How to Clean: Your Mattress

anna-sullivan-635346-unsplashFor most homeowners, keeping their homes clean means vacuuming regularly and picking up spills as they happen. However, some parts of your home have a way of getting dirtier than others and many of these areas rarely get cleaned thoroughly. One of the most overlooked areas of your home is the mattress. While an Orlando furniture removal team can haul away and properly dispose of old and unwanted mattresses, cleaning them is often enough to breathe new life into the materials. Here’s a brief guide of how to keep your mattress clean.

Start With the Vacuum

Just like your couch, your mattress can benefit from regular vacuuming. Remove the blankets, sheets, and mattress cover from the surface. Then, use an upholstery attachment on the vacuum and cover the entire surface, starting with the top and moving to the sides of the mattress. This will get rid of pet hair, dirt, and crumbs that make their way past the mattress cover.

Get Rid of Stains

Night sweats happen to the best of us, even when the AC is blowing full blast. While not harmful, they can leave stains on the top of the mattress. Commercial stain removers may help, but putting chemicals on a surface that you sleep on night after night is not always the best idea. Instead, make a paste with plain table salt and lemon juice and set it on the stain. Let it dry for an hour and vacuum up the residue.

Get Rid of Smells

After several years of nightly use, it’s no wonder that most mattresses can start to smell. Rather than ignoring it, treat the smells. Air the mattress out in the bright sunshine for a few hours. The UV rays will kill bacteria, and the fresh air will reduce any remaining smells. If you can’t move the mattress, sprinkle the top with a layer of baking soda and let it sit while you’re at work. Before bedtime, vacuum up the baking soda.

Invest in a Mattress Cover

Quality mattress covers act as a barrier between you and the mattress, keeping the surface cleaner, longer. Best of all, you can remove the cover and toss it in the washing machine with the sheets. This will extend the life of your mattress and keep you from having to contact an Orlando furniture removal professional to haul it away.

If your mattress is beyond saving, don’t panic. Contact Junk Angel and let our Orlando furniture removal team safely dispose of your old bed. Call 1-888-80ANGEL today.

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