How To Deep Clean Your Mattress

Our mattress is one of the many things in our house that we use daily and is thus highly prone to getting dirty, stain formation, bad odour, allergens and more.

Therefore, it is very essential that we deep clean our mattresses once in every three months.

How To Deep Clean Your Mattress

So, if this is new to you guys, let me share with you’ll some tips on how to clean and deep clean your mattress.

How to Deep Clean Your Mattress?

Deep cleaning your mattress once in every three months is the recommended cycle. Keeping up to this cycle can also help keep dust mites and mould away from your mattress.

Nevertheless, in case you aren’t able to keep up to this cycle, make it a point to deep clean your mattress once in at least every six months.

1. Vacuum your Mattress

For those who have vacuum cleaners, it will be a great practice to vacuum your mattress once in every two weeks at least, i.e., each time you change your bedsheets.

This can help get rid of dust, dead skin cells and any debris that may have fallen or got lodged on the mattress.

2. Spot Treat Stains

Since mattresses cannot be “washed” in a washing machine, you can hand wash it. Here’s how you can do it – make a mixture of 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of dish washing soap in a bowl or a container. Then apply the mixture to any stains using a sponge (make sure that the sponge is unused or completely clean). Let it sit for a few minutes. Then, using a damp rag, blot out the stain.

Note: It is advisable to treat any stains as soon as it forms, rather than wait until deep cleaning day. This will thereby make it easier for you to clean the stains without much effort.

3. Deodorize your Mattress

Mattresses can sometimes get a bad odour due to sweat collection or can have a stale smell due to dust, dead skin cell collection over time. Therefore, deodorizing your mattress is essential.

All you need to do is sprinkle some baking soda mixed with a few drops of essential oil all over your mattress and let it sit for an hour or so. The baking soda can help neutralize any odour from the mattress with its chemical properties, as it is a natural deodorizer.

4. Use Alcohol to Get Rid of Mould

In case your mattress hasn’t been used in a while, it could have caught mould. Therefore, you could use some isopropyl (a type of rubbing alcohol) over the mouldy area or in case not available, you could also use store-bought mould spray to help scrub off the mould.

5. Use an Anti-Allergy Mattress Protector

Anti-allergy mattress protectors are mattress covers that have been treated with antimicrobial technology and thus can help protect the mattress from any bacterial growth and buildup. It can also inhibit the growth of dust mites. They can also help prevent dust and dead skin cells from getting lodged in the mattress.

Note: This product is highly recommended for those who suffer from allergies, asthma etc.

General Tips for Proper Mattress Maintenance

  • Always cover your mattress with cotton or any other material sheets to avoid the mattress from getting dirty easily.
  • Change your sheets once in two weeks to maintain bed and mattress hygiene.
  • Make sure to flip your mattress over once every two to three months. This will help prevent your mattress from getting worn out only in one spot.
  • Try rotating your mattress, so that the mattress doesn’t get indented only in the spot you sleep on it.
  • You could also vacuum clean your mattress once every month or each time you change your sheets (if you find the time and need for it of course).