Want to know something positively disgusting? The average person sweats out about a half pint of perspiration each and every night. Want to know what that looks like? Seeing as how we spend almost a third of our life lying horizontally on a mattress, one would think it would stand alone atop our list of regular cleaning duties. But let’s face it. We rarely think about cleaning the mattress.
The problem is once you strip away all the sheets, you’re left with a mattress that has a cover that you can’t remove. It’s not like there’s a zipper and you can simply unzip the cover and throw it into the wash. The sad truth is that once we pull all the sheets off, we tend to turn a blind eye to whatever nastiness might 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 body is lying on top of it with only a sheet separating you from your mattress. Well, my beautiful and talented viewers, 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 around until the end of the tutorial,.
I’ll show you something that will enable you to never have to worry about stains, spills, and other crap on your mattress ever again. All right. Let’s get down to 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 to use a clean upholstery attachment,.
Because remember your vacuum sucks up all kinds of nasties, and you specifically don’t want to be depositing those onto your mattress. We actually have a tutorial on how to clean your cleaning tools, and that tutorial will actually teach you how to clean your vacuum brush attachment. So we’ll link that to 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 develop its own unique aroma. And to combat this, simply sift baking 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 will definitely help neutralize any odors. But note that it won’t really clean or 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.
For a few nights thereafter. A scent I would use would be lavender, but you can use anything you like. Spot cleaning and stains. Stains come in three varieties, but only one usually ends up on your mattress. Those three varieties, protein stains, grease stains, and tannin stains, and the stains you’ll see on your mattress are protein stains. Protein stains consist of things like blood, sweat, vomit, urine, and other bodily fluids that we usually need to contend with.