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Caring for Your Mattress

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 pam munro from L.A., CA

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Each month, we do a deep clean and vacuum in our bedroom which includes taking the mattress out of the room. The mattress has handles around the edges but they're not easy to grip.

Using a towel to move a mattress.

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September 6, 2004

Anyone who has purchased a mattress lately knows how much they cost. You can save money by getting more life out of the mattress you have. Here are some mattress tips.

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October 17, 2005

When buying a mattress, make your sure to lay down on it. Just sitting on a mattress won't tell you what it's like to sleep on it. Take it for a test drive in the store.

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January 29, 2005

If you want to avoid lumps in your mattress just turn your mattress once a week. No more lump problems!

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March 31, 2019

When a useful mattress sags you can add a few things between the mattress and box springs to level it out. This is a page about fixing a sagging mattress.

Placing towels under the foam topper to fill in depressions.

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March 19, 2019

If you have a non-pillow top mattress or a two sided pillow top one, you can often extend the life and comfort of the mattress by periodically flipping it over and rotating it head to foot. This is a page about remembering to flip or rotate your mattress.

A bare bed mattress.

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May 21, 2018

There is a good chance of mold or mildew if a mattress is not dried thoroughly. This is a page about drying out a wet mattress.

Close up of a mattress.

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