How to Clean a Mattress

How often should you clean your mattress? How do you even clean it to begin with? Is there so much to learn that you just don't know where to start? Relax, we've got you covered. You can learn from the collective knowledge of the Hometalk community on our discussion boards, slideshows, DIY video tutorials, and lots of innovative projects.

Clean Your Mattress
How often to clean your mattress
A mattress should be cleaned once every six months. However, this can vary case by case depending on the particular mattress.
Your vacuum can help
Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum your mattress. Be sure to get every nook and cranny.
Rotate your mattress
Mattresses should be flipped every three-six months and both sides vacuumed at the time.
Removing stains
Mix cold water and baking soda to remove food and drink stains from your mattress.
Getting rid of odors
Vacuum, use baking soda, or spray and air out a mattress to get rid of persistent odors.
Top Mattress Cleaning Projects

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Mattress Cleaning Videos

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