A mattress is an important investment to make and, if you’ve gotten the mattress of your dreams (like a Shifman), you’ll want to do everything you can to take care of your investment. Follow our helpful mattress care tips on how to care for your mattress and support what supports you!
FOCUS ON THE FRAMEWORK
For all mattresses, but particularly for larger mattresses, like queen or king size sets, you should always use a bed frame with center support pieces. Otherwise, you run the long term risk of experiencing bowing or breakage in the middle of your mattress.
ROTATE AND FLIP!
The majority of us tend to sleep on the same side of the bed in the same spot, night after night. This can cause uneven wear of the inner coils that provide support. Many mattresses these days are one-sided, giving you the limited option of only being able to rotate your mattress to help prevent uneven wear. But in premium quality, double sided mattresses, like those produced by Shifman, you can also flip your mattress to ensure the longest mattress lifespan possible, guaranteeing you years of comfort and support. The rule of thumb for flipping and rotating mattresses is to do so 2-4 times a year to extend the life of your mattress.
KEEP IT FRESH AND CLEAN
Clean Stains – No one likes a dirty mattress. So, if you ever find yourself with a stain, make sure you clean it up using a clean cotton cloth, a mild detergent, and cold Always avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your mattress as they can break down the mattress fabric and underlying materials.
Cover It Up – Avoid staining your mattress altogether by using a thick, high-quality mattress pad that fits over your mattress. Wash this regularly to keep it clean and fresh.
Use A DIY Mattress Spray – From time-to-time spraying your mattress with a lightly scented spray will help keep it smelling fresh. Try our recipe for a DIY Mattress Spray.
In a 16 ounce spray bottle combine:
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Lightly spray mattress top with combined ingredients. Allow to dry before making bed. Store bottle in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
KEEP THOSE MONKEYS OFF THE BED!
Your mother was right. You shouldn’t jump on the bed. Rough housing and jumping on the bed could cause damage to the interior construction of your mattress set – which will affect the support, comfort, and quality of sleep you get at night.
DON’T GO OVERBOARD
Contrary to popular belief, putting a board between your mattress and your bed frame doesn’t actually give you any additional support, it only creates the sensation that it does. Putting a board under your mattress will only make the problem worse over time. The fact is, if you feel you need a board for support, it’s time to shop for a new mattress.