Start 2022 Right: Clean Your Mattress Like An Expert!
Did you know that you should clean your mattress at least once a year? If you didn’t, don’t worry, you are not alone. Many people forget about how important mattress cleaning is. All of us spend a third of our lives sleeping on our mattresses, which means that it gets very dirty.
This is because of the dust, skin cells, fabric fibers, dead skin and bacteria which cling to the mattress surface. When you sleep at night, these particles get into your respiratory tract and may cause allergies and other health problems in the future.
Here’s how you should clean your mattress:
Deep cleaning: Deep cleaning your mattress might sound like a herculean task, but it isn't! All you need is a trusty vacuum cleaner or a brush and a few spoons of baking soda. Take your sheets off and sprinkle some baking soda on the surface of your mattress. You can add essential oil to the baking soda as well to add a fragrant touch to your deep cleaning spree. Let the powder sit on the mattress for at least an hour. It’ll absorb all the impurities and odour effectively.
After an hour, you can vacuum the baking soda for a clean, fresh-smelling mattress. You can also brush the baking soda off the mattress if you don’t want to use a vacuum cleaner.
Vomit and sweat stains: Sweat and other bodily fluids can leave some ghastly marks on your mattress. The worst part is that you can’t even throwing it in your washing machine for a good rinse. The ideal way to deal with all biological stains to use an enzyme-based cleaner like The Better Home’s Laundry detergent liquid. Take a damp cloth and add a few drops of the washing liquid and scrub the stain away gently. You can follow it up with the baking soda trick for the best results.
Blood stains: Mishaps happen during menstrual cycles and blood stains on the mattress just add up to all the stress, don’t they? Salt is your best friend if you want to remove stubborn blood stains. It’s mildly abrasive granules scrub away the stain. You can also 3% hydrogen peroxide for the job. Just spot clean the mattress and let it dry completely.