Friday, January 6, 2012

Cleaning your mattress

Have you ever stopped to think about things and then get really grossed out? I was on pinterest the other day and came across a pin from the blog "Make it do". She explains how to clean your mattress. That is what got me thinking...I have NEVER "cleaned" my mattress. Sure I change the sheets and wash them regularly but I have never done anything with the mattress!!!! Here is what she does:

You could just use straight baking soda, but I love to pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid and shake up the jar.



Spring cleaning mattresses is a simple process for me.  I start by removing all the bedding, including bed skirts and mattress covers… and putting it all into the wash.
Next I lift the mattress and box springs off the bed and thoroughly vacuum and dust.  I also love to wipe down the wall and floorboards behind the bed.
I lay the mattress back into place and make my own special concoction.  You could just use straight baking soda, but I love to pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid and shake up the jar.

Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit.  I leave it for an hour or more, usually the time it takes for me to finish washing all the bedding and press the bed skirt.
Using the hose end of your vacuum and an upholstery attachment, thoroughly vacuum the mattress.  Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things.  The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness.  It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.  I also love the faint scent of lavender left by the essential oil.


I'm not a huge fan of lavender so I will be going through my stock pile of scents and find one that I love.

2 comments:

Karly Mittens said...

DIY techniques aren't efficient enough to clean stubborn stains. This will result to deeper damage it may cause to the mattress. Hiring a professional cleaner is a great advantage.


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Carpet Toronto said...

Your ideas are just great. mattress cleaning is definitely tough...and using non-toxic cleaners is just great!

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