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How Often Should You Clean Each Part of Your Bed?

Your Bed Cleaning Schedule

If you’re getting the recommended average of eight hours of shuteye each night, you spend nearly 1/3 of your life in bed. Unfortunately, you’re not the only thing enjoying the cozy space. Over time, your bed collects dead skin, sweat, dust, dirt, and even tiny insects. These things can make you feel sick, causing irritated eyes, a runny or itchy nose, sore throat, breathing problems, skin rash, and asthma symptoms. Fortunately, you can take back your space by properly caring for the different components of your bed and cleaning them on a regular schedule. Learn how often you should clean each part of your bed.

How Often Should You Clean Each Part of Your Bed?

  • Sheets and pillowcases: Every 1-2 weeks. If you sleep in your bed every night, you should clean your sheets once a week. You can extend it to once every other week if you don’t spend every night snoozing there. Consider cleaning them more often if you share the space with pets and during the summertime when you might sweat more.
  • Comforters and blankets: Every 2-3 months. If you have the barrier of a sheet in between you and your main comforter or blanket, you can stretch out this cleaning to once every few months. You might want to clean them sooner if you or your pet comes into direct contact with the fabric often.
  • Pillows (if washable): Every 4-6 months. Even with the protective layer of your pillowcase, your pillows can still harbor dead skin cells, sweat, dust, and insects that can also infiltrate your mattress. Check the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning your pillows, and aim to clean them at least once every four to six months.
  • Mattresses: Every six months. As a general rule of thumb, you should clean your mattress every six months. You might want to consider doing so sooner if you have a child who has had multiple accidents or if you are finding yourself frequently waking up with cold-like symptoms. Each mattress has different care instructions, so you should see what the manufacturer recommends before DIYing this task. This is also a great time to rotate your mattress to keep the sleeping surface even. Not only does this schedule help keep your space healthy, but it also helps extend the lifetime of this investment.

Get Your Mattresses Cleaned with Help from JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care

Your mattress requires special care, and it’s not nearly as easy as cleaning the other components that make up your bed. The Veterans and Military family members at JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care know just how to clean your mattress so you can feel confident your family has a safe sleeping space. When you call us, you can expect transparent pricing and on-time and respectful service. Contact us today to schedule your mattress cleaning.