We spend a lot of time in bed, in fact, lying in bed can be a very personal and intimate thing to do as we spend a third of our time in bed. Though it is not visible to the naked eye, there are a lot of germs and bacteria living inside of your mattress, especially if it is one that you’ve had for a long time. It is important that you also include your big ticket household items like your mattresses and sofas in your general cleaning especially now that various diseases and illnesses are prevalent. A question that comes to mind might be, “Isn’t it hard to clean a mattress?” It may be so, but there are various ways that can help you clean your mattress on your own.
Change and wash your beddings
The standard changing of beddings is at least once a week, depending on how dirty or used they are. Try also not to jump into bed right after coming home as your dirty clothes contribute to bacteria and dirt build-up on your beddings.
Vacuum and Sanitize your Mattress
If there are no deep stains on the mattress, you can avoid doing a deep cleaning and proceed straight to vacuuming. Vacuum and steam your mattress to suck out all the dirt inside your mattress and steaming it will also somehow sanitize it. If you can, bring your mattress outside to sit in the sun. Sunlight is also an effective disinfectant. Make sure you get the edges and crevices as well.
If the dirt on your mattress cannot be cleaned by simple vacuuming and steaming, then it’s probably time to do a deep cleaning. Gather you liquid detergents; avoid commercial cleaners that contain bleach and ammonia and preferably use cleaners with natural enzymes. You may use dishwashing liquid diluted in water. Brush the areas with deep stains to remove them. You may also use vinegar as vinegar is a great cleaning agent to help remove unpleasant odor.
This step may also be done to memory foam mattress, just make sure you use a gentler hand when deep cleaning as these types of mattresses are softer compared to spring-type mattresses.
There are a lot of ways to make sure that the area you are moving at is clean and safe. Take the extra time and effort to clean your mattresses, and even sofas and chairs. Aside from the obvious health benefits that cleaning will give you, it also helps in keeping your furniture in tiptop shape.