How To Clean A Mattress

You rely on your mattress every single night, allowing you to sleep comfortably and get refreshed for the next day. How you sleep depends on the size, firmness, and overall comfort that your mattress offers – but don’t overlook the effects that a dirty mattress can have on your sleep quality.

Over time your mattress get’s dirty, that shouldn’t be news to you. You spend roughly 8 hours a night on it, over time your mattress will get dirty and stained. Especially if you have pets and they hop on!

These factors can lead to allergies and other symptoms – all of which can keep you up at night, and just generally start to smell.

We take a closer look at how to clean a mattress, what products to use, and what should be avoided in this post.

What You Will Need

The first step to cleaning a mattress is understanding what you will need for the process. There are a few tools and cleaning products you should have handy. Getting everything ready during prep work is going to make this easier.

Here is a list of the things you should gather before you start to clean your mattress:

  • A vacuum cleaner with attachments
  • Soap that can be used for stains
  • A laundry detergent if you prefer to use one
  • Some baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Multiple cloths

You can also choose to use a cleaning machine if you have an innerspring mattress. A steam cleaner can also be used in this scenario. Apart from the items listed above, get a small bucket and make sure you have access to water.

Instructions Step By Step

You’ve collected everything in one place, so now it is time to start the cleaning process. Cleaning your mattress may take a little while. You also have to allow some time for drying. Many people set out an hour or two for the cleaning process itself.