By caring for your hammock properly, you will have the opportunity to relax in it for years. Taking care of hammocks is not difficult or expensive. Remember that hammocks are designed to relax in, not to spin, stand on, twist, or rotate. If you have smaller children in the home, be sure they are supervised at all times
Amazingly, some people still think hammocks are uncomfortable. However, while hammocks may not look comfortable, once you have laid down in one, you will be hooked on the unbelievable comfort they provide. Keep in mind when shopping for hammocks that the ones that use spreader bars usually flip. The hammocks designed by Mayan are extremely stable and relaxing. You want a hammock that is flexible yet strong.
If you purchase a cotton hammock, you want to make sure you bring it in whenever it rains, snows, or on hot sunny days when it is not being used. Cotton hammocks can fade so you want to take care of them differently than you would a nylon hammock. Nylon hammocks on the other hand can withstand harsher weather and more abuse than a cotton hammock, and although they are comfortable, the cotton hammock is definitely the most comfortable choice.
When enjoying your hammock, be sure you take your shoes, belt, or anything else that could snag the threads off. Additionally, buttons can become caught in the weave of the threads and cause them to break or pull. Just take a quick inventory of your person before climbing into your hammock. If you want your pet to relax on the hammock with you, consider the length of their nails and hooks on the collar. All of these things can damage your hammock, and therefore you should give them consideration.
When your hammock is not in use, avoid letting the end-strings become tangled. This can be done by keeping the loops away from the body of the hammock by bringing both ends together and then storing the hammock by hanging by the loops. Make a knot close to the loops for the perfect way to store. When you wash your cotton hammock, you want to do the same thing.
For washing, once the hammock is ready by going through the above process, swish it around in a bucket filled with warm, mild detergent. When done washing, thoroughly rinse it and then hang the hammock so it can dry naturally. Just remember that before you put the hammock up for the season, make sure it is completely dry first. Otherwise, you could end up with a moldy hammock when springtime comes around.