How To Clean Your Bed (Mattress)

A bed is where the average American spends up to thirty five percent of their life. It’s also one of the things in your home you replace the least often. It’s not hard to imagine that your bed is a place that can get pretty dirty over time. You do your best to keep it clean but life isn’t without it’s little messes. Usually you can just pull off your covers and sheets and toss them into the washer – taking the mess with them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes the mess can be much deeper in the terms of your bed. So other then dust your head bored and clean your sheets how can you keep your bed clean? By cleaning your mattress. The mattress isn’t something most people think about, or even know how to clean. Here are a few methods you can use to keep your mattress – and by extension your bed – clean.

Regular Cleaning

This is the quickest and easiest clean for your mattress. It’s definitely not a deep clean – but it gets the job done. Simply pull the sheets off your bed and then vacuum it to get any small crumbs from the nooks and crannies. From there you can take a rag or sponge with upholstery or enzyme cleaner and scrub out any unsightly stains.

Dealing Mystery Stains

Whats grosser then a stained mattress. A mattress with a stain you can’t identify. Better scrub it away. To do this your going to want to take any generic citrus type cleaner and spray the stain. Let the cleaner sit for up to five minutes. Then blot the clearer back up with a towel. Don;t rub – it’ll only make the problem worse!

Blood Stains

I know we don’t like to talk about it – but it happens. One heavy period and BAM you’ve got a gross blood stain waiting for you when you wake up. Don’t worry, though, theres and easy fix: Hydrogen Peroxide. Apply to the mattress then blot clean while bubbling. It might not all come up – but at least it’ll be hard to see. If the stains does not disappear at all, then consult with you cleaning company.

Urine

Kids wet the bed. It’s pretty much unavoidable. Luckily it’s not the end of the world or your child’s mattress. Make sure to blot out as much of the access liquid as possibale. The sooner you do this the less the stain and oder is going to stick around. Once you’ve got as much as you can hit the disaster zone with an enzyme based cleaner. Your going to blot this one up too. Once done hit that stain with baking soda and leave it over night. Vacuum it up in the morning and consider yourself a mattress-life saver.