Monthly Archives: July 2019

Taking Care of Your New Mattress

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After continuous tossing & turning, you’ve finally decided to purchase a new mattress. Congratulations! Now what comes next? Besides a restful night’s sleep, it’s now up to you to invest in proper care of your mattress so it lasts the 7-10 years it should and to prevent damage not covered by the warranty. Here are a few tips on proper maintenance and cleaning that will help you achieve that goal.

First things first, you need to make sure you have the proper foundation for your mattress. Improperly setting up your mattress can not only void your warranty but can also create unnecessary sagging/dipping which will lead to problems further down the line. Damaging the integrity of your new mattress is the last thing you want to do, so be sure to do this all important step!

Sometimes when you purchase a new mattress, you might notice an odor when you first get it home (think along the lines of a very strong “new” smell). It’s normal and nothing to worry about, as well as easily remedied. Leaving the mattress and it’s foundation bare in a well-ventilated room for a day or so will help.

Now that your mattress is home, ventilated, and properly set up, it’s time to look at the long-term. This is where regularly cleaning your mattress comes in. Each time you wash your sheets (recommended every couple of weeks) also vacuum up any dust/pet fur/hair on your mattress with a hand-held vacuum attachment. And if you spill anything on your mattress, you should follow the instructions on the mattress tag (although generally, spot cleaning with soap and warm water is acceptable – just let the area dry completely before putting the sheets back on). Using a mattress protector will assist in your maintenance upkeep greatly as it will, well, protect your mattress from spills and dust.

You’ve heard the adage that you should regularly flip your mattress, and it’s true – with some caveats. For new mattresses, simply rotate end-to-end for the first few months. After that you can do so seasonally. But why should you rotate and flip your mattress in the first place? When we do things like sitting down on the end of the bed to put on shoes, the repetitive motion can wear on that specific area quickly. Distributing the spot you sleep and sit on can help keep your mattress extra comfortable for longer. Another helpful tip? Flip your foundation occasionally as well! This way you’re distributing the weight so there’s less sagging and dipping.

Following these tips will help ensure that your new mattress will last as long as possible. It will also enable you to get the best night’s sleep possible for the maximum amount of time. If you’ve been on the hunt for a new mattress but haven’t yet found the perfect one, drop by Suburban Furniture and we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you!

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This Summer Give Back!

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Here at Suburban, we like to give back to our community whenever we can. That’s why this July we’re hosting a food drive with all donations going to Roxbury Social Services in Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna, NJ. Roxbury Social Services provides Roxbury Township residents with necessary services and info based on individual needs. They also handle emergency situations in their community.

Here’s how you can help. We’ll be accepting non-perishable, non-expired donations of food and toiletry items the entire month of July. Some of the items needed are baby diapers (size large, only); baby wipes; large bottles of juice and juice boxes; canned fruit; coffee; tea; oatmeal-canister and instant packets; paper towels; toilet paper; tissues; napkins; mayo; mustard; ketchup; and oil. If you’re able to contribute any of these items (or any other non-perishable, non-expired items), they and we would be entirely grateful. Drop off is at our store, any time during regular business hours.

So, please, come by Suburban Furniture in Succasunna, NJ any day during the month of July, between the hours of 10AM & 9PM Monday-Friday, 10AM & 8PM Saturday, or noon & 5PM Sunday with your donations. We’re eager to see you and THANK YOU!