Summary: Mattresses become gross over time. Freshen them up with these easy-to-follow tips.
As you already know, over time mattresses envelop an insurmountable amount of dust mites, dead skin cells, and stains. Despite linens and mattress pads to assist you in keeping them clean, you’ll need to periodically clean it. Here are some tips that will help you keep your mattress fresh and ready for use.
Vacuum Your Mattress
Remove your mattress cover and use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the dirt, pet hair, and dust that’s accumulated over the months, if not years. Make sure you leave no spot uncovered as this is the first crucial step in your cleaning process.
Cleaning and Treating Stains
Depending on the type of stain you’re dealing with, you have a wide array of options to choose from. One simple concoction helps with removing stains that have chemically bonded to the fabric. Combine hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, and baking soda. Mix them all into a spray bottle and treat the stained area. You can then blot or rub it with a clean rag.
Once your stains have been effectively removed, sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over the entire surface of the mattress and let it sit for a couple of hours. By doing this, you’re essentially absorbing any excess liquid from the stain removal process, while leaving your mattress smelling fresh and clean.
Let it Air Out
After performing both your spot clean and vacuum session, you’ll want to let your mattress air out for a bit. Give it some UV light and fresh air, if you can, but this isn’t a mandatory step. Rather, it’s a complimentary step in the entire process.