Everyone needs a clean and fresh mattress for a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, carpets and upholstery are not the only household items that collect dust, allergens, and foul odours over time. Your mattress does the same, too. Luckily, cleaning a mattress isn't as daunting a task as it may seem; you can easily do it at home using natural remedies.
Tricks for cleaning a mattress deeply
This section will explore practical tips for deep cleaning a mattress.
Memory foam mattresses require a special cleaning approach to maintain their comfort and longevity. Here are some helpful tips on how to clean memory foam mattresses.
Avoid hard cleaning products: They can damage your memory foam material.
Spot cleaning: Lightly dampen the stain with a solution made from half dish soap and half water, or use a spray bottle filled with diluted white vinegar. Gently scrub the stain without soaking the mattress.
Dry it out: Memory foam mattresses take longer to dry.
Follow the manufacturer's guidelines: Always check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions.
Check dry clean recommendations: Some memory foam mattresses' covers recommend not dry cleaning.
Here's how you can clean a mattress topper:
Vacuum: Start by vacuuming your mattress topper to eliminate dust, mites, and crumbs.
Spot treatment: Use a mild detergent and water to treat any specific stained areas.
Gentle washing: Use a gentle cycle with cold water if the mattress topper is machine washable.
Dry naturally: Allow your mattress topper to air dry completely before replacing it on your bed.
Avoid folding: Folding a mattress topper for storage can damage the internal components and shorten its lifespan.
Learn more about mattress cleaning at home with natural remedies in this section.
Baking soda has an uncanny ability to break down acids and absorb any leftover liquids and odours. It is a natural deodoriser, so it can easily remove odour without damaging fabric or surfaces:
Mix and spread: Mix 1 cup of baking soda with a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Leave it on: Let the baking soda linger for a while.
Vacuum: Vacuum off the baking soda from the mattress, cleaning it thoroughly.
Repeat if necessary
Cleaning a mattress with white vinegar is another excellent way to do it:
Prepare the solution: Create a cleaning solution by mixing a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Spray the stains
Blot it out: Use a clean cloth to blot the area, repeating until the stain has gone.
Rinse and dry: Lightly rinse off the vinegar solution using another damp cloth. You don't want to make the mattress too wet. Allow your mattress to dry thoroughly.
Deodorize: If you want to go an extra step, sprinkle baking soda over the cleaned area, wait for about an hour, and then vacuum it up.
Regular and thorough cleaning of your mattress is crucial for a comfortable and healthy sleep environment. While commercial cleaning products have their place, natural remedies like baking soda and vinegar are highly effective, safe, and inexpensive alternatives. Whether you're deep-cleaning memory foam mattresses or mattress toppers (or dealing with a stubborn stain), these methods are gentle on your mattresses while leaving them fresh and odour-free.
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