It’s the season when we pick up rugs, change curtains, replace quilts with light blankets.
In general, we do a good house cleaning (general) to welcome spring.
But usually, we forget to clean the bed mattress because, perhaps mistakenly, we think it is clean.
However, due to its daily use, the mattress harbors mites, dust, sweat and other residues, which is why it needs regular cleaning.
The good news is that cleaning a mattress is a lot easier than you think.
Let’s see the process step by step
Remove sheets and mattress protector
Remove sheets, pillowcases and mattress covers and wash them as you would pillows (be sure to double-check the label if you’re not sure).
Vacuum the mattress
Vacuum the entire surface of the mattress, including the sides. Pay special attention to the seams to remove any hidden dirt or dust.
Clean the mattress with a stain remover
Now it’s time to focus on any stains on the mattress. Never soak stains with water or cleaning solution. The stain remover you choose will depend on the type of stain and the type of mattress. For organic stains, look for an enzyme cleaner. Spray the cleaner onto a clean white cloth, then wipe the stained area with the cloth. After that, you can apply cold water to a different clean cloth and continue wiping until the stain is gone. The goal is to use as little product as possible. This method is ideal for stains from blood, sweat, vomit, urine.
Alternatively, you can make your own solution by mixing dish soap with water and just applying the foam to the stain. You can also make a DIY solution of equal parts cold water and hydrogen peroxide.
Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress
If you can’t get your mattress out into the sun and fresh air, baking soda is a good alternative. Sprinkle a layer all over the top of the mattress and leave it for several hours. The baking soda will break down the acid and absorb any remaining moisture or odor. The longer you can leave the baking soda on the mattress, the better it will work. Open all the windows in the room to let in light. The sun’s UV rays will really help kill any mold or bacteria on the mattress.
Once the baking soda has worked its magic, vacuum it up thoroughly.
Turn the mattress over
Now the first side is spotless, turn the mattress over and repeat the same process on the other side. It’s a good idea to turn the mattress every three months, but this rule of thumb only applies to spring mattresses because they compress over time
Protect the mattress
Now that you know how to clean a mattress, it’s time to protect it. Once it’s completely dry, cover it with a mattress protector, which will make cleaning easier in the future.
With information from architecturaldigest.com