How to Air Out a Mattress

Darlings, the spring is here and it's time to clean! Airing your mattress and pillows regularly is a crucial and have fewer allergens and germs than mattresses and pillows which are not aired. Airing can be done indoors or outdoors, and is possible in almost all weather, and even winter airing can result in reducing dust and nasty bed bugs. 

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1. Pull off all the bed linen and let the mattress breathe

Remove all clothing, sheets and even pillows from the mattress so that it is completely open to the air. If possible, open all windows and allow the sun to shine on the mattress through the window. When the sun shines on the mattress, it will naturally purge it of many germs and bacteria. ps. This is the ideal time to wash your sheets! A recommended washing time is weekly for sheets and pillowcases and quarterly for blankets and heavier bedding items. 

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2. Vacuum the mattress.

With the mattress exposed to the fresh air, run your vacuum over the mattress to gather any dust which may have accumulated on it. You need not vacuum every time you air the mattress, but a monthly vacuuming will help to remove dust. 

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3. Get a friend to help lift the mattress outside

Air the mattress outdoors as often as you have time for, but aim for once or twice a year. Make sure it is a sunny out, whether it's winter or summer. Leaving it out for 6 hours or more is preferable. Don't leave the mattress out in the evening air or it will become damp. Return it to the bedroom before the sun disappears. Et voila! Your bed is clean and the bedbugs gone! 

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