Mattress toppers are a fantastic addition to any bed, providing extra comfort and extending the life of your mattress. To make the most of your investment and ensure a comfortable night's sleep, it's essential to know how to care for your mattress topper properly. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you maintain the quality and hygiene of your topper.
Start by shaking out and fluffing your mattress topper every few weeks to maintain its loft. For some lightweight toppers, you can simply toss them into the washing machine. However, always check the care instructions on the label for specific guidance. If a mattress protector is used on top of the mattress topper, you may prolong the lifespan and easily protect your topper. Be sure to take into consideration the size, weight, and fill before you wash it. Check out our care guide on how to care for our down and down alternative items.
If your mattress topper is machine-washable, use a mild detergent and cold water for cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can damage the topper's material. For small stains, spot cleaning is an option we highly recommend using as most washing machines cannot handle large items like toppers. Use a mild detergent and a cloth to gently blot the stain, working from the outside in. Rinse thoroughly and air dry. Front-loading machines are gentler than top-loading ones. Make sure the topper fits comfortably without overloading the machine.
Hang drying is the best option, but if you must use a dryer, set it to low heat. Add tennis balls or dryer balls to prevent clumping. Avoid high heat, as it can cause damage to the topper's inner fibers.
It can be a good idea to cover your mattress topper to protect it from unwanted stains, dirt etc. If you have a mattress protector, you can use it over the mattress topper in addition to just covering the mattress. This way you can ensure extra security and protection. The mattress protector will act as a barrier against spills, dust mites, and allergens, preventing them from reaching the topper itself. Wash the protector regularly for maximum protection.
Rotate and Flip
Just like your mattress, rotate and flip your mattress topper regularly to ensure even wear. This helps maintain its shape and prolongs its lifespan. Because the topper is symmetrical on all sides, there is no harm in consistent rotation, this way the weight and wear is evenly distributed.
When not in use, store your mattress topper in a dry, well-ventilated area. Avoid tightly wrapping it in plastic, as this can trap moisture and lead to mold or mildew growth. Keep it covered and secure to avoid dust build-up and prevent potential allergens for the next use.
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