Now that you have the particles of grossness sucked up, […]
Now that you have the particles of grossness sucked up, time to work on sweat and other stains. Spray the surface
of the mattress lightly with 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap and 1 cup of warm water. Let the solution sit for a few
minutes, then scrub the mattress with a damp towel to act as the rinse cycle.
If your mattress has pet urine stains, I recommend using the handheld attachment on your steam cleaner and a pet-
stain enzyme cleaner to work out the stain. Then, use three drops of peppermint essential oil and 1 cup of warm
water to remove any lingering smells. Just spray it on and let it dry.
Before you chunk your mattress out the door in disgust, give it a good, deep clean. Now, I know 3D air mesh you can't just
stick your mattress in the washing machine, but you can get it clean without too much effort. Here's how.
When you're done stain removing, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over the entire mattress and leave it
there for at least an hour, or until the mattress is dry.
Grab your sheets, pillows and pillow cases and give them a good cleaning, while you're working on your mattress.
Now that it's bare, the first step is giving it a good vacuuming to suck up bugs, bug feces and skin flakes. Be
sure to get in the seams, around labels and in any divots because that is where the most yuckiness will accumulate.
Finally, go back over the mattress with your vacuum to remove the baking soda to finish.
Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed
around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge
contributors to allergy problems. Your mattress alone could be home to 10 million dust mites, according to The
American Council on Science and Health.