A mattress is a huge investment and it is your partner for one-third of your life time. So, it is essential to maintain it in perfect condition by cleaning it frequently from dust, stains and mites. If not, it may affect the durability of your mattress and also make you prone to allergies and other health issues. But most people don’t care about cleaning their mattress and stops with cleaning only the bed linen. They either imagine mattress cleaning to be a herculean task and skip it or consider it an insignificant job. Here are a few simple steps in which you can keep your mattress clean and tidy for a longer period.
Wash the bedding accessories
Remove the bed sheets, pillow covers, blankets, and mattress covers and spin them in the washing machine at least once or twice in a month. Washing all these accessories in hot water will help eliminate any dust mites and bugs. Depending on the material, you can wash the pillows as well
Use a vacuum cleaner
Free your mattress surface from dust, hairs and mites using a vacuum cleaner and clean the entire mattress, including the sides. Pay special consideration to joints, splits and crevices to empty any hidden dust or bugs.
Get a stain remover
After removing the dust and hair, the next challenge is to remove the stains from food remains, sweat, colours or some other matter from your mattress. This is more difficult than removing the dust particles. It is important not to apply water or cleaning liquids directly on to the mattress, as it may damage the mattress. Especially beds like memory foam are not supposed to get wet. Instead, you can do spot cleaning using a stain remover. Spray the liquid onto a clean piece of cloth and then blot the stained area gently with the cloth. After that, you can apply normal water to a separate clean cloth and continue blotting until the stain is gone completely.
Sprinkle baking soda
Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the whole mattress and leave as such for a few hours or even a full day. Baking soda helps to break down the acid and absorb residual moisture and odour. The longer you leave baking soda on the mattress surface, the better result it will produce!
Sunlight and fresh air are natural cleansers that keep away the bugs and mites from invading your mattress. Open any windows in the room to let the light and sunshine in. The ultra violet rays from the sun will help kill any mould or bacteria on the mattress.
Flip the mattress
After you complete cleaning one side thoroughly, flip the mattress and repeat the whole process again on the other side, so that both sides remain equally fresh. This flipping and rotating the mattress 180 degrees at frequent intervals is also good to prevent the mattress from sagging.
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