A good mattress will give you around 8 years of wear if it is looked after. After investing in such an important item for your home and your health, it really is worth doing your best to keep it in tip-top condition.
Unwrap your mattress as soon as you get it home. Leaving a mattress wrapped for too long can eventually lead to mould and rot. Unwrapping also gives a chance for the mattress to be aired to get rid of the chemical smell that most new mattresses have. This smell will disappear after the mattress has been aired for a few days.
Always check any washing instructions on the mattress before you start but the following tips should help to clean a variety of stains from mattresses: