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How To: Clean a Mattress

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Did you know that you should and can clean a mattress? I sure didn't but when I cleaned it...the results were great. It was super easy and quick.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $3 Difficulty: Easy
  • how to clean a mattress, cleaning tips, Step 1 Gather your supplies You will need a measuring cup and baking soda
Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need a measuring cup and baking soda.
  • how to clean a mattress, cleaning tips, Step 2 Pour two cups of baking soda over mattress Make sure to gently spread the baking soda over the entire mattress surface Let it sit for one hour
Step 2: Pour two cups of baking soda over mattress. Make sure to gently spread the baking soda over the entire mattress surface. Let it sit for one hour.
  • how to clean a mattress, cleaning tips, Step 3 Use a brush attachment on your vacuum to pick up all baking soda residue
Step 3: Use a brush attachment on your vacuum to pick up all baking soda residue.
  • how to clean a mattress, cleaning tips, Step 4 Enjoy your fresh clean mattress
Step 4: Enjoy your fresh/clean mattress.

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  • Suzanne King
    Suzanne King East Hartford, CT

    how about foam mattresses?

    • Frankie Roberts

      I have a foam mattress as well and ever so often I take it to the wash house and use the giant load if theres one in you city with baking soda and pinesol.

  • Mary Blatnik-Smith
    Mary Blatnik-Smith Strongsville, OH

    Will this also take away color stains from sweating thru colored sheets or just odor?

  • Rona
    Rona North Richland Hills, TX

    I bought an adjustable bed (at a great price) and discovered it had been in the home of a smoker. The smell was so bad it triggered my asthma. First I used Fabreez, didn't work. Then I used baking soda. Several times. Still didn't work. Then I

    • Liz
      Liz Foothill Ranch, CA

      Rona, with asthma you really do have to be careful, especially about chemical odors. The mattress and box spring protectors was a good idea for people with allergies and asthma, but please don't use Lysol. That can really trigger an asthma attack.

  • Shar
    Shar Canada

    I am not sure if it works on orders, but a streamer works to kill dust mites. I use my steamer just lightly all over the mattress to freshen it up. I am going to try the baking soda idea. Good luck with your mattress Rona.

  • SS
    SS Morrisville, PA

    You should put your mattress out in the hot sun for a day in the summer to get rid of the dust mites too.

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