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Have you put a mattress pad on a mattress lately? Did you find it difficult?

Asked by jca (35989points) February 17th, 2016

I was reminded of this question when viewing the most recent question about purchasing a mattress.

I have a thick mattress, the kind that is very popular now. I have a mattress pad that has very elasticized sides so when it’s not on a mattress, it’s like an elastic ball. For one person to put it on the mattress, when you stretch it over one corner, the other corner will pop up. It’s almost comical.

It’s very difficult to put on the mattress. It’s like a wrestling match.

Have you put a mattress pad on a mattress lately? Did you find it difficult?

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JLeslie's avatar

Mine balls up a little, but I much prefer that to other that just have a strap like thingy at the corners and the mattress pad just was a rectangle/square that sat on stop of the mattress.

How often do you wash the mattress cover? I only do it about 3 or 4 times a year. Is that awful? For years I didn’t even have a cover, so I figure washing it is way ahead of having a mattress for ten years that never gets washed.

jca's avatar

@JLeslie: I probably wash it about 4 times a year. I try not to put it in the dryer but it’s still a ball when it’s not on the mattress.

Mariah's avatar

We just got one a bit ago, but ours just attaches using a little elastic strap on all four corners, so it was easy. The hard part now is getting the fitted sheet to stay on with the added height that the pad gives to the mattress. It pops off my side almost every night.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Oh, yes. I wash my mattress pad 1X per month (I have this thing about sleeping in a really clean bed), and it’s always a tangle, wrestle, and struggle to get it back on.

I learned, though, not to get frustrated and tug too hard. The elasticized sides might tear.

Strauss's avatar

Funny, at first glance, I thought the question asked if you peed on your mattress lately!

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Yes, I washed mine Tuesday.

Kardamom's avatar

Mine doesn’t quite fit, because I have a fairly thick mattress and a memory foam egg crate pad on top of that. It’s a pain in the neck to get it back on there evenly after I wash it.

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