About Mattress Flipping

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Mattress flipping can prevent the mattress from forming crevices, and it can help the mattress last for many more years. Flip the mattress vertically and horizontally to keep it well balanced with helpful cleaning tips from a professional home cleaner in... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to teach you about mattress flipping. If you have a mattress and you want it to last a long time, there are a few key things you want to know about your mattress. First of all is you want to keep it fresh and you want to keep it from harboring too much bacteria and you want to remove the dust mites from it. The way you would do that is sprinkle baking powder over your mattress and vacuum it off... both sides. Another thing you want to do to preserve your mattress and make it last longer is to flip it. A lot of people don't know how to flip their mattress, or a lot of times your mattress will actually get the shape of your body into one little crevice and it will become uncomfortable. I know with my husband and I, he weighs a lot more than I do, so sometimes it seems like his side of the bed is lower than my side of the bed almost like we're on a seesaw, and that means it's time to flip your mattress. Another way you may know it's time to flip your mattress is if you start hearing the creaking of the springs or you feel a spring in your back, or something like that. If you just move your mattress around and flip it and lay in a different position, in a different spot, your mattress will last a lot longer. It's really easy to flip a mattress, but you do need one other person to help you, so I'm just going to tell you really quick how to do it. Grab a roommate, a husband, a friend whoever and get them to help you. You know, you want to be able to lift it up. This ones a little bit heavy for me, but what you would do is you want to flip it over where this bottom side is facing up and then you want to turn it around where the head part is at the feet and then the feet part is up at the head. You've completely flipped your mattress. I would say do that every... I would say do it about four times a year, or more often if you feel uncomfortable, and your mattress will last a lot longer. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that's a little bit about mattress flipping.