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How to Clean a Mattress

Learn how to clean a mattress with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

We spend one third of our lives asleep. It is important to get a good night’s sleep but it’s also important to make sure that the mattress we’re sleeping on is clean. Not only will it help your mattress last longer, it can also promote a better night’s sleep. Instead of flipping your mattress twice a year, clean it twice a year. Another way to remember is when the seasons change. Here are some steps you can follow on how to clean a mattress.

How to Clean a Mattress
Learn how to clean a mattress in just three easy steps with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

How to Clean a Mattress

1. Vacuum – Remove your bed linens, mattress pad and covers. Use your vacuum’s crevice tool and clean out all of the dead skin, dust mites and more. Don’t forget to vacuum both sides of your mattress. While you’re cleaning your mattress, throw all your bedding in the wash.

2. Spot Clean – Stains happen and they can go deeper than just your bed linens, sometimes soaking into your mattress. Spot clean any stains with a mild cleaner. Pet stain remover and upholstery cleaner can remove stains quickly. Make sure to blot the cleaner. Rubbing the stain can actually make it go deeper into the mattress.

3. Deodorize – Dust a light layer of baking soda, letting it set for a few hours. The baking soda will absorb any extra liquid and will give your mattress a fresh, clean scent. Then clean up the baking soda with your vacuum’s crevice tool.

Once your mattress is clean, you’ll have a peaceful oasis that’s nice and refreshed. For more tips and how-to’s on sprucing up your home, visit our Around the Home blog.


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