Ther’s nothing better than coming back home after a long day at work or at school and falling right on top of your soft, clean, and comfortable bed. The deal is, most people do not clean their mattresses even though they are used more than the other pieces of furniture in the house.
Taking care of your mattress won’t take much time nor much money. A little bit of time and some few materials and that’s all. So without further ado, here are 7 tips that can help you clean your mattress.
1. Freshen your bed with essential oils
Essential oils have many uses like promoting a good night sleep (chamomile and lavender essential oils are famous for it. Make sure to add the two essential oils to your mattress when cleaning it to promote better sleep. All you have to do is mix 20 drops of one of the two essential oils with two cups of baking soda, then scrub the mixture into your mattress using a brush. Let everything sit for a couple of hours, then thoroughly vacuum the mattress.
2. Remove yellowing with a simple spray
Sweating is a natural phenomenon that we all experience even when sleeping (that is the main reason behind the yellow stains you start noticing after a little while). To clean the stains, mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with a drop of dish soap and 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, then pour the blend in a spray bottle and give it a good shake for additional mixing. Once done, spray the stained area(s) and the mixture will clear everything up magically.
3. Solve a smelly mattress problem
If your mattress is producing bad odors, then spray it with white vinegar and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes so that it does its job properly, then use paper towels to blot it until moisture is nearly gone. Now sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and let it sit for a couple of hours so that it can absorb the remaining moisture. Once the time has passed, vacuum the baking soda.
4. Steam clean for the deepest clean
When you want to deep clean your mattress make sure to use the steam cleaning method because the method can sanitize your mattress’s surface. You can use a handheld, canister, or a 2-in-1 steam system to steam clean your mattress. Before getting to that part, remove the dust using your vacuum cleaner, then start going over the mattress using short steam bursts. If an area is badly stained, then pass over it multiple times until its gone.
5. Remove urine stains from a mattress
If you have small children that are not yet able to control the urination process, then you can clean the mattress using the following method:
- Mix a drop of dish soap with 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, a few drops of essential oil of your choice, and 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- Use paper towels to blot as much urine as possible
- Spray the stained area(s) with the solution you made
- let it sit for a while until it dries
- use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of excess baking soda residue.
6. Wash pillows in the washing machine
Pillows are wonderful items that can provide comfort and allow us to have a good night sleep, that is why you have to clean them regularly. To do that, put 2 pillows in the washing machine and run them through a very hot cycle, then add the usual amount of laundry detergent and half a cup of baking soda. Once done, dry them on a low heat cycle in your dryer.
7. Don’t forget to deep clean your linens
Don’t forget about linens when cleaning the mattress. Wash your comforters, quilts, duvet covers, and blankets in your washing machine (sheets and pillowcases should be put through a very hot cycle, the hottest cycle is the best). Once done, put the sheets back on your bed once they’re done getting dried to smooth out wrinkles.