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How to clean a mattress: no stains and a fresh smell guaranteed

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean a mattress

A mattress can be a real breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites, so it's worth not only changing the bedding regularly but also cleaning the surface thoroughly. In fact, this is not as difficult a task as it might seem at first glance.

Experts emphasize that you should clean your mattress at least once every six months. Simple life hacks will help to make sure that there is no trace of stains, and the smell of freshness will be a pleasant bonus.

Rebecca Mayes, a specialist at Harrison Spinks, noted that proper mattress care will help extend the life of your mattress. She does not advise spending money on expensive mattress cleaners or appliances. Instead, she offers cheap and effective ways to clean the bed.

Step 1

We all sweat at least a little at night. And while you can limit sweating by choosing breathable sheets and high-quality modern mattresses, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of yellow sweat stains.

An unscented dishwashing detergent or laundry detergent will help. Bleach or fabric softeners should not be used.

How to clean a mattress: no stains and a fresh smell guaranteed

Dilute the detergent with warm water and wipe the surface in a gentle circular motion. Make sure the fabric is not too wet. Memory foam mattresses do not tolerate liquids, and mold or mildew can develop on a damp bed.

Step 2

Baking soda is one of the most popular natural cleaning solutions, so you can use it to clean your mattress. Just sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the stains. The abrasive particles can neutralize unpleasant odors.

Step 3

Cleaning products need time to work. Thus, leave them on for a few hours before moving on to the last step.

Use a soft brush to rinse off any residual cleaning solution and baking soda from the surface. Once you're done, let the mattress dry completely.

Experts add that the sheets should be changed weekly, while pillows and blankets should be changed every few months to keep your entire bed fresh.

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