It’s important to keep your mattress clean in order to extend its lifespan, limit allergens and irritants that could negatively affect your health, and make your time sleeping generally more pleasant.
Here is the best way to clean your dirty mattress:
Things You Need To Clean Your Mattress:
- A vacuum cleaner
- Dish soap or all-purpose cleaner
- Baking soda
- Microfiber cloths
- Cold water
The first thing you want to do is strip the mattress and put the bedclothes in the laundry. Use a hot cycle in order to remove pesky dust mites.
Next, vacuum your mattress using an upholstery attachment. This will remove mites, dust, dry skin, and other dirt and debris. Make sure to check all the seams and folds in your mattress and give them an extra thorough vacuuming to get rid of all the dirt.
If there are any stains on the mattress, now is the time to clean them. Use plain dish soap and cold water, or a specialist enzyme cleaner. Only spot clean, and take care not to saturate the mattress. Check your mattress type before applying a cleaner.
Once you’ve checked that you’re using the right cleaner, moisten a microfiber cloth with the solution and use that to dab the stain until it lifts. You can add a little cold water to the cloth to help blot stubborn stains.
To break down sweat stains and remove odors from your mattress, sprinkle it with a layer of baking soda, and leave for several hours, or even overnight. This will help absorb any remaining dirt. If the sun is shining, leave the curtains open and try to get as much light as possible on the mattress. The UV rays in sunlight can help destroy bacteria.
Finally, remove the baking soda by vacuuming the mattress again.