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Spring Clean your Bedding

  • A survey found 40% of Brits are unaware that mattresses need to be cleaned regularly and 22% had never attempted to clean one [1]
  • As the temperatures start to increase, this makes it the perfect time to deep clean your mattresses
  • British Wool and Woolroom reveal top tips to keep mattresses hygienic and how to trace products all the way back to the farmer using British Wool ID

Spring has finally sprung, making it the perfect weather for spring cleaning mattresses and filled bedding.

A recent survey found that mattresses is one area of the bedroom many forget to clean. 40% unaware that they needed to in the first place and almost a quarter of people had never even attempted to clean one.

Whilst cleaning a mattress may not sound the most glamourous way to spend a sunny weekend. It’s important to maintain sleep quality and hygiene, and your body will thank you for it later.

Here British Wool and Woolroom shares their top tips on caring for mattresses and filled bedding to prolong their lifespan and create a hygienic sleep environment.

  1. When to clean mattresses and duvets

One of the main benefits of wool duvets and mattresses is its self-cleaning properties. Wool is well-known for its ability to remain dry and clean. Cleverly absorbing moisture and making it difficult for any bacteria or fungus to set up camp. This means you only need to deep clean Woolroom products every 6-12 months to maintain a hygienic sleep environment. Compared to other duvets and mattresses which need to be cleaned more often.

  1. How to deep clean a mattress

As a general rule, you should avoid using common mattress cleaning products. As the majority of these contain bleaches or peroxides that may compromise the quality of a mattress. Instead, try mixing together some baking soda, white vinegar and warm water and dab away any marks or stains with a cloth. Try adding a few drops of natural lemon, lavender or tea tree oil to keep it smelling fresh.

  1. How to clean filled bedding

Woolroom washable wool duvets can be machine washed to remove any stains on the cotton outers. But with wool, you only need to wash it every 6-12 months. Its naturally hygienic qualities mean that it remains clean and dry, and able to wick moisture away from the body as you sleep compared to pure cotton or duck down duvets.

  1. Removing pet hairs and crumbs from mattresses

Use a soft brush with light motions to remove unwanted pet hairs and crumbs to avoid disturbing the mattress filling. Most mattresses can be hoovered using the upholstery attachment. But we wouldn’t recommend this for wool as the loose fillings get pulled out of place – removing any comfort or support.

  1. Thoroughly dry mattresses and filled bedding

For mattresses, simply take it outside and let it air dry to maximise exposure to air circulation for around 24 hours before you use it again. This will ensure the mattress is completely dry and the spring air will give it a new lease of life.

When it comes to filled bedding, the first thing to remember is to never tumble dry it. It should always be hung out to dry naturally on the washing line so the fillings aren’t disturbed or compromised.

To find the perfect mattresses and filled bedding to keep your cool in summer and warm in winter whilst maintaining naturally hygienic properties, shop the collection by visiting the Woolroom website.

Woolroom has also recently joined the British Wool traceable wool scheme which allows consumers to fully understand where the wool in the products they are purchasing is from. It also gives them peace of mind that the producer has received a premium payment for their wool.

Customers will be able to trace their purchases all the way back to the farmer through Wool ID branding and innovative QR codes on the finished products.

For more information on Woolroom’s Wool ID programme visit www.thewoolroom.com/wool-id/

For more information on British Wool’s traceable wool scheme visit https://www.britishwool.org.uk/traceable-wool

References

[1] https://www.realhomes.com/news/experts-reveal-many-forget-mattress-cleaning