Your mattress is one of the most important parts of your bedroom. It’s where you sleep, relax, and dream about life’s possibilities. However, all that time spent on your mattress can leave it in need of a good cleaning.
Without proper cleaning, dirt and dust can get trapped deep into the fibers of your mattress. Not only does this make your bed less comfortable, but it also puts you at risk for health issues like allergies or asthma. Follow these simple steps to clean your mattress without a vacuum:
Cleaning the top of your mattress
While vacuuming the top of your mattress is an effective way to remove dust and dead skin cells, you don’t want to risk damaging the mattress from overuse. To keep your mattress in tip-top shape, use a damp towel to gently clean the top of your mattress.
Take your time and avoid the temptation to up-end your mattress, which will further damage it. Next, take a damp, warm washcloth and gently wipe off the excess water from the surface of your mattress. Leave the washcloth damp for about 30 minutes, then pat the surface dry with a clean, dry towel.
Wipe the mattress clean of any leftover soap, debris, or sweat. Cleaning the underside of your mattress No matter how often you vacuum your mattress, it won’t stay clean if you leave it in the same place.
-Take out all bedding and sheets from the mattress
-Dump them all on a small area of the living room floor
-Use warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub your mattress
-After scrubbing, dry it with a microfiber towel to remove any leftover water
-Dampen the surface with water and dry with a soft-bristled brush
-Add any remaining clean laundry to the basket.
-Lay on your mattress to feel the fresh, clean air
-Pick up and fold your clean laundry.
-Put the clean laundry in the laundry basket. -Throw the mattress back in your bedroom.
-Put your new, clean mattress back in place.
-Rearrange your furniture.
-Vacuum the dust and dirt off using a vacuum cleaner
-Bag the vacuum cleaner up and store it, so you don’t forget to clean your mattress -Dry the mattress thoroughly with a good soft towel -Make sure you turn your mattress over so that you don’t blow dust from the mattress all over the rest of the room
-Remove the protective cover, so you can vacuum the wood and fibers -Remove the mattress from the mattress, so you can wash it Remember, a vacuum is an essential part of your cleaning kit, but it’s not always convenient or efficient.
By taking these simple steps, you can avoid your mattress becoming too dirty to be comfortable, and make your mattress squeaky clean without pulling out the vacuum. Sponsored by Unitrol USA.
Cleaning the sides of your mattress
If you can’t reach all the crevices of your mattress to clean it up, hire a professional to help you with your mattress. They’ll use a pressure washer to spray high pressure water on your mattress, working their way up from the top.
Once your mattress has been treated, you can do the process yourself. If you don’t have access to a professional, consider using a mattress pad, which will allow you to just shake off your mattress without using a pressure washer or vacuuming.
When using a mattress pad, line the pad, make sure that it completely lines up with the corners of your mattress. Clean your mattress with water. Use warm water and a mild detergent to wipe all around the mattress. This will help to get rid of any dirt that may be hiding.
-Use a cloth or towel to wipe down around the edges of the mattress
-Wipe down the top -Wipe down the sides and corners -Apply a thin layer of pillow case or other absorbent material to the mattress -Scrub the entire mattress with warm soapy water, cover it with a dry towel, and let it air dry for 10 to 20 minutes
-Scrub the mattress with a clean cloth or sponge This removes all traces of dirt, dust and other stains on the mattress, but not before thoroughly drying the entire mattress.
Cleaning under your mattress
Step 1: Remove the mattress from the box spring and place it on the carpeted floor.
Step 2: Using a circular motion, press the mattress onto the carpeted floor.
Step 3: While holding the mattress, run a soft cloth over the mattress in circular motions. Don’t scrub the edges of the mattress because this could scratch it.
Step 4: Let the mattress sit on the carpeted floor for at least 30 minutes before trying to remove the dust. It will feel like it is softer, and you may see flecks of dust rise to the surface. This is normal and you’re good to go.
Cleaning the mattress from the headboard to the foot of the bed. Remove the mattress from the headboard and place it on your bed. Be sure not to touch the wall.
How to remove dust from the surface of your mattress
1. Make sure you remove any dust from the surface of the mattress using a fan or dehumidifier, ideally one that removes dust from within the home.
2. Get a towel or a light fabric softener sheet and place it under the dehumidifier.
3. Now, take the entire mattress outside into the open and run the fan or dehumidifier on low, until the towels and the sheet become soaked.
4. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse the towel and sheet under cold water.
5. Rinse the mattress in a sink filled with warm water (not hot water) until the mattress is completely dry.
The basic steps described in this guide should get you started on the right foot when it comes to cleaning your mattress. However, there is a lot more to know about cleaning your mattress. I’d love to hear any comments or questions about your mattress. Post them below, and I’ll do my best to help you with the info I have.