Spring Clean into Better Sleep
Spring is in the air. And that means spring cleaning is probably on your mind. Is it fun? Not especially. But a cleaner home can boost your mind and health, and we have some simple ways to keep your home so fresh and so clean. We always recommend starting with the place where you spend the bulk of your time: your bedroom. We are Mattress Firm, after all. From cleaning your mattress to cleaning the air, better sleep happens in a cleaner room. Follow these five tips for how to spring-clean your way to better sleep.
5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Way to Better Sleep
1. Give your mattress a good vacuuming.
To give your mattress some new life, strip the sheets off your bed and, while using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum, clean the top and sides of your mattress to remove any dirt and dust that has accumulated. Don’t be afraid to really get in there. Using the crevice tool can also help dislodge any stubborn dirt. Pay close attention to the seams, as this is where dirt and dust can accrue the most. For best practice, try to vacuum your mattress once every three months.
2. Remove stains and deodorize.
FUN TOPIC ALERT! Let’s face it—we all get stains on our beds. Here’s how we recommend getting certain stuff out of your mattress. Here are some handy how-to videos for getting urine and blood stains out of your mattress. Just be sure to check your mattress' warranty before attempting any do-it-yourself tricks, and feel free to ask the employees at your local Mattress Firm location for help! If you think your mattress is, unfortunately, past the point of no return, we always have great deals waiting for you to upgrade your mattress.
3. Give your mattress some fresh air.
Let it breathe! Open the windows in your bedroom to get some natural ventilation through your bed. This can help eliminate any odors and freshen up your mattress. Decreasing the humidity in your home can help cleanse your mattress, too. By ensuring that your bedroom temperature and humidity levels are low, you'll help stop any growth of dust mites in the future.
4. Seal the deal with a mattress protector.
Once you've taken the steps to freshen up your mattress, ensure that it stays as clean as possible for as long as possible by placing a mattress protector over it. Experts say that these pieces are essential for your mattress and can prevent spills and stains and allergens from reaching your Mattress Firm mattress, so that it stays clean and fresh all year long!
5. Let Mother Nature help.
Okay, now that your mattress and bedroom are as fresh as can be, let’s make it smell like a meadow, shall we? With spring on the mind, it’s hard not to think of the flowers blooming all around you. We’re huge fans of bringing in some flowery scents into your sleep space. It’s been proven that lavender especially can help reduce stress, ease tension and curb anxiety. Plus, let’s be real, it smells amazing.
If you take these steps to refresh your mattress, you'll be sleeping cleaner—and happier—in no time. April showers bring May flowers, but spring cleaning brings better Zzz’s throughout the whole year.