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Save money by cleaning your mattress

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Your mattress is like the sofa of your bedroom.

Since we spend about a third of our life sleeping, its no wonder we have to shell out some cash for a good mattress.

According to the review site "Sleep like the Dead," the average price of mattresses can range from a couple hundred bucks to a few thousand.

In order to protect your investment, you should give your mattress a good cleaning

The experts at Consumer Reports say to start with a vacuum, use the upholstery attachment and make sure you get all the seams and crevices.

Check for stains and spot treat if you need to, then, deodorize!

Sprinkle baking soda all over the top. Be generous and empty the box, try to let the baking soda sit for 24 hours. Then vacuum up the baking soda.

You can sleep more easily, knowing your mattress and the money you spent on it are protected.

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Gary HarperGary Harper is the senior consumer and investigative reporter for 3 On Your Side at KTVK-TV.

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With more than 20 years of television experience, Gary has established himself as a leader in the industry when it comes to assisting viewers and resolving their consumer-related issues. His passion and enthusiasm have helped him earn an Emmy for Best Consumer Reporter from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s also garnered several Emmy nominations

He has negotiated resolutions with companies of all sizes, including some of the biggest corporations in the nation.

Gary has successfully recouped more than $1 million for viewers around the state, making 3 On Your Side one of the most popular segments on KTVK and the station's Web site.

He's best known for investigating and confronting unscrupulous contractors. In fact, many of his news reports have led to police investigations and jail time for those who were caught. Viewers, as well as the companies and people he investigates, regard him as consistently being thorough and fair.

Gary has been with KTVK-TV since 1997. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix, he worked for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was as an anchor and reporter.

Gary is from Chicago, but launched his television career in Lubbock, Texas, after earning a broadcast journalism degree from Texas Tech University. Following his graduation, he was quickly hired by KLBK-TV in Lubbock, where he enterprised and broke numerous exclusive reports. His aggressive reporting in Texas helped garner him Best Reporter by the Associated Press.

Gary has been married since 1994 and is the proud father of two sons. When he's not helping viewers, Gary is busy catching up on his favorite college and professional football teams as well as cheering on his beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders.

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