How to Clean Your Mattress With Baking Soda and Vinegar

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Learn how to clean your mattress with baking soda and vinegar. If your mattress needs a little freshening up you don’t have to use expensive cleaning products or harmful chemicals. Simply head over to your pantry and grab two these two basic ingredients.

Using a mattress protectoron any mattress in your home prevents a number of things that can happen resulting in a ruined mattress. And mattresses aren’t cheap! Using a protector will prevent damage from accidents and spills, especially if you have pets and children. Easy to remove and clean, you can use the same ingredients as below but instead soak the protector in a hot water/vinegar solution before washing it.

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for this tutorial you will need plain white vinegar (apple cider is fine too) baking soda, a spray bottle and a vacuum. A kitchen sifter is nice to have because it will spread the baking soda evenly but it is not necessary.

1) Remove the bed sheets and fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Spray the bed liberally. The vinegar will help kill germs and bugs/ bacteria.

2) After the vinegar has dried sprinkle baking soda onto the mattress. The baking soda will help absorb moisture left from the vinegar and keep the mattress smelling fresh.

3) Vacuum up the baking soda and make sure there is no moisture left on the bed.

Put the sheets back on and take a snooze!

How to Clean a Mattress

For more information, see Hometalk's in-depth guide to how to clean a mattress and remove different types of stains.

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Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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  • Kristine Rhodes Kristine Rhodes on Jun 28, 2022

    How often do you do this, weekly when you change the sheets?

  • Brenda Brenda on Apr 22, 2024

    Can you clean your couch the same way with same results?

  • Linda Linda on Apr 23, 2024

    Why don’t people use a mattress pad ? Very washable and easy to change, keeps mattress clean

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  • LinneaSanchez LinneaSanchez on May 12, 2021

    Thank you!

  • L**86443345 L**86443345 on Apr 22, 2024

    I clean my matresses with my steam machine, effortless and super fast. 💫