In just a few days, Spring will arrive! Yes, there is still snow on the ground (again!), but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one looking forward to the coming of Spring.
I’m even excited about Spring Cleaning! Yep! I’m having a terrible time getting the teenagers of the household interested AT ALL in helping, but I’m not letting that dull my verve!
I could go on for a while about my garage needing a good sweep and how am I going to get this pile to the dump, but this is a mattress blog, so I’ll try to remain focused. Hmmm…. I’m not sure I even know what needs to be done… let’s learn together, shall we?
Oooh, Martha Stewart has a guide… shall we start with that?
“Turn your mattress over four times a year…” wow, there’s a whole paragraph on how to label your bed so you know which side is up any given season. Lucky for me, organic latex foam mattresses never need rotating or flipping! Check it DONE – I’m liking this already!
“Vacuum mattress and box springs…” I suppose I can do that. Only have a mattress to vacuum, probably should get those dust bunnies under the platform bed as well…
“… if possible, haul both outside for a day of fresh air” That gives me such a wonderful mental image! Maybe it is because my grandmother would dry clothes outside in the summer and I could run through my grandfather’s cotton dress shirts and giggle at the underwear.
Clothes on the line *do* end up with a freshness that is wonderful, but all I can think of with a mattress is how do you keep it off the ground?? Wouldn’t it get wet? And the POLLEN! Many people choose organic mattresses because of the allergy benefits and putting it outside really does not sound like a good idea at all…
I am fortunate, though, my bedroom does have good sun. I think I can strip the bed and leave it in the sun to get most of the benefits without any allergy problems. Make sure to leave the cover on – the latex foam is plant-based and biodegradable! The wool and cotton covers will be fine, but don’t want that latex turning brown (same natural process as the inside of an apple turning brown).
To be truthful, I hadn’t noticed my mattress needing any freshening and with SO MUCH else to handle for Spring Cleaning, I’m glad I can keep this simple. Now where did those teenagers get to now? We have a basement to organize!