Did you know that your mattress accumulates dirt over time? You might not see it, but it’s there. The build-up of dead skin cells, sweat, grime, and dust are all on your mattress. If you think that your mattress cover is protecting it, think again. Bits of these components can easily seep through your bed making it their permanent home.
Back then, you could flip your mattress over. It was a conventional wisdom for people to turn it every year so that it has the opportunity clean itself. But today, mattresses can’t be set turned because they are designed with a top and bottom. A good rule of thumb, clean your mattress twice a year to ensure quality.
Step One: Clear your beddings and toss them into the wash. Remove difficult stains with a top-rated detergent and use the hottest water setting to zap away critters.
Step Two: Using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum, run it on the surface of your mattress. You want to pay close attention to crevices and seams where dust, dirt, and other icky stuff is collected.
Step Three: When you’re done vacuuming, treat the stains with a spot cleaner. For bodily fluids, pet odor removers will do the job. If this is not what you want, try 1 teaspoon of detergent and one cup of hot water.
Step Four: Deodorize your bed with baking soda. Generously sprinkle it over the entire mattress. If this is your first time cleaning it, don’t be afraid to put a large amount to freshen up the bed. For optimal results, leave the baking soda overnight.
Step Five: When the baking soda freshens up the mattress, vacuum the mattress once again. Invest in a mattress cover that is used as a barrier against moisture and other debris.