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How to Remember When to Flip Your Mattress

Apparently they have a no-flip mattresses out now. My mattress, however, is one that must be flipped every three months. I don’t know about you, but a lot happens in my world in three months. So the only way for my little brain to remember to flip my mattress on time is to have a mattress flipping ceremony at the change of every season. Okay, there’s no pomp and circumstance. But it is quite an ordeal for this 5’2″ frame!

The thing is, every time I go to flip my mattress, I can’t remember if I just flipped or if I flipped and rotated the last time. So, this is my solution.

flipping a mattress

Remembering which way to flip your mattress can be easy with this little trick!

One side of the mattress has the label Spring/Winter on it and the other side has Fall/Summer. The current season goes on top at the foot of the bed. I use a post-it but you could certainly write it on the mattress with a sharpie or pen.

That’s my trick for remembering how and when to flip my mattress!

Now it’s your turn to link up and share a tip!

    • mandi@itscome2this March 31, 2010, 11:45 am

      Great tip!! I’ve also gotten half way turning & flipping & had to remember where I was headed!!!

      (and just as an fyi – I tried to follow the rules & put my blog name & title in parenthesis, but the field wasn’t long enough … I guess my blog name is too long!! I couldn’t shrink it to anything that made sense.)

      • iDreamOfClean March 31, 2010, 6:51 pm

        Ha! I’ve done the exact same thing!
        No big deal about the name….didn’t realize the field was so short! Thanks for linking!

    • Ally March 31, 2010, 4:12 pm

      Great idea!

      My mattress doesn’t flip…but I wish it did.
      I just rotate it every few months.
      .-= Ally´s last blog ..Menu Plan — 3/29 to 4/4 =-.

      • iDreamOfClean March 31, 2010, 6:53 pm

        No flipping could be seen as a blessing to some :-)

    • Bethany March 31, 2010, 5:52 pm

      Wonderful tip. it can be so hard to remember when to do it. I feel your pain, I am 5′ 4” and we have a king size bed!!

      • iDreamOfClean March 31, 2010, 7:08 pm

        Ha! Guess we should learn to ask for help :-)

    • Barb March 31, 2010, 6:43 pm

      My mattress is a pillow top, so we can only rotate it. But your ideas would really help to remember which way to flip.

    • Cathie March 31, 2010, 6:46 pm

      My mattress doesn’t flip either, but my husband keeps wanting to flip it. I think the bedroom in our tiny house is actually too small to flip our mattress anyway.

    • Shelby Michalek March 31, 2010, 8:19 pm

      I wouldn’t mind flipping my mattress except I’m currently living in an apartment that came furnished and the landlady asked that I not flip it. Not sure why, except she knew we’d only be here for 6 months (moving out in April!!) and probably just assumed I wouldn’t want to do it.
      .-= Shelby Michalek´s last blog ..Cleaning Up His Diaper D00ty =-.

    • Abbygail April 1, 2010, 2:33 pm

      Great idea! We have a pillow top so can only rotate it. But I will use this for our kids matresses. Thanks!

    • Beth April 2, 2010, 6:26 pm

      YAY I love all the organizing tips! I love yoru blog! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

      • iDreamOfClean April 2, 2010, 6:29 pm

        I’m so glad!! You are very sweet. Thank you!

    • Rona April 3, 2010, 1:20 pm

      Very smart idea!