How frequently do you even think about cleaning your mattress? Perhaps you’ve bought a used mattress, and that’s got you worried about its hygiene. Maybe you’ve bought a new mattress and want to keep it fresh and clean from the start.
The normal person spends about 7 hours a day sleeping. During their sleep sweat, lotions, oils, and dust mites can accumulate on your mattress, which allows bacteria to rankle. Your mattress is used every single day, so it’s normal that stains and spills will happen. After an accident, the sooner you can treat a stain with an appropriate cleaner, the better.
Mattresses are huge, you can’t throw them into the washer, so which is the best way to clean them? When it’s time to clean the mattress, you might already have everything you need at your house. It is very important to keep your mattress, the place where you spend up to a third of your life clean and fresh. You can use natural techniques and simple ingredients to freshen and clean your mattress, remove stains, and leave your sleeping space enjoyably aromatic and ready to relax.
The good news is that usually, you can clean your mattress and make it look new again.
Follow the steps below on how to get rid of smells and marks. This is a simple guide to deep clean your mattress with common everyday ingredients, for example:
- Baking soda
- Liquid dish soap
- Laundry detergent
- Lemon juice and salt
You’ll also need some clean towels and a dry/wet vacuumed, plus a stiffened brush to scrub out tough mattress stains.
- Wash the Sheets
The first step to cleaning your mattress is to strip down the bed, including the mattress protector if you use one. Be careful to read the directions provided by the manufacturer. Use the hottest water possible to kill any microorganisms or dust mites on the sheets.
- Vacuum the Mattress
Next, using the tube attachment, vacuum all surfaces on your mattress to remove any loose remains. Go over the entire mattress surface, including the sides and underside.
- Deodorize the Mattress
Sprinkle a small layer of baking soda on the mattress. Baking soda is used for freshening up your mattress. It successfully absorbs moisture and smells. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently apply the baking soda to the mattress. Leave the mattress. The longer you can leave the baking soda on the mattress, the better. Leave it for at least 30 minutes. Several hours or even during the night is better.
- Vacuum the Mattress again
Once the baking soda is left on the mattress long enough to do its thing, it’s time to clean it up. Go over the entire mattress exterior again, take your time to get it all, especially if you have applied it to the surface with a brush.
- Flip or rotate the Mattress
Flipping and rotating your mattress is something you should be doing regularly if you want to prolong your mattresses’ life. You should flip or rotate your mattress every three months.
If your mattress can’t be cleaned hire a mattress removal company and get rid of it.
Cleaning your mattress frequently is one of the best ways to keep it in good condition. The less time the stains have to set on the surface, the easier it will be for you to clean it.