Cleaning the mattress is a big hassle but it has to be done. It is your primary resting spot and you spend almost 1/3 of your day there. A dirty mattress does not make for hygienic living conditions. If you keep avoiding cleaning the mattress, then eventually the dirt and other substances will accumulate over time and turn into a serious a health hazard. Yes, we agree that cleaning the mattress can take up a lot of your time, but ultimately it’s for your own good.
Here are a few simple thing you can try to make you mattress super clean.
It’s not as weird as it sounds. You might be disgusted to know how much dead skin cells we shed during a night, and all of them lie on the surface of your bed. Eventually, they merge together with the dust and debris. You can use the small head attachment of the vacuum to suck out all the nasty and unwanted things. The vacuum will also suck out the dust and debris that is deeply rooted in the mattress.
Remove the Spots & Stains
The first thing you have to know about stains is that if you can take care of them while they’re fresh then you should do it, otherwise they will dry up and become an ugly spot which is a nightmare unto itself to clean.
When you notice the fresh stain, blot it using a wet clean cloth. You can use a dry cloth to get rid of the excess liquid. Make sure that while using the cloth, you are pressing it in the bed and spreading the stain by making a circular motion. You might be tempted to use hot water to remove the stain but it actually helps the stain permeate more.
If the fresh stain proves to be a little stubborn, then you can apply a home paste of baking soda, salt and water on it. Let it rest for about half an hour and then use a clean cloth along with cold water to wash it off. With any luck, the stain will go with it.
Over time you will notice that the mattress will start developing its own scent. It’s not exactly a bad thing but some people might find it uncomfortable. To combat that, you can deodorize the mattress. You can buy a mattress deodorizer from the market to spray the mattress, or you can make your own deodorant using a mixture of essential oils and water in a spray bottle. Spray very lightly and let the mattress dry for a few hours.
Kill the Bacteria
Another trick you can use is leaving your bed out in the sun for a few hours once every few months. This will effectively kill all the bacteria and germs crawling on the surface or rooted underneath it. If you don’t want to use a mattress deodorizer, then you can use the sun’s heat to get rid of the smell. It doesn’t always work to the base level and the smell lingers somewhat but it is still better than nothing.