We spend almost a third of our lives in them, they give us comfort and joy – and we need to look after them!  We’re talking about beds of course!  Look after your bed and you’ll sleep like a baby, without a care in the world!  Here are some great bed care tips from Hirsch’s.

Basic bed care during lockdown!!

  • Avoid stains by using a washable mattress protector or wool underlay to help keep your mattressclean.
  • Rotate your mattress frequently – every two weeks in the first three months and then every two months after that. Body impressions are expected on a mattress and can appear more obvious on a new mattress as the comfort layers are ‘broken in’ and conform to your body. These body impressions can cause a mattress to appear slightly uneven, rest assured they are normal.
  • Carry your mattress flat or on its side. Don’t let it bend or twist out of shape.
  • If you replace the mattress on a spring bed, also replace the base. This ensures that you and your new mattress get the support that’s made to match.
  • Give your mattress  a regular airing, free of covers and mattress protectors.
  • Fresh air is good but try and avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Vacuum your mattress and base regularly using low suction for a dust and debris free sleep.
  • Treat any spills and stains as soon as possible for the best results
  • Don’t ever saturate fabric with water or cleaning liquid – it could soak in.
  • Don’t use dishwashing or laundry detergent.
  • Don’t scrub the fabric with a stiff brush.
  • A little care and maintenance along the way will make sure your bed looks after you.

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