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Make Your Mattress Last Longer

There are so many mattress ads on TV now and they are telling us how long we should keep our mattresses. I thought you could use a mattress for 20 years, but they are telling us 7-8. But then, I turn my mattress in the old-fashioned way - upside down and top to bottom - to rotate the wear. I let my mattresses air out the morning after we use it before we make the bed. All of this goes toward giving us more years on our mattress.

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By pamphyila from L.A., CA

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

I love this idea, especially since I'm a major anti-consumer, lol!

The only down side for me is, my spoiled rotten dogs would find the uncovered bed and I'd have a pillow full of dog hair - allergy misery! It's a great idea, though. You got my vote!

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

My bed never gets made right away. However, a lot of the mattresses now are made so that they don't have to be turned over, which is a good thing because my shoulders are so poor that I can't begin to lift the side of a mattress. Also with these new mattresses the bottom side isn't finished like the top side.

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

Also can add more bed slats for better support of the sleeper and the mattress and springs.

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July 15, 20100 found this helpful

You know I just said the same thing to my husband last weekend. My mattress is guaranteed not to sag for 20 years!

Also if you use a mattress cover / pad and wash it regularly your mattress will remain clean. Regular vacuuming doesn't hurt either. Here we are as a society trying to be thriftier, greener, reuse, recycle, and repurpose everything and they want us to replace our mattresses every 7 years!

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