Mattress Cleaning 101: Cleaning & Stain Removal Tips


Do you know that mostly all of us typically perspire about half a pint of sweat every single night. That might be a gross fact, but seeing that we lie on top of our mattresses for years, it should be a top priority when it comes to house cleaning.

The issue is, once you take off your bedsheets, you are left with a mattress that has a non-removable cover.

So, you turn a blind eye to whatever nastiness might be living on top or inside the mattress itself.

You might be surprised to know that your mattress could be harbouring liquid spills, all types of stains, dirt, dust, dust mites, debris and worse – so, in short, maintaining mattress hygiene is important for many reasons, including the most obvious one – your body lying on top of it.

Instead of calling in professional cleaners, here are a few simple tips on quickly and efficiently doing your mattress cleaning.

  1. Vacuuming your Mattress

This is a crucial step in an eco-friendly home cleaning process as it eradicates the dust, debris, dead skin cells and other nasty matter that sticks to your mattress and then accumulates together over a period of time.

 Try doing this whenever you rotate the mattress, or at least once in a season. You need to use a fresh upholstery attachment after you’re done vacuuming the mattress to prevent germs from getting deposited again.

Also, do vacuum the mattress and its foundation, if you have the time.

  1. Deodorising Your Mattress

After reading the list of things that stay on your mattress, you probably want your mattress to smell fresh and clean, and not have a funny odour.

For this, you can sift baking soda all over your mattress and vacuum it off after thirty minutes. Baking soda is a very effective natural, chemical-free deodoriser. You can even add a few drops if your favourite essential oil to the baking soda before sifting it on your bed for a lovely smell later.

  1. Spot Cleaning And Stain Removal

Protein stains are the most common type of stains that occur on a mattress. Remove fresh protein stains – blood, urine, vomit, sweat and other body fluids, by using a paste of salt, water and baking soda, which you apply and leave on the affected area. Remove with a damp cloth after thirty minutes.

To avoid the stain from occurring in the first place, blot it with a cool, wet cloth and dry it up with a fresh cloth. You may also want to use only organic house cleaners so that you don’t bring chemicals to the place you sleep in. Use safe green cleaning and a little effort and you will gain from them almost immediately.

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