Maintaining and caring for your mattress properly includes knowing how to clean a mattress. How can you clean a mattress effectively so you can consistently enjoy a good night's sleep?
The knowledge that you are sleeping on a clean surface is worth every minute it takes to care for your mattress!
Vacuum every few months if you have allergies or every six months otherwise.
Use a sponge dipped in water and a mild detergent to wipe the soiled area until the stain appears to come out. Allow the area to air dry and then repeat the process again if there is any residual stain left behind.
Use just enough water to dampen the area without soaking it and then blot dry with another clean white cloth.
People with chemical sensitivities or allergies to chemical cleaners should opt for an organic cleaner.
Once in a while it is helpful to clean your pillows as well. Many types of pillows can be washed in a front-loading washer, however cleaning feather pillows is a bit more challenging.
We recommend that you use a pillow protector with feather pillows, which prevents feathers from poking through the pillowcase, and which also keeps the pillow fresher.
If you fluff and air out your feather pillows regularly, you won't need to wash them as often!
When you put a feather pillow in the washer, the feathers will become damp and have an unpleasant smell. Here are some tips to wash your pillow gently and dry it thoroughly so that the feathers fluff and retain their softness.
Learning how to clean a mattress and care for your mattress and pillows properly is beneficial for several reasons.
Every mattress and pillow will gather dust, and others will gather dust mites, dust mite feces, allergens, small particulates, and bacteria if not maintained carefully.
Removal of these things will ensure a cleaner sleeping environment and will help keep allergic reactions to a minimum.
You'll extend the life of your mattress with the proper care too and that's really important when you consider the amount of money you spend on a mattress. You want it to last a long time!
The time it takes to clean your mattress and pillows a few times a year is really nothing compared to the time it would take to shop for a new mattress.
The cost of cleaning the mattress is nominal compared to the cost of buying a new mattress altogether.
Include the steps for how to clean a mattress and pillows on your regular housecleaning schedule and you will be sure to include it as part of your normal routine.
Don't think of it as an additional task, but rather one that fits into your schedule like fan cleaning, dusting, and cleaning your windows!