In order to get the best night’s sleep, you should regularly clean your mattress. Read on to find out the best ways to clean a mattress.
We spend around a third of our lives in bed, which means your mattress has to put up with a lot! Mattresses can harbour hair, dust, stains, dirt, and even dust mites. A mattress is something you invest in for the long-term, so to prevent it from deteriorating and becoming a health hazard you need to know how to clean a mattress. Be sure to check the wash care label before using any mattress cleaning products, and to follow any directions on the labels.
How Do You Clean a Mattress?
Hoovering your mattress on a monthly basis will help to remove dust, dead skin cells and other debris that accumulates over time. It’s important to use a clean hoover attachment, otherwise you will only transfer dirt back onto your bed. If your mattress instructions advise against hoovering, instead wipe away any debris with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
With all the sweat, dust and other nasty stuff mattresses get left with they can start to smell. To maintain a fresh, clean mattress, sift baking soda over the surface, leave for 30 minutes, and then hoover up. Baking soda is a natural deodoriser so it will help to neutralize any odours. If you favour the smell of essential oils like lavender, try adding five drops to the baking soda before you sift. You’ll be left with a lovely smelling bed for a great night’s sleep.
Want to ensure your mattress is clean? Watch this video to see how it’s done: