3 Easy ways of cleaning a mattress

Before getting into the nitty-gritties of ‘mattress cleaning’, please do understand this. If you want to protect your mattress from stains, use a bed sheet or bed cover or mattress protector or some kind of cloth to cover it.

It’s as simple as that. By doing so, the physical appearance of the mattress at least, will be visually pleasing. A mattress with stains is as ugly and unappealing a sight as dirty clothing.

But of course, that’s not enough. Cleaning a mattress sounds like a very straightforward chore but let’s face it, it’s not. It’s a little more attention-seeking and time-consuming.

Easy ways to clean a mattress

You can clean a mattress in a number of ways. But the real question is, what method to use and when? With the object of shedding some light on different ways of cleaning a mattress while also trying to guide you when to use which method, given below is the appropriate content.

Various methods to clean your mattress:

Vacuum (To get rid of foreign bodies like dust mites, bed bugs etc): Why? You vacuum the mattress to get rid of all kinds of unwanted foreign bodies like; dust mites, bed bugs, etc. Yes, you might argue that you have a mattress that claims to be ‘allergen proof’, ‘bed-bug proof’ and what not but at the end of the day, these mattresses too, can be susceptible to these contaminants. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry and hence, vacuuming is an important step.

Enzyme cleaner/mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap (To get rid of stains): We understand that sometimes even though the mattress is adequately covered by multiple layers of fabric, a stain still appears on the mattress.

This is a very common problem that many people face. To this problem, there is a simple solution. Make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish soap in a ratio of 2:1, apply it to the stained spot and voila! A stain-free mattress.

Apart from this solution, there’s another popular and effective alternative. Instead of making the above mixture, you can use an enzyme cleaner instead.

Dip a cloth with some enzyme cleaner and keep it pressed on the stained spot for 15 minutes or so. Generally, that does the trick.

Mixture of baking soda with some kind of oil (To give the mattress a fresh smell): Foul odour is simply unpleasant. To do away with foul odour, there’s a very simple remedy. Mix a little bit of your favourite oil with some baking powder and sprinkle it all over your mattress.

Let it dry and in about 30 minutes or so, the mattress is good to be used again.

If you got children at home then pee smell is the common thing that you observe in your mattress and there are some easy ways of removing that pee smell from mattress as well. The process is explained below

Hopefully, this article has been useful to you. It’s not the ‘A-Z’ list of ‘how to clean your mattress’. But in an attempt to make it a little bit more comprehensive, here’s another tip for you:

“Once you have cleaned the mattress using any of the methods, it’s advisable to give the mattress some time to ‘air out’. If this is avoided, moisture could get trapped within your mattress which is not a desirable outcome by any means.”

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