How To Clean a Mattress Like a Professional

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How To Clean a Mattress Like a Professional

Clean your mattress like a professional without using expensive equipment or harsh chemicals

You know those things you gotta do but don’t really want to do…

This is one of those things.

Mattress cleaning!

I never remember to clean our mattress on the 3 month intervals that are recommended.

Truthfully until a few years ago I didn’t even realize you should, thanks adult hood 😅

But now that I have seen the light I know it needs to be done & I have figured out the best method to make it easy, inexpensive, & quick!

Our mattress is pretty new, we bought it when we moved into our farmhouse in May.

It was pretty inexpensive & so comfortable!

In January I like to do a whole house deep cleaning & it’s the perfect time to make sure I hit the mattress too.

How To Clean a Mattress Like a Professional:

  1. Start by stripping all the sheets, pillowcases, comforters, or duvets off the bed.

Wash them in hot water to help get rid of allergens & dust mites.

2. Vacuum the mattress thoroughly, including the sides.

3. Next, spot clean the mattress if there are any stains. You can use any stain cleaner or mix up your own.

1 part hot water + 1 part dish soap + a small amount of Clorox powder = my secret power stain remover

4. Once the stains are taken care of, it’s time to make the baking soda mix.

Add a few drops of essential oil to a new box of baking soda & shake it up really good.

Sprinkle the box of baking soda all over the bed & let it soak for at least an hour, the longer the better.

Baking soda wicks away moisture & removes dirt & debris.

5. After the baking soda had time to sit vacuum it off completely.

This is also a good time to clean the headboard & baseboard.

That’s it!

Your mattress is now officially fresh, clean & ready to be forgotten about for another couple of months 😅

Now I gotta know, how often do y’all clean your mattresses?

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  • Joyce hodges Joyce hodges on Sep 01, 2022

    After a recent move, noticed black grease/tar spots on my mattress. How can I remove the spots without ruining my mattress or leaving an odor from chemicals.

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  • Sandy Koonce-Conoway Sandy Koonce-Conoway on Jan 30, 2022

    My vac.says not to use powders for cleaning, like your floors. This had me thinking....

  • P P on Jan 27, 2023

    WE used to be able to rotate top to bottom AND flip mattress to get even wear & make them last longer - having a pillow top seemed great -except no flipping over possible! but rotating mattress - a 2 person job - will increase life of it.

    • Rosalyn Rosalyn on Jan 28, 2023

      It’s tough to find those types of mattresses now! I finally got rid of my old but comfy mattress & wanted the same brand but they no longer make the type that we can flip.