Good sleep can free you from stress and also prepares you for the next day. So what is important to get a good sleep? A beautiful sheet? A king-size bed? Perfect room temperature? They may be one of the factors, but the most important thing is the mattress.
A cleaned mattress will help you to get a relaxed sleep. So if you haven’t cleaned your bed until now, it’s time to do that. Don’t think that it’s a tedious thing to do. Today we’re going to tell you how you can clean your memory foam mattress in just four simple steps. But first, let’s know about the benefits of a clean mattress.
Benefits of Cleaning a Mattress
- Proper and maintenance will extend the life of your mattress.
- A dust and debris free mattress will give you a good sleep which ultimately will give you good health.
- It also reduces the risk of skin allergies and itching.
- It also improves the air quality of the room.
So let’s tell you about the cleaning process. We divided the whole process into four easy steps. Just follow the procedure step by step, and in the end, you’ll get a clean and fresh mattress. Let’s begin.
#Step 1: Vacuuming
The first step is to remove the sheets from your bed and thoroughly clean the entire surface of the bed with a vacuum cleaner. It is the simplest way to clean your memory foam mattress. You can use a handheld vacuum, but if you don’t have it, you can use a standard vacuum.
Usually, most foam mattresses have stitched covers, and this becomes the place for dirt, lint, or debris. So, don’t forget to vacuum these hard to reach areas. For these specific areas, use a small brush attachment or a crevice tool.
#Step 2: Make a Mattress Cleaning Solution
After your mattress is free from pet hair, dirt, and dust particles, it’s time to clean the stains. You’ll need a fabric cleaner or mild detergent to remove the stains. To make the solution, take two parts of warm water and mix one part of the cleaner of your choice.
But if you don’t have the cleaner with you right now, don’t worry, you can make it with home ingredients. Mix ¾ cup of water with ¼ cup of white vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle. For discoloration and urine stains, you can also use the baking soda.
#Step 3: Clean the Mattress
After you’re ready with the cleaning solution, it’s time to clean out the tough stains from your foam mattress.
- Identify the spot or stain and then lightly spray the cleaning solution on it.
- Use a rag or a sponge to gently scrub the mattress in circular motions.
- Once the stain is removed, use a clean cloth to wipe the mattress and allow it to dry.
#Step 4: Dry the Mattress
The main concern with the memory foam mattresses is that they tend to absorb the liquids, so the drying process is vital. So, whenever you do the cleaning process, make sure that your windows are open.
You can also use a blow dryer for quick drying. Just hold the dryer about 4-6 inches above the bed and set it at a low heat temperature so that it will not damage your mattress. If you don’t have a dryer, you can use a fan. Position the fan according to the wet area and put it on its highest setting.
Once your bed will get completely dry, you can place new sheets and get ready to get a good sleep on your newly cleaned mattress in the bedroom.
Tips to Keep Your Memory Foam Mattress Clean
Below are some useful maintenance tips for you to increase the longevity of your memory foam mattress:
- Regularly clean or vacuum the mattress
- Rotate your mattress every four to six months
- Never use harsh chemicals to clean your mattress.
- Avoid eating on the bed.
- Use a memory foam mattress topper or waterproof mattress protector to protect your mattress.
- Always make sure that the mattress box spring provides proper support.
- If possible, keep your mattress in sunlight for some time.
- Before cleaning the mattress, always read the manufacturer’s care instructions that come with it.
When you take care of your mattress this way and clean it carefully with the above instructions, we’re pretty sure that your memory foam mattress will keep in its size and shape for many years.