Your mattress is one of the most important things in your home and keeping your mattress clean can help extend its lifespan. A dirty mattress is just as bad as no mattress at all, and in some cases it is worse if germs, mildew or mold have cultivated. These simple steps can help you in keeping your mattress clean for a long time.
To help protect your mattress from accidents, absorb spills and stains, and keep dust and things out, add a mattress liner in between your sheet and your mattress. This extra layer of protection can help you from losing your whole mattress if an accident happens and generally, keeps your mattress cleaner than with just a sheet because it fits over the whole mattress and is less likely to come off unlike bed sheets which only sometimes fit perfectly over your mattress and often come undone exposing parts of your mattress.
Dirt and things build up and if you let them sit for a while, germs may develop. Additionally, the dirt from your sheets, which are meant to protect your mattress, will transfer onto your mattress. Neglecting your sheets means neglecting your mattress.
As a general rule, eating and drinking on or near your mattress should be prohibited because food stains and spills can quickly dirty your mattress. Stains and spills can leave odors and are breeding grounds for mold and other bad things.
You probably won't be able to resist the urge of at least snacking in bed, which can lead to a lot of crumbs falling onto the mattress, so vacuum your mattress regularly to get rid of crumbs, dust and dirt to keep your mattress clean.
Easy ways to get your bed dirty without knowing it is to sit or lay in your bed with clothes you wore outside. And, if you are one who likes to rest after long activities or hard work and shower when you get up, the dirt and sweat from your body can also dirty your mattress.
Follow these simple steps, and you will be able to keep your mattress clean for years to come!