How To: Clean a Mattress

10 Minutes

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.
Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need a measuring cup and baking soda.
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 3: Use a brush attachment on your vacuum to pick up all baking soda residue.
Step 4: Enjoy your fresh/clean mattress.

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3 of 7 questions
  • S
    on Jun 27, 2017

    what does the powder do?

    • Lailasultani
      on Sep 29, 2019

      I tried the backing sodas on my daughter mattress long time ago I didn’t know to sit it for one hour, I just vacuumed it right after 5 minutes. I will try mine this time. Thnx for sharing.

  • Spartychic
    on Aug 15, 2018

    Won't this powder clog the filters in your vacuum cleaner? I believe the same for "carpet fresh". It's not good for your vacuums.

    • Debi
      on Dec 4, 2019

      I've done this on my granddaughters bed post-nighttime accident. It worked pretty well and NO problems with the vac. I have an older Dyson, and I agree withMs. Bonnie, It does double duty clean & freshens vac and your mattress!

  • Dar28624577
    on Aug 15, 2018

    Can do this on foam?

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  • Peggy
    on Sep 28, 2019

    Today is laundry day so I’ll be cleaning my mattress too!! So glad I opened this email first thing this morning!!!

  • Marissa from oz
    on Dec 5, 2019

    what do I use to get an unmentable stain out of mattress.thanks.

    • Christina
      on Jan 30, 2020

      Spray it with Hydrogen Peroxide. You may have to spray it several times but it will pull it out. Use a rag to blot the wetness. Once you have the stain out use the baking soda and vinegar to clean whole mattress pad

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