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Your Mattress Can Last A Lifetime!

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According to researchers, mattress cleaning is one of the most neglected household chores in America today. This is actually baffling to most as it is the place you lay your head each night, therefore it should be a priority to keep your mattress fresh and clean. Here are some cleaning tips for your mattress:
First of all accidents happen and there is no getting around them. For anyone with children of family pets, and for those who choose to eat in bed, keeping a mattress in top shape can be tough and sometimes unavoidable. A simple drink spill, a pet carrying in dirt and grime from the outdoors and quickly dirty up a bed.
The best way to keep your mattress stain free is to, of course, prevent the stain from happening in the first place. One good idea might be to purchase a mattress cover. Most are inexpensive, especially when you consider the protection it offers.
Mattress covers are good for protecting the mattress from food and drink spills and can also help keep dust mites and other allergens from taking residence deep inside a mattress.
Another good way to keep the mattress clean is to pull out the vacuum cleaner and really get after the mattress. This will suck up some lose debris and also eliminate any potential dust mites and other invisible critters that can crawl into your bed.
Use baking soda to freshen up your bed. It eliminates odors and should leave a fresh, pleasant, smell in their stead. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress and let it sit for 2 to 3 hours. Use your vacuum after to remove the baking soda.
Most people don’t realize that mattresses can collect moisture, and thus harbor the growth of bacteria. If not acted upon, a mattress with moisture can become riddled with mold and mildew. At that point the only option is to buy a new mattress.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to let the mattress air dry for 20 to 30 minutes every day. Pull back the sheets and covers in the morning and let the moisture escape.
Mattresses are expensive, especially the good ones, so take time to care for the object you spend roughly 40 percent of your day sleeping on. A good mattress can last a lifetime.