AD – Do you clean your home often? Do you want everything in there to be clean, fresh, smell good? Are you sure you are doing everything right? Did you say yes? Well, I bet you are forgetting something of great importance that is actually one of the dirtiest things in your property – your mattress. Have you ever even thought about cleaning it?
How dirty your mattress really is?
Sadly, probably way too dirty, especially if you have never taken care of it. You are probably asking millions of question like how can it get so dirty? Well, let me tell you – not only is your mattress a magnet to dirt, dust, bacteria, and germs that go and linger deep in the mattress but there is also sweat, dead skin cells, other body liquids, etc. that stick to it very easily. I mean think about it – you spend so much of your time on your bed – it’s normal to get dirty.
What about the sheets?
Your sheets won’t do any good in protecting the mattress. Yes, they may catch some of the bacteria and dirt, and prevent it from going into the mattress but there are too many unwanted things that go past them.
I can offer you two different ways for you to have a good night sleep in a deep cleaned bed that is germ-free. The first one is far easier and you actually won’t have to do any of the cleanings.
- Call a cleaning company
Just like your carpets, all of your upholstery can be easily deep cleaned by professionals (and the results will be better). Monster Cleaning (based in London) recommend your mattress to be professionally steamed every six months for the maximum results. Yes, they use steam – the most efficient cleaning method in my opinion. It’s quite cheap, you won’t do any of the work and guess what – you know you don’t have to worry about it in the next 6 months.
- Do it yourself
Now, I want to add a little disclaimer – even if you do it yourself method will remove the unwanted things it can’t remove all of it, meaning it’s not that deep of a clean. The 6 months period doesn’t work here. You will need to do the following steps more often.
Let’s get started.
- Grab your vacuum
You want to vacuum your mattress. This will remove everything on the surface like pet hairs, crumbs, dust.
- Locate stains and treat them
A stain you probably have on your mattress is a sweat stain. It’s probably old which means you will have a harder time removing it because it has set in with the fabric. But that does not mean it’s impossible. Here is what you need:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Liquid dish soap
- Baking soda
- A spray bottle
- A cloth
Mix everything in the spray bottle, spray the stain and start rubbing with the cloth.
Another thing you can do is mix lemon juice and salt and make a paste. Then apply to the stain, let it sit there for 40-60 minutes and wipe.
- Grab some baking soda
Now once you have cleaned the stains you would want to sprinkle some baking soda on your mattress and let it sit for a couple of hours. The baking soda will absorb any liquids and bad odors. Finish with vacuuming.
- Leave your mattress outside
Let it sit for a while in the fresh air and in the sun. This will naturally eliminate any bacteria left – so if you have a possibility to leave it outside – do it.
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.