It’s that time of year again. Time to make sure everything is clean and in good working order. And that includes your mattress! Now that summer’s here and we may be sweating a bit more in our sleep, it’s a great time to freshen that mattress! Keep reading to figure out just how to do it, and don’t be afraid to call in the professionals if you find yourself in a pickle!
Launder Your Linens
You may have already guessed it, but the first step to cleaning and sanitizing your mattress is to launder your linens! Strip the bed entirely of its sheets, comforter, blankets, and mattress cover. Pay close attention to care labels so that you don’t ruin your linens, but wash and dry them on the hottest setting allowed to ensure proper sanitization. The heat will for sure kill those dust mites!
Vacuum the Mattress
Next, you’ll want to vacuum your mattress thoroughly. You can use your handy upholstery attachment for this part; it works great! Start at the top of your mattress and work your way to the bottom, overlapping as much as possible to be as thorough as possible. Don’t forget to vacuum the sides, as well. You don’t want to miss a spot!
Finally, it’s time to deodorize your mattress and rid it of those stinky bodily aromas. For this part, all you’ll need is baking soda and your favorite essential oil (okay, the essential oil is optional). It merely helps to freshen your mattress; they smell delightful! Sprinkle the baking soda and essential oil over the surface of your mattress, and allow it to sit for ten extra minutes.
Not sure which essential oil to use? Lavender promotes sleep, while eucalyptus promotes muscle relaxation and lemon promotes freshness!
We hope these tips have helped you successfully clean and freshen your mattress! Remember, we spend a large portion of our lifetimes asleep on our mattresses, so they should be kept as clean as possible!