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How to care for your mattress

Although mattresses come with a warranty, this does not mean that you should not care for it properly. The following is a list of ways in which you can further the life of your mattress and keep it in great condition.

Ensure proper installation

Make sure to let your mattress breathe - when you take a vacation, do not leave sheets on your bed; try stripping the bed twice a week and leaving it without sheets until the time you are going to bed

Do not jump on the bed - keep children from jumping on your mattress

Keep your bed from sagging by using a supportive bed frame

Use a mattress pad to absorb moisture/perspiration that can be easily removed and washed

To help minimize wear and maximize comfort make sure to rotate your mattress every two weeks during the first three months after purchase and every two months after that

Here is a great guide on how to properly rotate you mattress:


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Aug 28, 2012 | Furniture

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