Want to know somethingpositively disgusting? The average person sweatsout about a half pint of perspiration each and every night. Want to knowwhat that looks like? Seeing as how we spend almosta third of our life lying horizontally on a mattress, one would thinkit would stand alone atop our list of regular cleaning duties.But let’s face it. We rarely think aboutcleaning the mattress.
The problem is once you stripaway all the sheets, you’re left with a mattress that has acover that you can’t remove. It’s not like there’s a zipperand you can simply unzip the cover and throwit into the wash. The sad truth is that once we pullall the sheets off, we tend to turn a blind eye to whatever nastinessmight live atop our mattress. I know you don’t want to admit it,but mattresses harbor spills, stain, dirt, dust, dust mites, and worse.So maintaining a clean mattress
is important for several reasons,not the least of which is the fact that your partially clothed bodyis lying on top of it with only a sheet separating youfrom your mattress. Well, my beautiful and talentedviewers, worry not, because we here at the Clean My Space Institute,aka my house, have put together a few helpful tips and tricks,which will make cleaning and caring for your mattress a breeze. And if you stick arounduntil the end of the tutorial,
I’ll show you something that willenable you to never have to worry about stains, spills, and other crapon your mattress ever again. All right. Let’s get downto some maintenance tips. Vacuum the mattress.This is an important step because it removes the dust,dead skin cells, and other debris that lands on your mattress.Consider doing this every time you rotate your mattress,or once a season. Now, the important part here is touse a clean upholstery attachment,
because remember your vacuumsucks up all kinds of nasties, and you specifically don’t want to bedepositing those onto your mattress. We actually have a tutorialon how to clean your cleaning tools, and that tutorial will actually teach youhow to clean your vacuum brush attachment. So we’ll link thatto the end of this tutorial. Deodorizing your mattress.You can fancify your mattress vacuuming by adding another step,and this is deodorizing. I guess with all that sweat, dust,and other fun stuff that your mattress
handles, it can start to developits own unique aroma. And to combat this, simply siftbaking soda over your mattress, leave it for about 30 minutes,and then vacuum it up with that upholstery attachment.As you know, baking soda is a natural deodorizer, so it willdefinitely help neutralize any odors. But note that it won’t really cleanor remove any stains using this dry cleaning method.If you like essential oils, you can add five drops to the baking soda presift,and you’ll get to enjoy that lovely scent