A good mattress can last up to 10 years with the right dose of pampering. DIY Life offers these tips to keep your bed looking and feeling like new.
1. Vacuum regularly. Vacuuming is a great way to keep your mattress fresh and clean and free of allergens. It gets rid of all the dust mites, dead skin debris, and dirt that tend to collect and nest in your bed over time.
2. Turn the mattress to balance out wear and tear. If you have a one-sided pillow-top mattress rotate it 180 degrees. If you have a two-sided mattress, flip it regularly.
3. Invest in a padded mattress cover. A mattress cover serves the dual function of preventing stains while preserving the shape of your mattress top.
4. Buy a good-quality box spring. Don’t try to save money by buying a cheap box spring. Spring for the matching box-spring that comes with your mattress set, or one that your salesman recommends. Adequate mattress support is key to its longevity.