I’m always looking for natural ways to clean things. This frequently entails the use of baking soda and vinegar. But can that combination be used on a mattress?
Mattresses can harbor moisture, mites, and mildew. If we do not properly clean and care for our mattresses, we are exposing our bodies to unpleasant situations at best and dangerous at worst.
I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about cleaning your bed today!
What Kind of Mattress Do You Have?
There are many different types of mattresses available these days. The two most popular types are traditional mattresses and foam mattresses and hybrids of various materials like latex.
First, it is critical to determine the type of mattress you have to ensure that cleaning it with the procedure I outline below is safe. Foam and hybrid mattresses may take longer to dry than traditional mattresses.
Why Does Baking Soda and Vinegar Work?
Why use a chemical-laden product that is perhaps hazardous to your health when vinegar will suffice? Both vinegar and baking soda are non-toxic and will not harm anyone during and after cleaning your mattress!
Baking soda is affordable, non-toxic, and quick to absorb moisture and odors. It aids in the removal of unseen organisms that produce odors and stains by eliminating dirt, dust, perspiration, and dead skin cells. You probably don’t think about these things being in your mattress, but they are there.
Vinegar is extremely cheap and instantly kills bacteria and odors. When the two are combined, you have a powerful cleaning solution that will get rid of any unwanted mattress invaders.
Steps for How to Clean
Items you’ll need: Vinegar, baking soda, spray bottle, sifter, and vacuum cleaner.
- Take off all the bedding and put it in the washing machine.
- Wash your mattress protector if you have one. If not consider buying one (see below).
- Apply a small layer of vinegar to the entire mattress using a spray bottle, making sure it is well covered. Vinegar can be used to absorb stains and help eradicate odors. Allow the vinegar to soak in for a few hours.
- Spread the baking soda evenly across the mattress with a sifter. This will help remove anything that the vinegar did not remove as well as absorb the vinegar’s moisture. You don’t want moisture to accumulate in your mattress. It’s difficult for it to escape once the bedding is replaced.
- Allow it to sit for a few hours, or perhaps a day, with the baking soda on. The longer it sits, the better it will be at eliminating objects.
- Finally, vacuum the mattress thoroughly to remove all of the baking soda. Check it several times to make sure you got every last bit of the baking soda.
- Replace the sheets and enjoy your new, clean bed!
How Often Should You Do It?
There is no specific schedule for washing your mattress, although it cannot be cleaned too frequently. The more you do it, the cleaner your bed.
Of course, some problems, such as bedwetting, may necessitate a complete cleaning. Urine should never be taken lightly. The same is true if a person has been in bed for several days with a fever and profuse perspiration. It is best to clean the mattress as soon as possible.
How to Keep Your Mattress Clean?
You can do various things to keep mold and mites from taking up residence in your bed.
A mattress protector does exactly what it says: it shields the mattress from liquids and stains. It works wonders in terms of extending the life of a mattress.
Wash Your Sheets and Blankets Regularly
Make it a habit to replace your bed linens regularly. You probably have no idea how much dirt collects in our mattresses, so washing your sheet frequently is a good first step.
Keep Pets Off the Bed
It may be challenging, but dogs can track a variety of nasty items onto your bed. Keep your mind at ease by teaching your pet to stay off the bed.