How To Clean Your Mattress - Cost Effective & Sustainable
BY DAN @KitchTool - FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2023
Hey there sleepyheads, are you tired of waking up to creepy crawlies, dirt, and germs in your bed? Fear not, for we have the ultimate guide on how to clean your mattress!
First things first, gather your supplies. You'll need rubber gloves, a spray bottle, baking soda, silicone scrubbers, clothes, a bucket, a scrubbing brush, rags, laundry detergent, and a vacuum cleaner. And if you're feeling extra fancy, maybe some champagne and strawberries for the after-cleaning party.
Next, clear your bed of all distractions, including that late-night snack hidden in the side table. Changing your sheets during this process is also a great idea, so you can put fresh bedding on your freshly cleaned mattress.
Now for the fun part: deodorizing your mattress.
Sprinkle some baking soda on that bad boy and rub it in. Leave it to settle for a few hours or overnight if you have the time. You can even play some relaxing music for your mattress to enjoy during its spa treatment.
Afterward, use your vacuum to suck up all the bad stuff, from dust to skin to bacteria. Think of it like a treasure hunt for gross things. And to maintain this in a simpler way, grab a lint roller and run it over your mattress each time you change your sheets.
If you find any unsightly stains, don't panic! Spot cleaning your mattress is a great way to restore it to its full potential.
Techniques for different stains.
Blood stains: Blood stains can be stubborn to remove, but there are a few natural solutions that can help. First, try mixing a tablespoon of salt with a cup of cold water and dabbing the mixture onto the stain with a cloth. If that doesn't work, mix equal parts of baking soda and cold water to form a paste, apply it to the stain, let it dry, and then vacuum it off.
Urine stains: Urine stains can be tough to remove and can leave a bad odour. Mix equal parts of water and white vinegar, and then apply the solution to the stain with a cloth. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, and then blot it dry with a clean cloth. Repeat the process if necessary. If the odour persists, sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and leave it for a few hours before vacuuming it off.
Sweat marks: Sweat marks can be unsightly and can also leave an odour. Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water, and then apply the solution to the stain with a cloth. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, and then blot it dry with a clean cloth. Repeat the process if necessary. If the odour persists, mix equal parts of white vinegar and water, and then spray the solution onto the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then blot it dry with a clean cloth.
Bad fabric odour: If your mattress smells bad, there are a few natural remedies you can try. Sprinkle baking soda on the mattress and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it off. You can also mix equal parts of water and white vinegar and then spray the solution onto the mattress. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then blot it dry with a clean cloth. If the odour persists, you can try adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the white vinegar and water solution.
If it’s a bit of a smelly stain, try adding some freshener to the mattress, or another sprinkle of baking soda. Don't forget to flip your mattress! Give both sides some love and repeat the process to keep your mattress in its best condition. Just like flipping a pancake, but with less syrup.
Now that your mattress is fresh and clean, preserve its freshness with the right mattress protectors, including waterproof ones for those who struggle at night. And if you're feeling generous, invite your friends over for a slumber party on your newly cleaned bed.
So there you have it, folks! Follow these steps and your mattress will thank you. Say goodbye to creepy crawlies and hello to a good night's sleep.
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