How to Clean & Freshen Mattresses
When it comes to mattresses, we often think of them as being something that we can just leave for long periods of time without having to worry about them. However, this is not the case. Over time, mattresses can become dirty and full of dust, which can lead to allergies and other health problems. In order to keep your mattress clean and fresh, there are a few things that you can do.
Use A Mattress Pad or Protector
This will help keep your mattress clean and will also add an extra layer of comfort.
Use Baking Soda: Baking soda is a great way to remove odors from your mattress. Simply sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the mattress and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Then, vacuum it up.
Spot Clean Stains: If you have any stains on your mattress, be sure to spot-clean them as soon as possible. Use a mild detergent and a damp cloth to remove any stains. Be sure to spot-test the detergent on a small area of the mattress first to ensure it doesn’t damage the fabric.
Flip or Rotate Your Mattress: This will help to prevent body impressions from forming in your mattress. It’s best to do this every few months.
Enjoy a Fresh Mattress: By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a clean and fresh mattress for many years to come.
Keep reading to receive more details on each of these tips and more about cleaning and freshening your mattresses.
Rotate Your Mattress
If you have a mattress with a pillow top, you need to rotate it every few months to prevent permanent body impressions from forming. For other types of mattresses, you should rotate it every six months. To rotate your mattress, simply flip it over so that the other side is now on top. You can also rotate it 180 degrees so that the head of the bed is now at the foot.
Vacuum Your Mattress
Start by vacuuming your mattress with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. If you don’t have an upholstery attachment, you can use a brush attachment, but be gentle so you don’t damage the fabric. Vacuuming will help remove any dust, dirt, and hair that has accumulated on the surface of your mattress.
How To Remove Stains From Your Mattress
It’s inevitable. No matter how clean you are, how often you change your sheets, or how much you vacuum, your mattress is going to get stained. Spills happen, accidents happen and sometimes, life just happens. The good news is that there are ways to clean your mattress and remove those stains – no matter how set in they may be.
Here are a few tips on how to clean your mattress and get rid of those pesky stains:
- First, identify the type of stain you’re dealing with. Is it a spill? A bodily fluid? Something else? Once you know what kind of stain you’re up against, you can choose the best method of removal.
- If the stain is fresh, the best thing to do is to blot it with a clean, dry cloth. This will help to remove as much of the offending substance as possible.
- If the stain is more set in, you may need to use a little bit of water. Be sure to use as little as possible, as too much water can damage your mattress. Blot the stain with a damp cloth, using circular motions.
- Once you’ve removed as much of the stain as possible, it’s time to treat it. There are a number of different products on the market that are designed specifically for removing stains from mattresses. Follow the directions on the package, and be sure.
Follow These 6 Steps To Freshen Your Mattress
Strip the bed and launder all of the bedding. Be sure to use hot water and a good detergent to kill any dust mites that might be present.
Vacuum the mattress, using the upholstery attachment.
Spot-clean any stains with a mild soap and water solution
If your mattress is looking a little flat, you can fluff it up by placing it on its side and giving it a good few thumps.
Allow the mattress to air out in a sunny spot for a few hours.
Make your bed with fresh, clean sheets, and enjoy a good night’s sleep!
Okay, I told you that you’d receive quick and easy tips to clean and freshen your mattress. Upon reflection, I wouldn’t call this “quick” or “easy,” but if you do the work you will most certainly have a clean and refreshed mattress.
My advice? Consider getting help. Here’s why…
Professional cleaners are better at cleaning than you are. They have access to the best products and equipment, they know how to use them properly. When it comes down to it, hiring a professional cleaner can make your life easier and healthier.