Try these simple methods to keep your mattress clean and fresh smelling.

We spend approximately ⅓ of our lives in bed, and naturally, over the years the mattresses collect a lot of dirt and dust, not to mention the stains. If you have little children or pet animals, it may be challenging to keep our bedding in good and hygienic condition. This is why our professionals decided to share with you a few tricks that will make it easier to clean the mattresses at home.

Make your bedroom a cosier place by deodorising your mattress.

Removing Unpleasant Odours From the Mattress

If you know how to remove the unpleasant smells from the mattress properly, this can contribute to your better sleep at night.
  1. First, you need to clean the mattress with a vacuum, starting from the top and sides. The easiest way is to use a vacuum cleaner for cars, but if you don’t, an ordinary model will do the job just fine. Don’t worry about the bottom of the mattress yet, we’ll get there.
  2. We may not sense our own natural odour, but with time, it absorbs into our bed. While sleeping on the mattress, it soaks bacteria transmitted from our sweat, blood, and other bodily fluids. If we have postponed cleaning of the mattress for a long time, even we will start noticing it, and it is neither pleasant nor good for our health. To have a nice and fresh smell in the bedroom, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the entire mattress and gently brush it into the surface. Let it stand for 10-30 minutes to be able to absorb the smell.
  3. The next step is to run the vacuum cleaner over the mattress one more. The first vacuuming s to remove dirt, hair and dust from the surface of your bedding. The second one is to extract the baking soda that has absorbed the moisture and the odours from the mattress.
  4. After you are done with the top, turn the mattress and repeat the procedure on the underside. For more effective deodorising, you can add lavender or eucalyptus oil to the baking soda before you spread it. Both scented oils have an antibacterial effect and will leave a pleasant scent in the bedroom. In addition, lavender oil also contributes to having a peaceful and deep sleep.

If you allow your pets to sleep with you there is a big chance you will have to deal with some stains on the mattress.

How to Remove Stains from your Mattress

Mattresses often get covered with different types of stains – blood, urine, and sweat. It is best if you take care of the spot immediately, but sometimes sleep is more important. Fortunately, the stains can be removed even after some time has passed. You can check some more ways to remove stains on our blog.

Removing Blood Stains From the Mattress

Blood stains are easier to remove if they are still fresh. But even if the blood is dried you can remove it easily from the mattress with this simple homemade cleaner:
You will need:
  • 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid soap
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • and some more hydrogen peroxide for the last step
1. Mix the ingredients together until you get a mixture with the density of a thin paste
2. Apply the homemade formula onto the stain and leave until it dries
3. Remove the dried cleaner with a brush or a damp sponge.
4. Gently blot the spot with a clean cloth (choose a white one to avoid colouring of the mattress) dipped in carbon dioxide until the stain is gone.

Removing Urine Stains From the Mattress

If you have pets or children, then you are no stranger to bed-wetting accidents. Urine stains are tough to remove from the mattress, but not impossible if you follow this simple recipe.
You will need:
  • 3 tsp. of soda bicarbonate
  • 200 ml hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp. liquid soap
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and dip a white towel into the mixture. Clean the stain on the mattress with careful blotting until you remove the urine stain. Do not over soak the mattress to avoid damaging it. It is enough to dip the towel and squeeze it until it’s slightly wet. To “rinse” the solution, blot the mattress with a clean cloth dipped in cold water. Allow the spot to dry entirely before putting fresh sheets.
To avoid unpleasant smells and stains on your mattresses at home, put on a top cover. If you don’t have the time to deal with homemade recipes, don’t hesitate to call us. Our professional upholstery cleaners will deal with stains, odours, dirt and dust on your mattress ensuring you get a good night sleep.