and so on. This will ensure that the wear is even and the mattress will last longer.

2. To freshen a musty mattress, sprinkle it with baking soda. Leave it for the day and then vacuum it up before you make the bed. The baking soda will absorb any odors over the course of the day so that the bed will be fresh by nighttime.

3. Put a protective cover on your mattress. If you have small children, vinyl covers work best.

4. If you didn't have a cover and your child had an accident, all you need to do is re-wet the area with a damp sponge. Then, sprinkle on some borax and rub it in. Let it dry, and then vacuum it up!

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