How to Tighten and Refreshen Your Foam Mattress

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Does your mattress feel sad, sagging and soft? Do you wake up with an aching back and sore neck every morning? If so, it’s time to give your foam mattress the TLC it deserves. Luckily, there are some easy, inexpensive ways to “fluff up” a foam mattress so it feels like new again (and so you don’t have to pay for a new one). Just follow these steps:

Check the mattress warranty.

  • Check the mattress warranty.
  • You can find out what is covered, and what is not covered by reading through the terms of your mattress warranty. If you have questions about how to make a claim or if you need to return your mattress, your manufacturer should be able to answer them for you. Some manufacturers will send a replacement if one side of your mattress sags more than 5 inches in any spot; other companies will only replace it if both sides sag more than 5 inches in any spot. Others do not offer replacements at all! If this is how they handle their warranties, ask yourself: Is this company going to take care of me if my new foam turns out to be defective? If they don’t want me as a customer, I’m sure there must be another company who would love my business.* Check with customer service before making any claims or sending anything back.* The best way to check whether or not something qualifies under the terms of your warranty—or whether or not it’s even worth seeking one out—is by calling up customer service and asking directly: “My foam feels lumpy after one night on our new bed frame; does that mean it’s defective?” This gives them time (and space) to think about how best they can help you solve this problem without having too many questions thrown toward them at once; plus, when someone calls into a company seeking answers from their representatives instead of just reading from some kind of script themselves over email or through automated forms online anymore these days anyway!

Tip the mattress.

The first step to refreshing your mattress is to tip it.

To do this, you can use a hand truck or dolly for the heavier mattresses, or if the mattress is lighter than about 50 pounds, you can use a piece of plywood and some bricks.

The second thing you’ll want to do is tip it over onto its other side so that both sides of your foam are on top of one another. This will help ensure even distribution of freshness as well as preventing any early signs of wear-and-tear from developing in areas where one side may be weighed down more heavily than another (and vice versa). Finally, flip over again and move on!

Expose the mattress to fresh air and sunlight.

  • The best way to kill dust mites and other contaminants is by exposing the mattress to fresh air and sunlight. Open all windows and doors in your home and let air circulate for at least 24 hours. If the weather is bad, use a fan to circulate fresh air; if you have a dehumidifier, employ it as well.
  • There are other ways that you can freshen up your foam mattress without having to buy new ones. Here are some tips on how you can do it:

Vacuum the mattress with a handheld vacuum cleaner.

The first step in removing dust, lint and hair is to vacuum the mattress with a handheld vacuum cleaner. Use a small, lightweight vacuum that you can easily maneuver around the mattress. If you need to clean out crevices or corners of your mattress, use a crevice tool attachment on your handheld vacuum. For dusting off surfaces of your mattress that are hard to reach, use a dusting brush attachment on the end of your handheld vacuum.

Sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the bed.

Sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the bed.

Let the baking soda sit on the mattress for up to 24 hours.

Remove the baking soda with a handheld vacuum cleaner. If you don’t have one, just shake out as much as possible or use a broom to brush it off. You can also use an essential oil spray that repels odors (just make sure to check with your doctor first).

Let a layer of baking soda sit on top of the mattress for up to 24 hours.

The next step is to sprinkle the baking soda on top of the mattress. The baking soda is going to work as a natural deodorizer, absorbent, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

Letting a layer of baking soda sit on top of your mattress will help loosen up any smells or stains that may have been left behind from previous uses. Baking soda also absorbs moisture which helps prevent mold growth in addition to eliminating odors – two things we want our foam mattresses to do!

For 24 hours let this sit then vacuum it off so no trace remains – ready for you to fluff before use!

Remove the baking soda and deodorize with an essential oil such as lemon or lavender essential oil.

Once the baking soda has had a chance to absorb some of the odor, vacuum it out of the mattress. You can then sprinkle your mattress with an essential oil such as lemon or lavender. Let the essential oil sit for a few hours and then vacuum again. Repeat this process as necessary until you are satisfied with how clean your mattress smells and feels once again.

Mattress refreshers are easy, inexpensive and will make your foam mattress last longer.

If you want to freshen your mattress, there are some easy steps that can be taken. First, check the manufacturer’s instructions on the tag that is located on the box spring. If it says to get rid of bedbugs or parasites, follow their instructions carefully and then vacuum or steam clean both sides of the foam mattress. Next, spray an all-purpose cleaner on both sides of your foam mattress (make sure it is not a solvent). Leave it overnight so that it can soak into all areas where dust mites might exist; then wipe down with a damp cloth in the morning (this process should only take about 15 minutes). You will also want to use a soft brush after vacuuming during this cleaning process because dust mites love those little cracks and crevices where dust builds up over time – so make sure you get them out!

If you have pets in your home or are concerned about pests like bed bugs and fleas etc., then don’t worry! There are many ways to make sure these things won’t affect you while using your foam mattress:


Like with most things, the best way to take care of your bed is not to let it get dirty in the first place. If you regularly vacuum and air out your mattress, you’ll be able to skip all of the steps we’ve described in this blog except for one: sprinkle some baking soda on top! We recommend doing that once a month as part of your regular cleaning routine. It doesn’t take long, and it can make a big difference in keeping your bed clean and smelling fresh.

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