Cleaning Tip: How To Clean Your Mattress

After a long day of work, the last thing you want to come home to are stained, musky smelling mattress. Not only will this dampen your mood, it may also disrupt your sleep.

And we all know what happens when we do not have a good night’s sleep.

Improve your quality of life by making basic changes to your bedroom maintenance. Here are some helpful tips for how to clean your mattress:

How to Clean Your Mattress

Daily mattress use will inevitably cause odour buildups caused by sweat and bodily excretion. Dust mites will also create a home in your mattress if not properly maintained. Regular cleaning will help minimize these discomforts.

To keep your mattress clean, follow these tips:

(a) Vacuum both sides of your mattress at least once a month. This removes dust and dust mites which can cause skin irritation or in some cases, an allergy reaction.

(b) Air your mattress every few months in direct sunlight. This decrease mould buildup and eliminate any lingering moisture. Removing mould will also decrease odours.

How to Clean Stains on a Mattress

(a) For simple stains, use a citrus cleanser or a dishwashing liquid. Dab it on the stain spot and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Do not apply too much water.

(b) For blood or urine stains, apply a small dose of hydrogen peroxide to the spot. Blot the stained area with a clean damped cloth after application. If this does not work, use a small amount of liquid laundry detergent. Brush the spot vigorously. Use cold water only to add finishing touches. If the stains are particularly stubborn, use baking soda after applying the detergent. Let the baking soda set overnight. Vaccuum the spot the next day.

Visit Bio-home’s Complete guide to Laundry for more info on general stain removal.