We spend at least six to seven hours on our mattresses every night. That doesn’t count the time when you sit on your bed while watching Boxoffice with a bowl full of spaghetti bolognese, or even the time when your dog climbs up during the day just to have his nap there.
When you heard about beds for sale, are you excited about it? Are you one of those people who make it an important thing to get the best quality beds in South Africa? Well, that’s normal. We always want the best of everything.
But the question now is, do you know how to clean and care for your mattresses? Because if you don’t, we are about to share some tips on how you can make your night sleep a good one.
Get High Quality Beds
You might think this is unnecessary and you think that any type of beds is just the same. We’re sorry to say this but you might be wrong. A good quality bed will offer a much better sleeping experience at night, and not to mention that it’s a lot easier to clean and care for. For best quality beds in South Africa, it’s easy to find them in the market but we can suggest The Mattress Warehouse which offer some of the best beds in South Africa.
The reason why you need good quality mattresses and bed frame is because this will ensure the longevity of your mattress. You don’t want to keep changing your mattress every three months, do you? Make sure you give your mattress a good support by using high-quality and sturdy bed frame. Also, ensure that your bed frame has the strong support on the center especially if your mattress is a queen or king size. This way it will prevent your mattress from breakage or bowing. You can try to check out for some cheap prices on beds from The Mattress Warehouse to find your own choice of bed frames.
Always Keep the Tag
Yes, it is not illegal to remove the tag. However, we suggest for you to keep it as a way of identification of guarantee on beds should you need to claim for something in the near future. Mattresses on The Mattress Warehouse come with tags and they usually have the manufacturer’s instructions to help you follow with any specific guidelines.
Do Not Jump on your mattress
One of the things that kids usually love to do is jumping on the mattresses. This is not only dangerous for the children but it is going to damage the interior construction of your mattress over the time. If you have children, make sure you tell them not to treat the mattress like a trampoline. Even the best quality beds in South Africa will eventually break in the end if it’s constantly being misused as a place for sport. Let us repeat this again: Strictly no jumping!
Remove the Dust from your mattress
This is crucial especially if your house is constantly filled with dust mites. One of the easiest ways to ditch dust is by using your vacuum cleaner. Make sure to use the upholstery tool on it and just go over all sides of your mattress. Carefully draw out the dust underneath the surface of the fabric. Ditching dust works a lot better if you have a garment steamer as this will help in removing and killing the dust mites which might lurk near the surface. This will give guarantee on beds that are free of dust mites and healthy for sleeping experience.
In the previous step, we suggest you to ditch the dust mites by vacuuming all the dust at all sides of your mattress and bed frame. Especially when using beds in South Africa where weather can sometimes be unpredictable, it is wise to use some simple steps on how to maintain the high quality of hygiene of your mattresses. Other than that, you can always keep the humidity at low level by using a whole-house or portable dehumidifier. Try to ensure that the humidity level of your bedroom (or even the whole house) low at 30 percent to 50 percent. Since dust mites tend to thrive in the warmer weather, ensure that the bedroom is always kept cool.
Clean the Stains on your mattress
You’re probably the kind of person who loves eating and drinking on the bed. It’s normal, don’t be shy. But the thing is when you spend most of your meal times on the bed, this will also lead to having a lot of stains on the mattress, that is why you need to take good care of your mattress. The easiest way to remove the stains on the mattress is by using any upholstery cleaner which is formulated in cleaning stains on fabric. Ensure that your cleaner is of good quality because you don’t want to ruin your good quality mattresses with cheap products. Make sure that it contains enzymes that tackle odors and always avoid in over-wetting your mattress. Before you make it to bed again, let it dry completely.
Prevent Sleeping “Wallows”
Instead of eyeing for the latest mattresses for sale in South Africa just to change your mattress when each month or season has arrived, you can also try to use the easiest way possible by rotating the mattresses. It might not be possible to flip the pillow-top mattresses, however, you can always flip over the bottom surface – which is near to the box spring – to the top of the bed during certain month or season. However, always consult your manufacturer prior to taking any action.
Wash Your Beddings
When you’re doing the laundry for your mattresses, ensure that you use warm or hot water to wash the beddings. This way it will kill the mites because dust mites usually survive in cold water washing but not in hotter water. Temperatures of 54 degrees celsius is required for this to happen. Always make it as a routine to wash the pillowcases and sheets on a weekly basis.
So there you go with some simple steps on how to clean and care for your mattress. Can you imagine how dirty your mattress is if you don’t take good care of it? Yes, it is easy to find good quality mattresses out there and you can just change one when it’s damaged. With a wide-range of beds for sale in the market, you probably think it’s a waste of time trying to clean your mattress. But mattresses do need proper care too. After all, we are the ones who will spend one-third of our time on them.