Aug 27, 2019
When it comes to your bedroom, you should always keep it clean and free from any obstruction. You can do this by arranging the furniture accordingly and by keeping things in order. However, when it comes to the bedroom, most people ignore their beds. Your beds are the focal point of your bedroom. It’s only fitting that we have measures that take care of it.
The reason why people unintentionally forget their beds is that it’s big and it’s just there. Your bed is where you lie down, relax, and sleep. Some even eat while on their beds! The point is, your bed is where a lot of personal stuff happens. You wouldn’t want to sleep on something that’s ragged down or dirty right? That’s why it’s essential to keep our beds in tip-top condition.
So what can you do to keep your bed clean and cozy? The best thing is that you can do a lot of things DIY. DIY means doing it yourself, which also translates to savings. You won’t need any expensive tools or anything extreme for that matter. Here are some more tips to help you maintain and clean up your bed:
The Proper Bed Support
This fact may sound weird, but your bed is always sandwiched between you and the bed frame. Although the bed can handle your weight without a problem, the bed frame poses another risk. Most of the time, there have been lots of cases where a good bed gets ruined by the bed frame underneath.
To make sure that your bed gets a lot of support, you have to ensure that the mattress is compatible with your bed frame. You can choose an adjustable or matching box spring bed frame. Just make sure that your mattress is compatible.
If you prefer using customized woodworks such as wood palettes, make sure that you have the right amount of slats to support your bed. You should also make sure that there aren’t any sharp edges on your customized bed frame to avoid tearing the fabric on your bed.
Rotating your Bed
We’ve all been there before: “You’re getting ready to lie down on your bed to relax and doze off. As you lie down on your bed and turn your side, you feel an annoying lump. You turn again to the other side only to feel another lump.” This situation can get pretty annoying fast. To avoid that, you need to flip and rotate your bed.
To evenly distribute normal wear and tear, it’s a good idea to rotate your bed. Turning your bed increases its lifespan, so you’ll be able to use if for more years to come. You can rotate your mattress at least once every two weeks for the next three or four months. After four months, you can regularly turn your bed once every three months.
You shouldn’t only rotate your bed, but you can flip it out as well. Flipping your bed ensures that both sides are evenly exposed to wear and tear. If your beds are newer models such as the tomorrow sleep mattress, then you don’t have to rotate it as much. If you’re unsure of your bed model, you can always check your warranty.
Taking care of those stains
As mentioned above, some people do spend a significant amount of time munching while on their beds. Most people often go for the typical “Breakfast in Bed” because it’s relaxing and romantic at the same time. Sweet as it may sound, eating while you’re in bed can bring a lot of problems for you and your mattress.
You might accidentally tip over your glass full of grape juice unto your bed. When that happens, you’ll surely get a horrible stain on it. Try to take care of stains before it dries out. When a stain dries out, it’s much more difficult to remove. To remove stains, use a diluted washing solution. You can either spray or dab it on the stain with a sponge.
For more severe stains, follow the first step mentioned above. Next, spray the stain with white vinegar and leave it for 3-5 minutes. After spraying the stain with vinegar, sprinkle some baking soda on it.
Wait for the chemical reaction to stop and dab it using a sponge. Remember not to use excessive pressure as it can push the stain deeper into the mattress. Use a vacuum to suck away the excess baking soda.
Getting rid of Bugs
Dust mites and Bed Bugs can be a problem if they’re left alone in your bed. Most people even get rid of their beds because of these bugs. They can bite and can be very annoying. The mere fact that they’re sleeping with bugs is enough for a lot of people to take action. To get rid of pests, you should vacuum regularly.
You can also use a steam cleaner to kill off bugs and other bacteria in your bed. You should still try to vacuum your mattress after using a steam cleaner as dust mites’ dead bodies and feces are what causes allergies.
Using DE or Diatomaceous Earth on your bed can also kill a lot of bugs in your bed like dust mites, bed bugs, and even fleas. Just sprinkle it on areas in your bed where you think these critters are hiding. Use a vacuum to clean up the powder and the casualties.
Don’t Jump on your bed
As a kid, we all have memories of jumping on our beds. Admittedly, a lot of us still do it today. As fun as it may sound, jumping on your bed can cause damage to the springs underneath. The constant and uneven pressure from jumping on the bed causes lumps to form. If you must jump on the bed (because it is a lot of fun), don’t do it regularly.
Taking care of your Bed means that you’re also taking care of yourself. Getting rid of bugs ensures that you don’t get any allergies. Rotating your bed and having the right bed frame allows your body to have a more comfy and relaxing sleep.
Using the right equipment such as a vacuum cleaner and a steam cleaner can also be very helpful. A bed can last for a very long time if cared for the right way. Keep in mind the reminders mentioned above, and you’ll be sure that your bed will keep you comfortable for a very long time.
Analisse Weathers is a blogger and writer. She mainly writes about home improvement, home renovation, home repairs, and just about anything related to home-related subjects. Analisse loves to write these topics as she aspires to become an interior designer someday. In her spare time, she spends time with her family and friends.