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Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

Cleaning your mattress doesn’t need to be a struggle.

Cleaning your mattress doesn’t need to be a struggle. In fact, the more often you clean it, the easier it is to keep clean. One of the biggest reasons to have a mattress topper and a fitted sheet is to protect the surface of your actual mattress. A third of your life is going to be spent asleep, so it should be as comfy as possible!

Use the Vacuum

One easy solution is to use the vacuum cleaner. This can pick up crumbs from the snacks that you eat in bed and any other bits of debris that tends to build up there where you won’t always notice them. It will also get rid of dust mites, stray hairs, and dead skin. Just be sure to use the right nozzle to get enough suction, because you don’t want to run the vacuum only to see it hasn’t made a difference! During a deep clean, the vacuum should be your go-to item, especially when you plan on changing the bed linens!

Clean Up Stains

You’ve also got to clean up any stains you can find. Spot cleaning any stains will stop them from setting and becoming a permanent feature of your mattress. To do this, you will need a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and some liquid dish soap. Then you need to use an old toothbrush to spread it around on the stain. Use a damp cloth to wipe up the suds and make sure they can’t add to the mess. Any biological stains that form will call for enzyme cleaners which can do a much better job of dealing with these stains. 

Use Steam

Another solution is to use steam on the mattress. Steam is more effective than you might think, especially since it might not do the best job on your carpets. Still, it’s better than nothing! You can get rid of stains and banish the bad odors that they often cause. Even so, you don’t want to soak your mattress. If you get it too wet, you’ll have to wait even longer for it to dry off, and during this time, mold and mildew can start forming. 


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