You should definitely get your mattress professionally cleaned periodically, we recommend every 12 months or so. Although, apart from that you should also adopt some habits in your daily routine to maintain hygiene and cleanliness of your mattress till it is time to get it professionally cleaned.
Habit 1: Make sure to change your mattress’ bed sheets every two weeks. When you change the bed sheet, clean the bed frame as well. This will help you get a fresh bed surface to sleep in.
Habit 2: Don’t forget to rotate your mattress once a month, in a way that the header becomes the footer and the footer becomes the header. This helps with even the wear and tear of the mattress.
Habit 3: Also along with rotation, flip your mattress once every 3 months, if both sides of your mattress are the same. Some mattresses have a hard side and a soft side, thus making flipping not applicable!
Habit 4: Implement a total ban of food (both liquids and solids) on the mattress. Do not ever eat or drink on the bed.
Habit 5: Don’t neglect to get the mattress protector. The mattress protector will prevent stains from reaching the mattress and effectively contribute to keeping your mattress from any harm.
Habit 6: Each time you change the bedsheets, make sure to vacuum the mattress with a clean upholstery adapter. When you vacuum, vacuum not only the two flat faces but all the sides of the mattress and your bed frame as well.
Habit 7: Maintain lower temperatures in the bedroom to drop the chances of mites surviving. Keep the room as dry as possible and if there’s ever humidity because of any reason, take care of it immediately.
Habit 8: Keep away your house plants. They make your room aesthetically appealing but they are also home to insects, dust, and pollen.
Habit 9: Let both sides of the mattress be exposed to the sunlight on a sunny day, at least once a year. This is the best way to eradicate mold and mildew and protect your mattress. The heat of the sunlight is a natural sanitizer that will make your mattress hygienic and deodorize it as well.
Habit 10: When you get in bed, take a shower beforehand. Make sure you don’t take the dirt along with you, to the bed. You can also freshen up and change the clothes in case taking a shower is not convenient. And at the very least, always wash your feet before getting into bed.
With all these habits, you will be able to keep your mattress squeaky clean and hygienic. And of course, do not forget to get a professional mattress cleaning service done once a year at the very least. You can get both the mattress dry cleaning and mattress steam cleaning Melbourne depending on your mattress’s type and needs. With all these habits, you shall be able to get healthy, peaceful sleep and a good night’s rest!