Learn how to clean your mattress. You’ll learn how to clean common mattress stains like urine, sweat, blood, and vomit. And what natural supplies to use, how often you should clean your mattress and how to keep your mattress clean and fresh longer.
There are some household chores we tend to forget about or put off. Cleaning your mattress might be one of them. It might seem overwhelming but this tutorial will help you see how simple it really is.
How to clean your mattress
Your mattress only needs a deep clean about twice a year. This is a chore you can add to your spring cleaning and your fall cleaning schedules. There are a few things you can do weekly or even monthly to keep the dust and sweat that accumulates at bay.
Vacuum your mattress thoroughly
One of the easiest things you can do is give your mattress a thorough vacuuming. You won’t remove stains this way but you will reduce the amount of dust, sweat, and other build up that is collected from sleeping on your mattress.
Step 1: Remove the bed sheets
Remove all of the bedding including your bed cover (if you have one). Toss your sheets in the washer.
Step 2: Use a handheld attachment
The easiest way to vacuum your mattress is to use a handheld vacuum or an attachment of your vacuum.
Step 3: Thoroughly vacuum
Next starting at one side or end of the mattress give your mattress a thorough vacuum. Making sure that you get into the creases, crevices, and sides.
Cleaning your mattress with baking soda
If you notice an odor from your mattress using baking soda might be something to consider. Baking soda will easily remove stains and odors resulting in deodorizing your mattress.
To do this method lightly sprinkle baking soda over your mattress top and allow the baking soda to sit for at least an hour. This will give enough time to absorb moisture, stains, and odors.
You’ll want to follow up with a thorough vacuuming which you’ll follow the same steps as above.
Removing mattress stains
If sprinkling baking soda over the stain didn’t work, there are other ways to remove stains from mattresses.
Natural mattress stain remover mixture for urine and sweat:
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 2-3 drops of dish soap
Stir this mixture until the baking soda dissolves then add this mixture to a spray bottle.
To treat the area spray the stained area, allowing the solution to soak into the stain.
Allow to air dry for about an hour. If you need to speed up this process you can use a fan or a blow dryer on the cool setting.
To remove blood from a mattress:
To remove blood stains from a mattress you’ll want to treat the stain as quickly as you can.
- Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide.
- Spray stain with hydrogen peroxide.
- Blot stain with a clean towel or rag.
- Repeat this process until the stain is gone.
- Allow mattress to air dry or use a fan/blow dryer to speed up the dry time.
To remove vomit stains
To remove vomit stains and smells from a mattress you’ll want to get to the stain as quickly as possible to eliminate odors and stains.
- Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water
- Treat the mattress by spraying the area of the mattress
- Blot area with a clean towel or rag
- Repeat this process until the stain is gone
- Sprinkle area with baking soda and allow to dry for about an hour. (speed up this process with a fan or blow dryer).
Keep your mattress clean tips
Here are a few tips to keep your mattress clean and fresh longer:
- Thoroughly clean your mattress at least twice a year or every 6 months
- Get to stains as soon as they happen
- Allow your mattress to air out once a week without sheets or a mattress cover
- Clean your bedding at least once a week
- Use a mattress cover
- Flip or turn your mattress (depending on your mattress type) twice a year
Other ways to keep your home clean:
I really hope you find this post helpful and are able to extend the life of your mattresses.