The thought of a cozy bed helps us get through a rough day at work. Honestly, a comfortable mattress might be the biggest blessing. But, a mattress could be the dirtiest place if it is not cleaned. A dirty mattress could be your worst enemy as it can promote allergies and other illnesses. Mattress contains dead skin, bedbugs, dust, and other allergenic particles that aid illnesses. (Quite terrifying! But relax) Here are 5 easy steps to clean a mattress. So, clean away the mattress and the doubts and slide in the bed for a peaceful doze!
REMOVING AND WASHING THE BED COVERS AND BED SHEETS
To clean the mattress, first, remove all the bed covers and sheets from the mattress and drop them in the laundry. Now wash the bed covers with an antibacterial detergent. Later on, give the sheets a thorough dive in fabric softener and voila! Clean, fragrant, soft sheets are ready to be spread!
STEP 2: DUST AND PARTICLES? VACCUM TO THE RESCUE!
The second step of the mattress cleaning mission is to fight those dirty, allergenic particles in the mattress. A vacuum cleaner provides ideal services when it comes to sucking and disposing allergens from the mattress. Be experimental! Use those different vacuum fittings to reach every nook and corner of your mattress. NONE SHALL ESCAPE!
STEP 3: NaHCO₃ - THE VERSATILE BAKING SODA
Odors? Strange fumes? baking soda and chill. That’s right! Baking soda is just an over the shelf component that does wonders, I repeat wonders to the mattress. It fights the bad odors and fumes and gives a pleasant feel to the mattress. Just generally sprinkle baking soda all over the smelly mattress. In no time the mattress will be odor-free. Easy-breezy!
STEP 4: MATTRESS STAINS? SAY NO MORE!
Mattress stains are tough and teasing. Those ugly stains steal grace from the mattress and hence the mattress looks dull, old, and dirty. But there’s finally a very handy solution to get rid of those stubborn mattress stains. Take 2 parts of water and 1 part of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. After that, mix well and spray over the stains. Now, let sit for some time and them scrub off with dish soap and sponge.
ALTERNATE: If rubbing alcohol is not readily available, bleach can be used as a substitute for removing stains.
STEP 5: REARRANGING AND DEODORIZING
After thoroughly going through the cleaning steps mentioned above, leave the mattress to dry for some time. An electric dryer can also be used to dry the mattress but using the classical method of air drying is easy. Afterward, rearrange the fresh bed covers and bed sheets over your mattress and also arrange fresh pillows over the mattress. However, don’t forget to deodorize your mattress.
FINAL STEP: After the 5 easy steps to a clean mattress, your odor-free, stain-free, dust-free, allergen-free bed is ready for you. Now, slide into your new bed and breath in the freshness. Don’t forget to lit a lavender candle for ultimate freshness.
- Use a mattress cover to protect your mattress from dirt, allergens, and stains.
- Thoroughly clean your mattress after every 30-60 days to avoid health hazards.
- Use minimum water for cleaning the mattress.
- Avoid covering a wet mattress.
- Frequently change bed sheets for freshness.