Is the cozy bed you're crawling into each night as clean as you think? Chances are the answer is no. The amount of sweat and dead skin cells hanging out on your mattress is truly disgusting. But it's not like you can throw your mattress in the washing machine. Thankfully, there are things you can do to clean your mattress. Let's take a closer look.
A quick vacuuming of your mattress will pick up dead skin cells, crumbs, and loose dirt. Make sure to use a tool to get in all the nooks and crannies. You don't need to do this every time you change your bed, but once a month wouldn't hurt.
Clean Any Tough Spots
We don't like to think about what the spots on a mattress may be, but they are almost always bodily fluids. It might be a child that's wetting the bed, scratching off a bump in your sleep and not realizing that it's bleeding, or even getting sick and throwing up. Whatever it is, there are ways to get it clean.
You can purchase enzyme cleaners that will help remove the stain. You can also use a mixture of lemon juice and salt. To use the lemon juice and salt mixture, make a paste with the ingredients and then allow it to set on the mattress for up to an hour. Go back and wipe (or vacuum up) the salt, and the stain should be gone and the mattress well sanitized.
Freshen the Mattress
You can help remove odors from your mattress by sprinkling it with baking soda and allowing it to set for 15 to 20 minutes. Vacuum the mattress and it should smell a lot better. If that doesn't work, take your mattress outside and let it air out under the sun. The sun's UV rays will naturally freshen and even whiten your mattress.
Keep It Clean
Once your mattress is clean and fresh, add a mattress protector to keep it that way. A mattress protector will protect your mattress from stains. If you have small children, these should be a must. However, this is a good idea for any mattress.
You may think that cleaning your mattress is impossible, but it's not. It's so easy to clean and freshen your mattress. It may take time, but it's well worth it. At the end of the day, you'll love knowing that your cozy bed is truly clean.