Don’t you think your mattress is a significant investment? If so, always make sure to keep it durable and long-lasting. If you don’t focus, mattresses can harbor dirt, dead skin, dust mites, and other debris. That is why regular cleaning of a mattress is a must—particularly if you are an allergic patient. This is the only way to enhance the lifespan of your mattress. Fortunately, the cleaning process is much easier than you might think. Keep reading to know how to clean your mattress with simple and easy techniques;
- Read The Care Guide
Before starting to clean your mattress, the first and foremost step is to check the care guide. This is because every mattress type requires a different cleaning method, so you should have to be very careful regarding dos and don’ts mentioned in the guide.
- Collect Your Cleaning Supplies
Gather up certain materials to deep clean your mattress:
- Baking soda
- Lukewarm and cold water
- Dish soap or milk laundry detergent’
- A sponge or cloth
- Vacuum cleaner along with upholstery attachment
- Wash Your Pillows And Bedding
Remove mattress covers, pillowcases, and sheets and spin them in a washing machine to get rid of any dust and debris. Before washing the pillows, make sure to check the care guide.
- Air Out Your Bedding
Once after machine washing, do open your windows to let your bedding fresh. It will eliminate the odors from your mattress if any.
- Vacuum Your Mattress
Vacuum the entire surface of your mattress with an upholstery attachment, if possible. It is recommended to do this in small circular motions.
- Tackle Mattress Stains
It is not always easy to tackle the stains as soon as they occur. The easiest way to remove the stains from your mattress is to use a bar of dish soap or laundry detergent mixed with lukewarm water. Gently dab the stain with the help of a sponge or cloth to remove the stain.
Make sure to not use any harsh chemicals while deep cleaning otherwise it may affect the integrity of your mattress. Once you’ve removed the stains, let your mattress dry completely before moving further.
- Sprinkle The Entire Surface With Baking Soda
The next step you have to do is to sprinkle the entire surface of your mattress with a layer of baking soda. For better results, leave baking soda for a few hours. This will help eliminate odor from your mattress if any. Then vacuum it up thoroughly.
- Flip Over Your Mattress
Now if your mattress is double-sided, flip it over and repeat steps 5 to 7 to get both sides of your mattress cleaned. For a single-sided, just a vacuum is needed to get rid of dust.
- Cover Your Mattress
Now it’s time to protect your mattress with a mattress protector. This can help protect your mattress in the future from dust, spills, and stains.
- Put The Sheets Back On
Now that you know how to clean your mattress at home, the next step you need to do is to put the sheets back on the mattress. It will provide you with a super fresh and comfortable feel.
So there you have it… with just a few steps, you can make your mattresses durable, fresh, and long-lasting.