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3 Mattress Maintenance Hacks You've Never Heard Of Before

These don't require lugging your mattress outside


To get in a great mood for a long day, you're going to need a good night's sleep. To fall into a deep slumber, you would need a comfortable bed. To be able to achieve a comfortable bed, you need to invest in a mattress.

How does yours measure up? Since it's one of the most used pieces at home, mattresses deserve proper maintenance. Quality mattresses can also be very expensive so you need to take good care of it to preserve its mint condition.

If you can't promise to wash the cushion covers regularly or air it out every month, here are easy tips that you can do:

Main photo from: Bedding.  

Staining your mattress is inevitable. Get rid of the marks before they settle by saturating the area with apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then gently wipe the vinegar residue off using kitchen towels. This should lighten the stains. Completely remove it by repeating the step as needed.

If you are worried about the smell of vinegar, turn on the electric fan to make drying faster.

RL Tip: Use a spray bottle instead of drizzling it. This will spread the product more evenly!  

Photo from Wikihow

It's still ideal to air out your mattress at least once a month. However, if you don't have enough space, this can be problematic. A simple mix of baking soda and lavender essential oil will deodorize and eliminate moisture even indoors. Vacuum the mattress afterwards to remove all excess powder.

RL Tip: If you are not a huge fan of lavender, you can also use eucalyptus, wintergreen and peppermint. These essential oils are said to be safe and effective in getting rid of dust mites, too! 

Photo from Hello Glow.  

To prevent your mattress from looking dirty again, consider investing in a mattress protector that you can put between the cushion and the sheets. This will keep dirt and allergens from seeping through.

RL Tip: Mandaue Foam makes waterproof proctectors which you can order here.  

Photo from Bedtimes

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