A clean bed and mattress can contribute a great deal to a good night’s sleep. Upholstery and mattress cleaning are quite different than cleaning sheets. You cannot follow the same regular strategy to wipe off stains and dust.
What should you do initially?
Each mattress and pillow is made up of different materials. For example, the king memory foam mattress contains several foam layers, while a regular mattress does not. Thus, following the same cleaning strategy will not work for every mattress.
But before you start cleaning your mattress, you must follow these simple steps.
- Read the use and cleaning instructions for the mattress; these must be mention on the mattress’s pack.
- Contact the customer care and ask them the best way to clean the mattress.
- Avoid using all those things that are claimed to be harmful to the material.
Things to do for a non-professional mattress cleaning.
Calling upon the professionals is not necessary if you are cleaning your mattress regularly. The following are some effective ways to clean your mattress non-professionally.
ü Use deodorant and baking soda.
Take a few grams of baking soda, sprinkle it over your bed’s top. Now spray your favorite deodorant. Let this mixture stay on your mattress for 30 minutes. The oxidative powers of baking soda combined with the refreshing smell of deodorant will clean all the stains.
After a few hours, clean this mixture with a vacuum cleaner. Not only the vacuum cleaning will make your mattress cleaner, but it will also clear up all the debris of your mattress.
ü Use mild dish soaps
If there are some stains on your mattresses, you should clean them with mild soaps. Drop a few drops of dishwashing soaps at the target spot. Rub it with a cloth, and then wipe it off. Now take a dry cloth and press the mattress to dry it.
ü Flip your mattress
If, in case, you do not want to get into some tough cleaning options. Simply flip the mattress, but it will only work for those mattresses with an even distribution of material.
ü Air dry your mattress.
Never sun-dry the mattress. UV radiation can damage the material construction of the mattresses. You can use a blower or let the mattress dry for a few days in a properly ventilated area.
ü Using vinegar
To clean tough stains, you can use vinegar. If you do not like the smell of vinegar, you can always shift to hydrogen peroxide. However, using vinegar is far better because the hydrogen peroxide can cause discoloration and damage the material.
You need three spoons of vinegar mixed in a mug of water. Spray this on tough stains and rub with a cloth. Clean excess water with a dry cloth or air dries your mattress.
Other ways to keep your mattress clean
Apart from these options, you can also use mattress protectors and encasements to keep the mattress clean. Secondly, you also need to change the risky habits of eating and drinking in bed.
Cleaning a memory foam is easy when you are following the right solutions. Along with using the right cleaning material, people also need to keep their mattresses safe from stains and spills. Otherwise, everyday cleaning can damage the mattress.