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June 22, 2023 3 min read

Your mattress is one of the most critical investments in your home, providing you with a good night's sleep and a comfortable resting place. 

However, mattresses can accumulate dirt, stains, and unpleasant odours over time. Regularly cleaning your mattress is essential for longevity and ensuring a hygienic sleeping environment. 

This article will guide you through four easy steps to clean your mattress effectively.

Step 1: Vacuum the Mattress

The first step in cleaning your mattress is to remove any loose dirt, dust, and debris. Start by using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Gently run the attachment over the entire mattress surface, paying extra attention to seams, crevices, and corners. 

This will help eliminate dust mites, allergens, and loose particles that may have settled on your mattress over time.

Vacuuming your mattress regularly is an essential part of mattress maintenance. Aim to vacuum your mattress at least once a month to keep it clean and fresh. This simple step goes a long way in preventing the accumulation of dirt and allergens, promoting a healthier sleeping environment.

Step 2: Spot Clean Stains

Mattresses can be prone to spills and stains, ruining their appearance and creating an unsanitary sleeping environment. Make a homemade stain remover by mixing equal parts of water and mild detergent in a spray bottle to tackle stains. Lightly spray the stained area, being careful not to saturate the mattress.

Gently blot the stain using a clean cloth or sponge. Avoid rubbing the stain, which can push it deeper into the mattress fibres. You can also use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for tough stains. However, always test it on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration.

It's important to address stains as soon as possible to prevent them from setting and becoming more challenging to remove. Prompt action will increase your chances of successfully eliminating the stain and restoring the appearance of your mattress.

Step 3: Deodorize the Mattress

Over time, mattresses can develop unpleasant odours due to sweat, spills, or everyday use. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the entire surface to freshen up your mattress.

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that helps absorb and neutralize odours. Leave the baking soda on the mattress for at least 30 minutes  – overnight for maximum effectiveness. Afterward, use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda thoroughly. Your mattress will be left smelling fresh and clean.

Deodorizing your mattress regularly helps eliminate any lingering odours and keeps it smelling pleasant. Consider deodorizing your mattress every few months (or as needed) to maintain a fresh and inviting sleeping environment.

Step 4: Protect Your Mattress

To maintain the cleanliness and longevity of your mattress, it's crucial to protect it from spills, stains, and allergens. Invest in a good quality mattress protector or encasement. These protective covers create a barrier between your body and the mattress, preventing sweat, spills, and dust mites from penetrating the fabric.

They are usually waterproof and machine washable, making them easy to clean and maintain. By using a mattress protector, you can reduce the frequency of deep cleaning and extend the lifespan of your mattress.

There are also mattress pads that are not waterproof, but can still protect your mattress from minor spills, dust and allergens. Mattress pads have better breathability and do sleep cooler than a mattress protector.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, cleaning your mattress doesn't have to be a daunting task. Following these four steps, you can keep your mattress clean, fresh, and hygienic. 

Regular vacuuming removes dirt and allergens, spot cleaning tackles stains, deodorizing with baking soda eliminates odours, and protecting your mattress with a mattress protector or mattress pad safeguards against future mishaps. 

With a little effort and regular maintenance, your mattress will continue to provide you with a comfortable and healthy sleeping environment.

Looking for a convenient way to refresh your mattress? With Evrbed, mattresses you can zip off the top cover to easily clean and rejuvenate your mattress. As well with Evrbed mattresses you can simply purchase a new top quilted cover to completely refresh your sleep environment. Explore our collection of innovative and customizable mattresses today. Sleep cleaner, sleep better with Evrbed.