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.
Removing Unpleasant Odours From the Mattress
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
How to Remove Stains from your Mattress
Removing Blood Stains From the Mattress
- 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 teaspoon of liquid soap
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- and some more hydrogen peroxide for the last step
Removing Urine Stains From the Mattress
- 3 tsp. of soda bicarbonate
- 200 ml hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tsp. liquid soap