It can feel like keeping your home fresh is a never-ending job
No sooner have you finished one task than it's time for the next one to be done. In a series of features, we're looking at exactly what you can do to help you maximise the lifespan of your soft furnishings and household fabrics.
One area where this does apply is your soft furnishings and household fabrics. So when it comes down to it, what exactly should you be considering, before you make a purchase? Well, this guide, courtesy of Terry's Fabrics, explains all you could need to know about buying bedding...
Whether it's a mattress or pillow, find out what you can do to make the most of their lifespan...
A mattress normally lasts for eight years, while a bed sheet will be fine for two. In comparison, pillows and pillowcases are fine for two years, compared to the five of a down pillow. Duvets also differ - a lightweight duvet lasts for five years, while a heavy duvet will be fine for 10.
To help to maintain yours, try the following:
Daily: Make sure you fluff your pillows and get rid of any stains before they can set in.
Weekly: Change your coverings (for instance, pillowcases, bedsheets and duvet covers) to make sure your mattress remains fresh and you also lower the chances of dust mites.
Occasionally: Make sure your bedframe and centre support provide the necessary hold. This will prevent there being any unnecessary sagging. You can also flip the mattress from time to time too.