Spring Mattress Cleaning

Spring Mattress Cleaning-

Spring mattress cleaning should be an annual activity you do as you would everything else in your house.  The days are getting lighter and warmer, the sun is out, and now is the perfect time to freshen up things in your house.  You clean the rest of your house; it’s also a great time to mattress cleaning.  Tools for a good mattress cleaning can be found at many stores, and online.  These steps are suggested in the care and cleaning of your coil inner-spring mattress.

First step in mattress cleaning-

A great first step for mattress cleaning is to start with the bedding.   The sheets, the skirt, the mattress cover- wash it all.  There is nothing like the feeling of clean crisp sheets, well, it gets even better when the bed spread, the skirt and the mattress cover are all clean as well.

Mattress Cleaning- Box Spring and bed stand-

Next, take the mattress off the box spring and thoroughly vacuum the box spring.  Move the bed, mop and dust the floor as well.  Thoroughly dust any nightstands, bases and other furniture near and around the bed.  There has been a year (or more) build up.  This not only helps keep the area around your mattress clean, but helps cut down the dust and allergens that can make sleeping more difficult.  If you are going to do a thorough mattress cleaning, you may as well clean all around it as well.

Mattress Cleaning- the mattress-

Option 1- After laying the mattress back on the box spring, one thing you can do to freshen it up is to put baking soda (about a cup)- add a few drops of essential oils if you like a nice fragrance- into a mason jar and shake it up.  Pour the baking soda into a strainer and sprinkle it over the mattress and let it sit (up to an hour).

Take your vacuum again and use an effective attachment to thoroughly vacuum the mattress.  A mattress cleaning in this way helps lift dust mites, dirt and other nasty things away and off the mattress.  It helps to deodorize and leave the mattress smelling fresh and clean.

mattress cleaning with a vacuum

Mattress Cleaning with a Vacuum

Option 2- After removing all the bedding, skirts and mattress cover, let is sit for a bit to air out.  Once aired out, get the vacuum and give the mattress a thorough vacuuming.   Once the mattress has been completely vacuumed, continue the mattress cleaning by using upholstery cleaner on any surface stains.  Never clean a mattress using dry-cleaning fluid.  Next- flip the mattress over and switch the top to bottom, helping even out the wear of your mattress.  Finally, lightly spray the mattress with a fabric freshener before reapplying the sheets for a clean fresh smell.

mattress cleaning protects you

Mattress Cleaning helps protect you from these pests

So, you see that with just a few short steps, you can make mattress cleaning a part of your regular spring-cleaning routine.  This is your chance to help fight dirt, dust, mites, ,bed bugs and the other pests that can infest your mattress.  It’s a great way to make sure that at least once a year your mattress is getting a full once over.  Of course, you should be cleaning your bedding and sheets as often as necessary- to maintain a clean and fresh sleep environment.

Green Mattress buying tips

Green Mattress buying tips

Why should you consider a ‘Green Mattress’?  Because you like the color? – OK, bad joke.  Green Mattresses are becoming more and more popular as consumers take a greater interest in the environment, manufacturing practices, personal health and safety, and let’s face it- just jumping in on the latest craze.  Everywhere you look there are ‘green’ and ‘healthy’ alternatives to the traditional products and practices.   Consumers are looking for products that are environmentally friendly, don’t contain harmful chemicals, use renewable resources and make us feel better and- when possible are cost effective.  Finally, and hopefully the best answer, they can help provide a safer, more comfortable and restful sleep environment.

Green Mattress Manufacturers-

Most manufacturers now offer a green mattress in their product line.  This has become a necessity to meet the needs of consumers seeking a healthy, comfortable sleep environment.  Some manufacturers offering a green mattress choice include:

  • Natura
  • Keetsa
  • Lifekind
  • My Green Mattresses
  • Naturepedic
  • Serta
  • Simmons

What to look for in a Green Mattress-

  • Natural Latex- renewable from trees
  • Organic Cotton- fire safe
  • Organic Wool
  • FSC Certified Wood
green mattress natural latex

Green mattress uses natural latex from a Rubber Tree

 Advantages of a Green Mattress-

  • Helping the environment- preserve our natural resources
  • Eco-Friendly, Organic Materials- safer for you and the environment
  • Less or No Harmful Chemicals- no ‘off gassing’
  • Healthier for you and your family- protect your loved ones
  • Hypo-allergenic and Dust Mite resistant- sleep better

A Green Mattress is not for everyone.  Some consumers are not interested, others are fearful of the price tag- though there are a number of green mattress options that are becoming more affordable- and most consumers just are not that aware that they exist.  Also, it is sometimes difficult to determine what exactly a ‘green mattress’ is- though here is some help.

If you are looking for a green mattress, there are many choices out there, from the large manufacturers to small cottage industry producers who are setting the pace in green manufacturing and production techniques.

Serta iSeries Mattress

Serta iSeries Mattress

Serta iSeries mattresses are touted as Intelligent Comfort and Individual Support, a step forward in innerspring technology.  The Serta iSeries mattress combines the Serta revolutionary Cool Action gel memory foam with their most advanced innerspring technology: the Duet Coil Individually Wrapped Coil-in-Coil support system.   This combination results in a cooling, pressure relieving comfort with exceptional individualized support for each sleeper.

Serta iSeries options-

It doesn’t matter if you prefer very firm, or a plush luxurious mattress; there is a Serta iSeries mattress model for your comfort wishes.  Plus, the Serta iSeries mattress is compatable with the Serta Motion Perfect Adjustable Foundation to bring you a totally customizable sleep experience.

Serta iSeries Technology-

The Serta iSeries combines the Cool Action Gel Memory Foam with the Duet Coil Individually Wrapped Coil-inCoil Support System to give you a cool comfortable sleep surface with exceptional support.

Serta iSeries technology

Serta iSeries combines Innerspring and Memory Foam technology

  • Cool Action Gel Memory Foam: The worlds first memory foam infused with the cooling touch and support of Serta’s MicroSupport Gel.  This memory foam is designed for superior pressure relief with targeted support.  It is up to 12 times more breathable than regular memory foam.
  • Duet Coil Individually Wrapped Coil-in-Coil Support System: Serta’s most advanced innerspring system designed to provide individual support to each sleeper.  Featuring strategically placed Duet Coils that balance comfort and support across the entire sleep surface to respond to each sleeper individually.  The interior coils provide the support needed for correct posture alignment.  The Duet Coil system also places two-thirds of the coils in the center third of the mattress, where it is needed most.

Serta Motion Perfect Foundation-

The Serta iSeries offers a variety of options so you can find the perfect level of comfort and support for you.  Additionally, you can opt for a Serta Motion Perfect Adjustable Foundation, which lets you adjust the head or foot of the mattress with a wireless remote.  The advanced adjustable foundation also offers a massage option for relaxation of your body and mind before drifting off to sleep.  The Motion Perfect Adjustable Foundation features an upholstery grade cover that matches seamlessly to the mattress for a clean and stylish finish.

The Serta iSeries technology is currently available in the Trump Home and Perfect Day mattress lines.  The Serta iSeries mattresses come with a 25 year warranty and 120 day in home trial, you can get more details here.