Keeping Your Mattress Clean: A Step-by-Step Guide

00:06, Thursday 12/01/2023 - Pro Reviewer I have 5 years of experience in blogging...

A high-quality mattress should be treated as such. Consider this a long-term investment; you'll probably keep it for the next decade. A mattress will inevitably show signs of wear and tear after being used for seven hours per night for ten years. Mattresses, thankfully, can be cleaned and maintained in order to ensure that they last for a long time.

Clean your mattress at least once every six months, more often if you have allergies or pets. Mattress cleaning is a breeze. To maintain your mattress's like-new appearance all year long, just follow our eight-step guide.

Acquire Your Mattress Cleaning Materials

Acquiring suitable cleaning materials is the first step in cleaning a mattress. Having the right tools will make cleaning much easier and faster.

  • Vacuum
  • Concentrated cleaner for washing machines
  • Salicylic acid
  • Tissue for wiping down
  • Soap with enzymes or the dishwasher

Clean all linens by stripping the bed and washing them in Step 2.

After you've gathered your cleaning materials, you should wash all the bedding. Take everything off the bed: the flat sheet, the fitted sheet, the comforter, and the blankets. Take the pillowcases off as well. Just throw them into the washing machine to get rid of any grime, stains, or dirt.

Throw your pillows in the wash, too. Follow the care instructions on the label to determine the best way to clean your pillows.

After washing your sheets, you must ensure that they are thoroughly dried. Mold and other bacteria thrive in humid environments, making moldy or wet bedding a major health risk.

Third, give your mattress a good vacuuming.

You can begin vacuuming your mattress while washing your sheets. To thoroughly clean your mattress, use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum. A lot of the dirt, dust, and dander that has accumulated on your mattress can be removed with a simple vacuuming. Before using water and cleaning solutions, it is recommended to vacuum the area to remove any dirt or grime that may become embedded in the surface.

When vacuuming, be sure to thoroughly cover the area you sleep on and the edges.

To complete the process, step four entails using a stain remover to spot-clean your mattress.

Assuming you have already given your mattress a thorough vacuuming, you can move on to the spot cleaning. Depending on the stain, you'll want to use a different cleaner to get rid of it. Standard stain removers are effective on everyday stains like dirt and grime. Stains from bodily fluids like urine, vomit, or sweat can be easily removed using an enzyme cleaner or hydrogen peroxide.

Dish soap is effective at removing most stains if you don't have access to a stain remover or enzyme cleaner. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to effectively eliminate blood stains, making it a useful product to have on hand.

You shouldn't use too much stain remover when you're trying to clean a stain. At the outset, simplicity is key. Here are four ways to treat a stain individually:

  1. Put a little bit of cleaner on a rag and start cleaning. Gently dab the rag onto the stain.

Hand putting cleaner on rag to clean mattress

2. Give the solution a few minutes to settle. Finally, pat the affected area dry with a clean cloth.

Waiting on solution timer

Lastly, wet another clean rag with cold water. Then, use a damp rag to pat the area dry.

Hand adding cold water to rag to clean mattress

Fourth, if the stain is still visible, repeat steps one through three.

If you follow these instructions, you won't have to worry about damaging your mattress by accidentally using too much cleaning solution.

Method Five: Cover the Entire Bed with Baking Soda

Then, once you've given the treated areas time to dry, you can sprinkle baking soda over your mattress. Baking soda can help get rid of unpleasant odors because it is a natural deodorizer.

Pat the baking soda into your mattress and give it some time to work. For best results, let the baking soda sit for at least 15 minutes, but ideally several hours. This will give the baking soda sufficient time to eliminate any lingering odors from your bed.

Sixth, vacuum once more

Using the upholstery attachment, run the vacuum over the mattress again after letting the baking soda sit for a while. Carefully vacuum up all of the baking soda, paying special attention to any mattress seams.

If you want to be absolutely certain that you have removed all the baking soda from your mattress, it may be useful to vacuum it up once more.

Seventh Step: Let the Mattress Breathe

It's time to air out your mattress after you've cleaned it with a vacuum, spot treated it, and used a deodorizer. Important as it may be, this is the first step in the cleaning process. If you want your mattress to dry completely and be free of any lingering odors, you should let it air outside. Ventilate your room by opening a window, or better yet, put your bed where it can get some direct sunlight.

If you've just washed your mattress, don't replace the sheets until it's completely dry. Bedding that is put on top of a damp mattress can prevent it from drying completely, leading to mildew growth. Damage to your mattress, as well as unpleasant odors and stains, could result from mildew.

8. Turn the mattress over.

After allowing your mattress to air out, turn it over and repeat steps 1 through 7. Spending some time each day cleaning your mattress can seem like a nuisance, but it will help you save money and extend the life of your mattress.

If you have a Purple Mattress, you can ignore the eighth step Purple's signature GelFlexTM Grid technology necessitates the mattress to maintain its structural integrity. Once every three to four months, you should rotate your Purple mattress. This will keep it sturdy and prevent uneven wearing on any one side.

There Are Other Factors To Think About

Safeguard the Bed

An additional tool for maintaining a clean mattress is a mattress protector. Protect your mattress from spills and stains with a mattress protector. A mattress protector will make regular mattress cleaning easier by blocking most stains and reducing the need for vacuuming, but we still recommend doing so every few months.


Keep in mind that the mattress protector also requires regular cleaning. They can be easily cleaned and will prolong the life of your mattress.

Marks on the Mattress

Although blood stains on bedding and mattresses can be challenging to remove, they are not impossible to do so with the right knowledge and equipment. Blood stains can be removed with cold water and hydrogen peroxide, but never warm or hot water. Following our advice can help you get rid of unsightly blood stains, though it may take more than one try.

To effectively remove urine stains, an enzyme cleaner is essential. Stains are typically easily removed by applying a small amount of enzyme cleaner, letting it sit, and then gently patting away the stain. Repeat the process until the stain comes out, if necessary.

In the same way that hydrogen peroxide and a good enzyme cleaner can get rid of urine stains, they can do the same thing for sweat stains. Put some cleaning solution on the stain, let it sit, and then pat it dry gently. Use the same method until the stain is gone, or try another method.

The Purple Mattress Cover: Can It Be Cleaned?

The Purple-branded white mattress cover is removable thanks to a zipper. Taking it off to throw in the washing machine is a real possibility. I beg you, don't

The incredible amount of spandex in the cover ensures that you enjoy all of Purple's benefits. The mattress cover will be too small after being washed and dried.

The quality of your sleep depends greatly on the mattress and bedding you use. Maintaining a clean mattress is one of the best ways to extend its life and keep on getting the restful night's sleep you need from it.

You can rest assured that Purple has the ideal mattress for you whenever that time comes. A good night's sleep is just a purple away.

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