How To: Clean Your Mattress

Sometimes your mattress needs some serious attention. Along with refreshing your bed, making sure your mattress is kept fresh and healthy helps ensures a better night's sleep.

First, strip the mattress all your sheets and put these on a high wash temperature – this helps to remove any staining and bed bugs. Next, you’ll want to hoover the mattress surface. Make sure you pay attention to the crevices, this is where any dirt or dust usually collects.

If any staining remains on your mattress, you may want to spot treat them with an appropriate cleaner. Or, just get a clean cloth damp with cold water. Blot the spill with the damp cloth. Try not to rub the spill to hard as this can push it further into the mattress.

Baking soda can then be used to clean your mattress. All you should do is sprinkle some over your mattress and then give your mattress time to absorb slowly. This will give it time to break down acids and absorb any liquid left over from your spot cleaning. After an hour or so, re-vacuum the mattress to clean up the remainder of the baking soda.

Then it’s a good idea to let it air out for a while so any liquid left in the mattress can dry out. Try leaving the mattress by an open window if possible, as the UV rays in the sun will help kill bacteria and mould on the mattress.

Finally, before putting your mattress back on the bed, turn it a different way to how it sat on the bed previously, so you’re sleeping on the other side. You should flip or rotate your mattress every three to six months to ensure even wear.

Have you got any other tips for cleaning your mattress? We’re always looking for any extra tips; so feel free to message us on Twitter.

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Feather & Black.

*Please refer to your mattress care guide before using any techniques mentioned above as some mattress materials could be affected depending on their filling and tick material. If in doubt, please refer to our Mattress Buyers Guide and speak to one of our in-store experts. 

August 7th 2017

Posted by: Feather & Black